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2.5 Year A-Levels

The course, which aims to improve a student’s English, enables students to become familiar with vocabulary, culture and ethos of particular subjects and to familiarise themselves with key learning methods and texts.

All students study English (including English for Academic Purposes) and Maths and choose a particular pathway of interest from the arts, humanities or sciences.

Pathway Subjects

Scientific Pathway Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Creative Pathway Art and Design, Photography, Music
Computing Pathway Computer science, Physics, Economics
Sporting Pathway Physical Education, Biology, Geography
Humanities Pathway Geography, Latin, Business
Business Pathway Latin, Business, Economics

Key Information

January Intake

Minimum age 15 years
Course length 2.5 years (8 terms)
English requirement IELTS 4.5
Hours of study per week 37.5 max, depending on number of subjects and level of English

Upon completion of the first year (3 terms), students can choose up to four subjects from the list below to continue into their second year:



Maths Physics Sociology* Art & Design
Further Maths Chemistry Psychology* Digital Photography
Business* Biology Geography* Computer Science
Economics* English Literature* PE

Minimum IELTS 6.0 in speaking, reading & writing required to study subjects marked *

Languages as additional subjects (if available)

Arabic French Italian Other Native Language
Chinese German Spanish

*All students currently enrolled in 1st year A-Level (from Sept 23) will continue with all subjects into 2nd A-Level. There will be no changes – unless requested by the student or directed based on exam results.