A Levels

A Levels are the best route into the UK’s most prestigious universities and courses.

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In summer 2020, 74% of our students achieved A* and A grades in their A levels and 91% achieved grades A*-B

A Levels are the traditional route to university for UK students. They normally take 2 years to complete and students can choose 3 or 4 subjects to study. It is a good idea to do some research before choosing your subjects and you should think about what you really want to study at university and what career path you want to follow so you make the right choices.

If you’re an aspiring medic, the best combination is Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics. For any medical courses you must choose Chemistry as one of your subjects, but you should look at the entry requirements for the university course to ensure you get the right combination for you.

If you want to become an engineer, whether it’s civil, aeronautical, chemical or mechanical, you must study maths. Some courses will also request further maths and so it is likely that you’ll need to study one of the sciences.

To study Law, in most cases you don’t need to have studied specific A Level subjects, but you will need to have achieved A and B grades or above in all your subjects and should check the entry requirements at your chosen universities before choosing your subjects.

These are the entry requirements for our A Level Courses.


We offer the following list of subjects to study at A Level

For subjects marked * you need a minimum IELTS score of 6.0. If you plan to start a course in January, we recommend taking only 3 subjects.

BusinessFurther MathsMaths
Art (Fine Art)Digital PhotographyArt (Textiles/Fashion)
English Literature*Law*Accounting
ItalianFilm StudiesSociology*
History*Media StudiesSpanish

These are some of the universities and courses that our recent graduates chose. If you achieve good results at A Level you will have a broad selection of universities to choose from.

Student NameCountryA Level ResultsUniversityCourse Name
YukonKoreaA*A*A*A*A*University College LondonMechanical Engineering
LikMalaysiaA*A*A*University of LeicesterMedicine
BenUnited KingdomA*A*AAImperial College LondonPhysics with Theoretical Physics
ZijunChinaA*A*AASt Andrew’sMathematics
TianyiChinaA*A*AUniversity College LondonPsychology with Education
MinleChinaA*A*ABLeeds UniversityFilm, Photography and Media
JunjiChinaA*A*ABUniversity College LondonBiochemistry
AngelicaIndonesiaABBUniversity of BristolPolitics and International Relations

Why Choose A Levels?

  • The most accepted route to UK universities
  • Explore 3 or 4 subjects in-depth over two-year or 18-month period
  • Ideal for students with academic and inquisitive minds who enjoy studying and perform well in exams
  • Accepted by all universities worldwide
  • Wider choice of subject options
  • Accepted qualification for Medicine
  • Excellent standard in preparation for university
  • Small classes – 6 or 7 students per group
  • Individual attention
  • Weekly tutor session
  • UCAS support sessions
  • Oxbridge and G5 programme


The application process is as follows:

  • Complete an application form
  • Send your completed form to registrations@standrewscambridge.co.uk along with a copy of your passport, birth certificate and your most recent school report
  • Complete our entry tests in Maths and English and arrange your interview. Interviews will be carried out by the Director of Studies or the Principal on Skype, Zoom or Microsoft Teams
  • The application is reviewed and if successful a conditional offer is made, subject to submission of outstanding documents required for visa applicants
  • Send a copy of your IELTS certificate (must be academic UKVI)
  • Accept offer and pay the course deposit to secure your place
  • Pre-arrival information and visa documentation despatched