The new A Level reforms which are being introduced by the Government are great news for employers and Highbury College alike.

Recently-appointed Sixth Form Academy Director Adam Turner explains that the reforms will mean a wider range of courses being available, endorsed by employers to ensure that they match the required skillsets.

They will include Applied Generals which, as the name suggests, will provide greater levels of academic skills (in particular Maths and English) and apply them to particular areas of employment- precisely what a lot of employers have been asking for.

“The latest A Level reforms allow for a hybrid option between academic and general vocational areas of study, such as engineering, computing, business, digital media and so academic study can be more directly relevant to high value graduate jobs,” Adam continued.

“A college like Highbury has the best of both worlds and a fantastic heritage of developing relationships with industries to meet business needs and we’ll continue to work with you as we develop our A Level programmes for 2016 to help ensure that our students are well qualified to provide the high value employees you need.”

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  • Date 19/10/2015