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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The General Certificate of Education Advanced Level - generally termed the GCE Advanced Level or more commonly the A-level - is an academic qualification offered by educational institutions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to students completing secondary or pre-university education.

You will study an offered A-level subject over a two-year period and sit an examination at the end of your second year.  This is governed by an official assessment body.  Most students study three A-level subjects simultaneously.

A-levels are recognised by many universities as the standard for assessing the suitability of applicants for admission in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and many universities base their conditional admissions offers on a student's predicted A-level marks.

Entry requirements

You need an IELTS score of 5.5 overall, a successful interview, and a Level 2 equivalent qualification from your home country.

Course Content

You can choose to study three A-levels from the following list.  Please be aware that each subject runs depending on a minimum number of learners in each class so it is worth choosing back-up subjects just in case.
 
A-level Art and Design 
A-level Biology 
A-level Business
A-level Chemistry 
A-level Computer Science 
A-level Design and Technology (Textiles)
A-level Economics
A-level English Language 
A-level English Language and Literature Combined 
A-level English Literature 
A-level Film Studies 
A-level French 
A-level Further Mathematics 
A-level Geography 
A-level Geology
A-level Politics 
A-level History 
A-level Law 
A-level Maths 
A-level Media Studies 
A-level Philosophy 
A-level Physics 
A-level Psychology 
A-level Sociology 
A-level Spanish 
 
Qualifications that can be taken in place of one A-level choice:
 
Advanced BTEC Certificate/Diploma in Applied Law 
Certificate in Mathematical Studies (Core Maths) 
Certificate in Sports Science and Advanced Research
Certificate in Criminology
Tech Level in Scripting and App Programming
Extended Project Qualification

 

How will I be assessed?

All A-level assessments are primarily exam-based, with a few having a small element of coursework. All A-levels are linear which means that you will sit the exam at the end of the second year.

Qualifications that can be taken in place of one A-level choice are primarily assignment and coursework-based.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

A-levels are recognised by many universities as the standard for assessing the suitability of applicants for admission in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and many universities base their conditional admissions offers on a student's predicted A-level marks.

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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Evie Wisniewska

Evie Wisniewska

Aspirations Pay Off For Travel and Tourism Student

Former Travel and Tourism student Evie Wisniewska was inspired to aim high by her teachers at the Roundhouse Technical and Professional Skills College so much so that she is working at managerial level early in her career.
 
Evie, a former pupil at Merrill Academy,came to the UK from Poland with her family when she was 12 and the initial language barrier took its toll on her confidence and self belief. She enrolled on the Travel and Tourism study programme at the Roundhouse and was initially unsure if this was something she wanted to do. 
 
However, her teacher took the time to motivate her to achieve her potential and inspired her to aim for higher education.
 
Evie also embraced the work experience opportunities organised through her College study programme at Jury’s Inn and Alter Rock climbing centre in Derby which gave her a valuable insight into various aspects of the tourism industry.
 
She then progressed onto the University of Derby’s Buxton campus and graduated with a BA Hons First Class Honours degree in International Tourism Management before working at Skills Coaches as the Business Development Officer.
 
Evie is now working as Operations Manager at The Stay Company in the city where she is responsible for the marketing, letting and upkeep of the apart-hotel development of 29 high quality serviced apartments. 
 
“The work experience I gained at both college and university has greatly prepared me for the world of work and to gain a managerial job with wide responsibilities so early in my career.
 
“At The Stay Company I am able to use my creative, financial, analytical and customer service skills in this role and my goal is to progress with The Stay Company as it expands across the East Midlands.”

Derby College gave me the self-belief that I could set my sights high in this industry and I am so grateful for the support I had from my teachers.

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