Advanced Level Courses


Studying at advanced level is an invitation to engage in and examine critical and theoretical discourse on challenging and sometimes difficult topics. Please look carefully at the course content for your chosen subjects to ensure that you will be comfortable with the topics and texts covered.


Subject Qualification
Art A Level
Biology A Level
Biology (Applied) BTEC Level 3 Single
Business Studies A Level
Business Studies (Vocational) BTEC Level 3 Single and Double
Chemistry A Level
Childcare and Education Cache Diploma
Classical Civilisation A Level
Computer Games Development BTEC Level 3 Single
Computer Science A Level
Creative Media Production CTEC Level 3 Single
Dance BTEC Level 3 Single
Design - 3D A Level
Design - Graphic A Level
Drama,Theatre and Performing Arts A Level (Drama and Theatre Studies)
BTEC Level 3 Single and Double
Childcare and Education Cache Diploma
Economics A Level
English Language A Level
English Literature A Level
English Language & Literature A Level
Environmental Sustainability BTEC Level 3 Single
Film Studies A Level
French A Level
Geography A Level
German A Level
Health & Social Care BTEC Level 3 Single and Double
History - Early Modern A Level
History - Modern A Level
Information and Communication Technology BTEC Level 3 Single
International Baccalaureate IB
Law A Level
Law (Applied) BTEC Level 3 Single
Mathematics A Level
Media Studies A Level
Music A Level
Music Technology A Level
Philosophy A Level
Photography A Level
Physics A Level
Politics A Level
Psychology A Level
Psychology (Applied) BTEC Level 3
Public Services BTEC Level 3 Single and Double
Sociology A Level
Spanish A Level
Sport/Sport & Exercise Science BTEC Level 3 Single and Double
Statistics A Level
Textiles A Level
Travel & Tourism BTEC Level 3 Single and Double

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