A-levels are the traditional route into the very best universities, providing in-depth preparation for degree study within higher education.
Typically, native speakers of English take four subjects in the first year and, depending on AS results, will continue with either three or four of those subjects into their second year. In certain circumstances, students can also choose to add a different AS subject in year two. Students who are not native speakers of English have the opportunity to take IELTS (International English Language Testing System) as one of their subject choices. All students studying A-levels are normally required to achieve at least a C grade in three AS examinations in order to progress to Year 13.
The 18-month A-Level college course is aimed at international students who have completed High School in their own countries in December and do not want to wait until September to commence study at Bosworth. This course is intensive over the first two terms, January – June, and students must have the appropriate language skills, as well as the academic background, to cope with the pace of study. Please be aware that fewer subjects are available in January: Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics and Psychology.