What are A Levels?

You usually study three or four A Levels over a period of two years and they are usually assessed by means of examinations.

You can study A Levels in a college environment if you want a change from school life. Many of our students go on to pursue a wide variety of opportunities after they complete their A Levels with us.

You could study an A Level in:

  • Applied Law (A Level equivalent)
  • Biology
  • Business Extended Certificate (A Level equivalent)
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology Diploma (A Level equivalent)
  • English Language & Literature
  • English Literature
  • Film Studies
  • History
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Music Technology/Performance (A Level equivalent)
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
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Who can do A Levels?

To do A Levels, you must have completed your GCSEs. A Levels are an option just like a T Level or a BTEC qualification.

Why choose A Levels?

A Levels let you specialise in subjects to prepare for higher education or work. You will get to go deeper on courses that inspire or interest you, and teaching will be more personal.

A Levels also give you the chance to try fields that might be compatible to your interests and future careers. Rather than just doing Law to be a lawyer, you can try Psychology or Media to develop your area of interest.

A Levels are also typically a great path towards higher education. Depending on your course they are classroom-based, theory-focused and follow similar assessment styles.

What are A Levels at the college like?

For now, A Levels are done in our Longbridge campus.

Studying A Levels at South & City College Birmingham will bring a lot of the benefits of college lifestyle, with relaxed and closer relationships between staff and students, lots of hands-on facilities, and more independence to manage your life.

What can I do after A Levels?

Once you have successfully completed your A Levels, you will be able to access skilled employment or a higher education course. A Levels carry UCAS points for University.

Access to HE Programme

Alternatively, if you are coming back to education, we offer a one-year course focused entirely on developing your skills for university and the necessary knowledge for higher education. This is a great option for adult learners who do not want to wait two years for their qualifications, or may not have the grades for A Levels.

How do I apply?

You can apply on this website, by searching for a course that you want to do. What is important is that you disclose your needs on your application form so that we can assess you and arrange your support before you start your course.

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