A Levels at Derby College

At Derby College we give you all the support and advice you need to choose the right study programme and turn your ambitions into reality.

Are A-levels for you?

A-levels could be the ideal choice if you:

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Choose Wisely

Studying any subject at A-level is a major step up from GCSE. It demands greater commitment, hard work and perseverance, so you will be stretched and challenged.

When choosing your A-level subjects, you should think carefully about:

Independent study

When you join Derby College, you will be on the pathway to becoming a more independent student. We fully expect you to complete at least five hours per week of homework and independent study to help you attain your academic goals.

Independent study can take many forms but could include reviewing class notes before and after lessons; accessing e-learning resources; creating mind maps or revision notes; completing additional exam-style questions; taking part in enrichment activities; and working with a subject buddy to improve your understanding.

What vocational subjects can I take as part of an A-level Programme

We also offer a range of specialist certificates and diplomas for those students who might prefer a more vocational, work-related programme alongside or in place of A-levels. These enable you to take a practical approach to learning and give you the opportunity to focus on real-world scenarios.The way you are assessed will centre more on coursework and practical projects than on traditional exams.

Such qualifications are highly respected across many sectors and are designed to meet the specific needs of employers and professional bodies as well as paving the way to higher education.

Vocational programmes you can choose as part of one of your A-level options cover subjects such as Applied Law, Criminology, IT: Scripting and App Programming, and Sport Science.

To enhance your CV further still, you can also consider taking additional qualifications alongside your A-levels.You could, for instance, improve your skills in using maths in a range of ‘real-world’ contexts with the Advanced Certificate in Mathematical Studies (Core Maths). You could also take the Extended Project Qualification, which enables you to plan, research and develop a project which is largely self-directed and self-motivated on a theme of your choice.

Whether your aim is to head to university, an apprenticeship or a job, our A-level options can help you achieve your long-term goals and career plans.

 

Derby College Course Listings - A Levels

 

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FT A-level English Language: Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT A-level English Language and Literature Combined: Site Joseph Wright Centre

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FT A-level Further Mathematics: Site Joseph Wright Centre

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FT A-level Spanish: Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT BTEC National Certificate / National Extended Certificate in Applied Law - Level 3: Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT Certificate in Mathematical Studies (Core Maths) - Level 3: Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science - Level 3: Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT Diploma in Criminology - Level 3: Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT International A-level Programme: Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT Tech-level IT: Scripting and App Programming - Level 3: Site Joseph Wright Centre

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