A Levels
Type: A Level
Entry Requirements: Students who wish to study A Levels are required to have a minimum of two 5s and three 4s at GCSE including Grade 4 or above in Maths and English Language. Students will also be required to have specific grades at certain subjects, was specified on our course subject sections.
Start Date: Sep 2022
Course Overview

We offer a wide range of A Level subjects and tailored study packages to meet your career aims. We are the top college in Lancashire for A Levels and each year we see our students progress to some of the best universities in the country to include Russell Group and Oxbridge, so you can rest-assured that whatever your career goals are we will help you achieve them.

- A Levels are the more traditional route for those wanting to progress to university
- You can explore three subjects that you enjoy over two years. Some students may study four subjects where appropriate
- A Levels are a great option if you have an inquisitive academic mind, enjoy studying and are good at exams
- NCC has over 25 subjects to choose from, take a look at our subject pages for more information.

What will I learn?

As an A Level student at Nelson and Colne College, we offer personalised support to help you achieve your goals. As such, your study programme is tailored around your career aim.

In addition to your three A Level subjects, Academic, Personal and Professional Skills (APPS) forms a vital part of the A Level study programme. You will develop teamwork and communication skills, problem solving, as well as debating and enterprise skills. All activities will be linked to your subject choices and the career-focused tutor group which you belong to. APPS consists of the following;

Academic Skills
Alongside your academic studies, you will complete a research project called an Extended Project Qualification EPQ. This will be an independently created essay on a subject of your choice. The EPQ carries UCAS points, strengthens applications and is valued by universities and employers alike.

Personal and Professional Skills
To help you secure the best place at university and develop the skills that employers and universities are looking for, as well as support your own health and wellbeing, we encourage you to take part in a wide range of extracurricular activities.

Opportunities may include:
- Becoming a Student Ambassador
- Becoming a Reading Mentor
- Self-awareness Sessions
- Career Skills
- Life Skills
- The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award
- Volunteering
- Creative Skills
- The Student Hub

We also offer a range of Pre-Professional Programmes which you can take alongside your A Level studies to help you stand out from the crowd with university applications.

Materials and other information

When choosing which subjects to study at A Level you should have in mind a career goal. Some universities require specific grades and A Level subjects for entry onto particular degree pathways, so it’s important to do your research and discuss your career goals and plans with our A Level staff when you apply and enrol.

Progression and Careers

Your progress will be monitored and reported back to you by your subject teachers and tutors, reports will be produced 5 times throught the year reporting on working at grade, attitude to learning and effort.

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Apply online or download an application form to become part of Nelson & Colne College.

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