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A Levels

A Levels involve study of general academic subjects at Level 3, and include employability and work experience opportunities

How long does an A Level course last?

2 years: usually study 3 or 4 A Levels in the 1st year and 3 A2 Levels in 2nd year

How are A Levels assessed?

A Levels are assessed mainly by exams, but can include course work for some subjects

Can you study anything else whilst studying A Levels?

  • • Possibly GCSE English Language/maths or functional skills
  • • Possibly a BTEC at Level 3 (Subsidiary Diploma)

What can I do after A Levels?

The majority of students progress onto Higher Education; either here at Barnet and Southgate College, or at university. However further training or employment is also an option

Who might A Levels be suitable for?

  • • Those who want to keep career options open
  • • Those interested in careers where Higher Education qualifications are required, for which A Levels are essential
  • • Those interested in progressing to Higher Education
  • • Those who are better at exams than course work