A Level Pathways

Our A Level pathways are underpinned by an employability focus, to help you identify the best subjects for a particular career/university destination. There is still plenty of choice!

The pathways include "wrap around" support such as tutorials, study skills, development and pastoral care as well as specific enrichment choices and initiatives.

Our A Levels are linear - you will take exams at the end of two years of study.

Your Study Programme

Your study programme consists of several wrap-around components, with our A Level Pathway forming the core learning. You will choose a pathway then select from the Core subjects, choosing a further one or two subjects from the Additional Recommended subjects. Some pathways include vocational choices, equivalent to one A Level.

Extraordinary Extras

Your A Level studies are career focused and linked to your goals, whether university or your chosen career destination. These Extras offer initiatives which are designed to develop the skills and qualities to help you succeed. They form a crucial part of your study programme and are unlikely to be available at any other provider.

Private Study and E-Learning

We run supervised support sessions and offer study skills sessions, but we also offer quiet study spaces to help you develop these important skills yourself.

Development Coaching, University and Careers Advice

Our Careers and HE Advisors will provide advice to help you decide your best route into work or university. You’ll have the opportunity to attend local university and employability fairs and Open Days.

Tutorial and Study Skills

You will be assigned a Progress Coach who works with you on both a one-to-one basis as well as via group delivery to help develop personal, social and employability skills. S/he will also help with UCAS and job applications.

Employability Skills and Work Experience

Employability skills are reinforced in lessons and developed via College events and initiatives such as mentoring and employer visits. You will also be expected to undertake work experience relevant to your chosen A Level pathway and to fit this around your timetable.

Entry Requirements

Our standard entry requirement for an A level programme at New College are a minimum of five grade 4s (or Cs), one of which must be English Language.

A Levels not for you? We also offer Vocational Pathways!