A-Level Subjects

Accounting

AQA Specification

Professional accountancy is vital for economies to prosper whilst remaining fair and transparent. As such the profession is very highly valued, and graduates with accountancy are in high demand within the global financial services industry. Alongside traditional accountancy careers, studying the subject can enable you to progress to careers in banking and finance. You will also have a unique opportunity to apply your skills across a wide range of industries.

Art & Design

AQA Specification

Artistic skill underpins every creative practice. We will help you to develop practical skills whilst encouraging expression and exploring your personal creativity. The goal is to progress onto creative courses at Art Colleges across the UK and internationally. You will gain a background of study in various disciplines including Art & Design, Photography, Textiles, Fashion, Design, New Media and Architecture, so a wide range of degree courses will be open to you.

Biology

OCR Specification

Whilst A-Level biology is essential for admission to courses such as Medicine and Dentistry, it is also a fascinating subject to study in its own right, and can lead to many interesting and rewarding careers. Disciplines as varied as nursing, conservation, environmental sciences, zoo-keeping, botany, agriculture and forestry are all possible after studying Biology.

Business Studies

AQA Specification

If you are interested in the world of business and you would like to understand, examine and practice the skills and attributes of successful entrepreneurs then this is a good subject for you to consider. Business studies A-Level is well regarded as a means of preparing for a wide range of university courses and particularly for those which have a business studies or management content.

Chemistry

OCR Specification

Chemistry A-Level can lead to a great variety of degree courses other than the obvious chemistry degree. All chemical engineering courses require chemistry A-Level alongside the study of mathematics. Study of chemistry is a requirement for most medicine and dentistry degree courses in the UK. In combination with your other 2 or 3 subjects, studying chemistry it can help you gain access to just about any degree course.

Economics

AQA Specification

We will help you appreciate how economics contributes to an understanding of wider economic and social environments and develop your understanding of a range of concepts and the ability to use them in a variety of different contexts. We encourage you to think as an economist and use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to your studies. You will develop the skills, qualities and attitudes which will equip you for the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of adult and working life.

English Literature

AQA Specification

Studying English literature will give you will a wide range of skills which will greatly enhance your university application. You learn how to analyse, interpret, compare and understand texts; how to construct an argument; the ability to evaluate the influence of various contextual factors and the ability to deal with unseen texts.

Geography

With growing interest in issues such as climate change, migration, environmental degradation and social cohesion Geography is one of the most relevant subjects you could choose to study. A level students cover a broad scope of materials and gain vital insights into the world around us.

Government & Politics

Edexcel Specification

A thorough knowledge of how politics works is essential for future world leaders. Within this course you will learn how to structure argument and debate, how to analyse sources and evidence, and how to communicate persuasively.

History

Edexcel Specification

History isn’t all about learning dates. As well as learning about interesting events, people and periods, you will develop a wide range of skills that can be transferred to future studies and careers. History requires you to develop your ability to analyse information, evaluate arguments and engage in debate. In addition, it will greatly enhance your literacy skills.

Mathematics and Further Mathematics

Edexcel Specification

Mathematics is highly regarded by both universities and employers. Studying Mathematics opens up a whole world of career possibilities. Engineering, Business and finance, computing, architecture and design, all these industries have Mathematics at their core.

Physics

Edexcel Specification

A-Level Physics opens up unending opportunities in the world of work and of higher education. Studying Physics will change the way you think, not only about the physical world around you but other parts of your life. As well as going on to study physics or the other sciences at university, A-Level physicists can go on to study engineering, economics, business, medicine or architecture.

Psychology

OCR Specification

Most students who study psychology find it interesting because it has relevance to the everyday decisions that we make. Through psychology you can explore questions such as; why do people lie? Why do some obey authority and others disobey? Why do people develop phobias? And how do companies influence us to buy their products?