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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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Yikai Shen

Yikai Shen

Aiming for a career in financial services

Aiming for a career in financial services, Yikai Shen chose to study A-levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Business at Derby College before continuing his education at Imperial College, London.

A British education is recognised throughout the world as the best. My biggest challenge at College was obviously the language but I worked hard and gained a lot of support from tutors at the College.

Derby is a very nice city and I settled in well. I made a lot of good friends and everyone was very welcoming
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