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  • Applied ICT

    A Levels

    This Level 3 Diploma is available as an alternative third subject choice to Computer Science. This course in ICT will give students a clear understanding...

  • Biology

    A Levels

    A Level Biology aims to enhance your understanding and appreciation of living organisms, how they function individually and how they interact with one another.

  • Business

    A Levels

    Business is a dynamic and relevant subject which will show you how businesses approach marketing and PR, finance, business law, HR management and strategic decision making. You will look at...

  • Chemistry

    A Levels

    Chemistry combines well with other sciences and is a key subject for many degree courses in science, such as Medical, Veterinary or Dental Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.

  • Classical Civilisation

    A Levels

    Studying the classics not only develops your understanding of the past, but you as a person, by making you more culturally aware while providing you with skills wholly applicable in...

  • Computer Science

    A Levels

    This course is ideal for anyone who is considering a career working with computers or an area of research and development where an understanding of...

  • Criminology

    A Levels

    How do we decide what behaviour is criminal? How do we explain why people commit crime? What makes someone a serial killer or abusive to...

  • Drama and Theatre

    A Levels

    On this A Level course you will be shown the wonderful diversity in theatre and will learn to analyse, interpret and create imaginative, stylish and...

  • Economics

    A Levels

    Following Brexit, what is the future for the UK outside the EU? Why is climate change such an important issue for the world economy? How...

  • English Language

    A Levels

    Throughout the course you will improve on your existing fluency with the language and learn to identify the way it changes depending on audience, intent...

  • English Literature

    A Levels

    The study of English Literature allows students to develop strong analytical skills by covering a range of texts across different genres, centuries, and from authors...

  • Fashion and Textiles

    A Levels

    Choosing to study Fashion and Textiles will give you the opportunity to develop your creative skills in surface design techniques, fashion and fine art approaches....

  • Film Studies

    A Levels

    Film studies is an excellent choice as part of an A Level study programme, as it enables you to develop the essential analytical, observational and...

  • Fine Art

    A Levels

    An A Level in Fine Art allows you to explore the world of art in an imaginative and personal way, developing ideas using a range...

  • French

    A Levels

    A Level French will allow you to improve your speaking, listening and writing and reading skills to an advanced level. You will also explore the...

  • Further Mathematics

    A Levels

    A Level Further Mathematics builds upon the skills acquired while studying Mathematics. It is a qualification which both broadens and extends the topics covered in...

  • Geography

    A Levels

    Geography is a subject that examines contemporary issues facing the world as a whole and individuals on a local scale.

  • Geology

    A Levels

    Take a journey from outer space to deep within the core of our planet. Learn about the cataclysmic and spectacular forces that have shaped our planet from its origins...

  • German

    A Levels

    A Level German will allow you to improve your speaking, listening, writing and reading skills to an advanced level. You will also explore the society,...

  • Government and Politics

    A Levels

    During this A Level you will learn how the Government is responsible for a range of decisions vital to our society including the type of...

  • Graphic Design

    A Levels

    The UK creative industries are rapidly expanding and seeking highly skilled people in digital design. If you are a creative person who enjoys the design process...

  • History

    A Levels

    History will give you a better understanding of the past and why events happened as they did. This will give you a clearer view of...

  • Law

    A Levels

    A qualification in Law demonstrates your ability to think clearly and logically. From the criminal justice system to creating legislation, the law touches many aspects...

  • Mathematics

    A Levels

    It is vital that we are able to understand mathematical ideas before we can start to apply them in the real world. A Level Mathematics...

  • Media Studies

    A Levels

    Media Studies is a challenging subject which encourages you to critically engage with and evaluate a broad range of media texts.

  • Philosophy, Ethics and Religion

    A Levels

    Philosophy, Ethics and Religion takes students on a journey through the big spiritual, ethical, and philosophical questions that humans have asked since the dawn of...

  • Photography

    A Levels

    Photography A Level is an exciting course that offers you the opportunity to explore a wide range of photography aspects, such as portraiture, landscape, still...

  • Physical Education

    A Levels

    A Level PE is an academic course that has practical components. Students will participate in their chosen sports and can be assessed in these. The...

  • Physics

    A Levels

    Physics involves experimental investigation, theory and applications related to your everyday life. On the course you will discover the workings of electric circuits, wave theory,...

  • Psychology

    A Levels

    Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Over the course of the programme, you will cover a broad range of topics, which...

  • Sociology

    A Levels

    At a basic level, Sociology is the study of the society around us and our place in it. While everyday life may appear to be...

  • Spanish

    A Levels

    A Level Spanish will allow you to improve your speaking, listening, writing and reading skills to an advanced level. You will also explore the society, culture...

  • Statistics

    A Levels

    A level Statistics builds upon the statistics and probability components of GCSE Mathematics. The course employs the statistical enquiry cycle to help make sense of...

Case Study

Dawud Afzal – A Level Maths and Sciences

Former pupil of Pendle Vale College. Achieved A*, A*, A in Biology, Maths and Chemistry. Now reading Medicine at the University of Cambridge.

Case Study

Lydia Thompson – A Level Maths, Biology and Chemistry

Former pupil of Bowland High. Achieved A*, A, A in Maths, Biology and Chemistry. Now reading Biochemistry at King’s College London.