Choosing Courses

A very wide range of AS and A level courses are available. To date students have routinely studied four or five AS level subjects and three or four, or five subjects at A. level. It is very important to make an informed choice about your A. level subjects.

Students will need to consider the following:

  • Do I like it?
  • Am I good at it?
  • Is it part of a sensible combination?
  • Will it allow me to go where I want to go?

Students need to be aware that A. Level is an intellectual step up from GCSE, they will need to ensure that they demonstrate a strong work ethic from the outset of their courses.

The structure of AS and Advanced level courses is changing. The chart below illustrates when the new system is being introduced.

Depending on their subject choices students may have a mixed diet of AS & A. level courses.

Financial Support

Students who have been eligible for Free School Meals in the previous six years may be eligible for financial assistance in the buying of textbooks or fieldwork expenses for example.

Students from families with incomes below £21,000 p.a. may also be able to access additional financial help to support their education.

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