The UK A level programme is an established and highly regarded academic route into Higher Education in the UK. A levels are valued by Universities and provide direct entry onto UK University programmes.
Typically 3 A level subjects are chosen from a range below and taught over a 2 year period of study. Each subject is taught for 4.5 hours per week over 36 weeks with additional supporting study programmes and tutorials on a wide variety of general topics.
Teaching includes small group work, project based learning and trips to Business or other related activities.Subjects include:
This A Level provides you with an opportunity to develop and explore your own ideas in a variety of disciplines which could include painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, printmaking and photography.
An understanding of many contemporary issues, such as biotechnology and global warming, requires a grasp of fundamental biological ideas. This programme will develop your practical skills and broaden your understanding of concepts such as genetics, molecules and cells, reproduction and biodiversity.
Learn how to run a business. Planning and Financing a Business; Managing a Business: People; Operations Management; Marketing and Competition. Strategies for Success: Financial Strategies and Accounts; Marketing Strategies; Operations Strategies; HR Strategies; The Business Environment and Managing Change.
This A Level includes 6 modules. The 4 compulsory modules are in Pure Mathematics (C1 to C4) and the additional 2 modules are in Applied Mathematics (mechanics or statistics depending on student demand). The major topics in the Pure modules include algebraic techniques, trigonometry, differentiation and integration. Statistics includes the analysis and interpretation of data, presentation of data and probability.
The programme covers the study of both language and literature, with the opportunity to create your own texts. Language work analyses texts in different contexts and looks at the impact of specific devices and word choices, while literary work involves the study of three set texts and other pieces of writing including anthology pieces and unseen texts. There is a strong mix of the analytical and creative on this course.
You will learn about contract law, the civil law of tort and criminal law and understand the criminal justice system in the UK.
History provides the key to open the door to a wide range of careers from Civil Service, to Teaching and Lecturing. You will study two periods of history covering 100 years (one focusing on differing interpretations and one probing some aspects of the period in depth) and you will chose one topic to study in depth throughout your study.
You will learn about the links between government and the public, the political parties, pressure groups and elections. You will also look at the concepts and institutions that underpin government and politics within the UK including the judiciary and the constitution.
During the second year of the course you will look at government and politics in the USA including voting behaviour, pressure groups, the constitution, US congress and the Supreme Court.
You will study everything from mechanics, electrical forces, and nuclear energy to theories of matter and the creation of the universe.
You will learn about a variety of behaviours, such as obedience in social psychology, cognitive abilities such as memory and the influence of brain structure and genetics. You will also study the research methods used to investigate behaviour and conduct your own investigations. To understand what data means, you will also learn about data analysis and you will study applied units about criminal psychology, environmental psychology and issues in mental health.
Sociology trains you to answer the ‘what’,‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about human societies. You will cover Education; Culture and Identity; Families; Health; Work, Poverty and Welfare; Beliefs in Society, Global Development; Media; Crime and Deviance; Stratification and Differentiation.
Age: Students must be over 16
Course length: 2 years
Start date: 3rd September 2019
Five GCSE at Grade C or above in appropriate subjects or the equivalent in your education system. Contact our team to find out if your qualifications meet our entry requirements.
If you are a EEA (European Economic Area) student you will need to:
- have lived in the EEA for at least three years
- have proof that you are a EEA citizen.
EEA countries include: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and the UK.
If any of your documents are in a language other than English (including qualifications) you will need to provide an official translation.
You can submit your application form and supporting documents as attachments to email@example.com or post to:
International Office, Highbury College, Tudor Crescent, Portsmouth, PO6 2SA, England
If you have met our entry requirements for your chosen course, we will send you a letter of acceptance confirming your place at the College and provide details about accommodation.
Full course fee payment is required before we issue you visa documentation, which you will need to apply for your visa. You will also need to pay a deposit of £350 if you require onsite accommodation.
You should inform the College as soon as your visa has been issued and confirm your arrival date and time. This will enable us to ensure that your accommodation is ready for you when you arrive. If you require a taxi transfer from the airport this can be arranged for you at additional cost.