A Levels at Derby College

Choosing the right type of qualification for your future career can be a difficult decision, 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.

Bridging work before you start

At Derby College we understand the disruption caused by Covid-19 and for many applicants it may be a long time between finishing classroom-based lessons at school and starting your courses at college in September. To support your transition our subject teams have prepared some directed independent learning tasks. These tasks will help to consolidate some of your learning from GCSE and will introduce topics you will study with us in September Prepare for your course with some tasks and activities set by our staff. Make sure you keep checking back as we add to the activities over time! The tasks are set on our Virtual Learning Environment below and you will need your InTouch details to access.

https://bridge.derby-college.ac.uk/course/management.php

Are A-levels for you?

Here’s some useful information about A Levels to help you make up your mind:

a levels at derby college

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

A Levels your way…

We also offer a range of specialist certificates and diplomas for those students who might prefer a more vocational, work-related programme alongside some A-level choices. These A-Level equivalent qualifications 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.

Alongside your choices, you may also be able to study one of these additional subjects, worth extra UCAS points:

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 independent learning outside of the classroom to help you attain your academic goals.

Independent learning will be directed by teachers on a weekly basis and students will receive coaching on how to effectively set themselves independent learning too. It may take many forms but could include reviewing class notes before and after lessons; engaging with e-learning resources; creating revision notes; completing additional exam-style questions; taking part in; and collaborating with a subject buddy to improve your understanding.

More than qualifications…

Our comprehensive enrichment opportunities will extend your education, employability skills and personal growth beyond your academic courses. Here are a few of the activities that will significantly increase your chances of standing out at a job or university interview.

 

Derby College Course Listings - A Levels

 

FT Applied Law (Level 3 Extended Certificate): Site Joseph Wright Centre

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FT Biology (A-level): Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT Business Studies (A-level): Site Joseph Wright Centre

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

FT Chemistry (A-level): Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT Computer Science (A-level): Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT Criminology (Level 3 Diploma): Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT Economics (A-level): Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT English Language - A-level: Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT English Literature (A-level): Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT Film Studies (A-level): Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT Fine Art (A-level): Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT French (A-level): Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT Geography (A-level): Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT Geology (A-level): Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT History (A-level): Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT IT – Application Developer (Level 3 Introductory Diploma): Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT Law (A-level): Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT Level 3 Certificate in Uniformed Protective Services: Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT Mathematics (A-level): Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT Media Studies (A-level): Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT Music Performance - (Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma / A level Equivalent): Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT Philosophy (A-level): Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT Physics (A-level): Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT Politics (A-level): Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT Psychology (A-level): Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT Sociology (A-level): Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT Spanish (A-level): Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT Sport and Exercise Science (Level 3 Extended Certificate): Site Joseph Wright Centre

FT Textiles (A-level): Site Joseph Wright Centre

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