What can I study?

We offer a wide range of qualifications at all levels to prepare you for university or a career destination. Many have progression options so once you have achieved at a particular level, you can move up to the next one.

  • 43 A Levels and 20 GCSEs. Our A Level subjects are clustered into pathways, underpinned by an employability focus, to help you choose the best one for a particular career/university destination destination, whilst still giving plenty of choice.
  • T Levels in Education and Childcare, Digital, Health and Social Care, Management and Administration, Accounting and Finance
  • Vocational courses at our Queens Drive campus across: Accounting and Finance, Art and Design, Childcare, Health and Social Care, Media Make Up, Media and Digital, Performing Arts, Photography, Public Services, Sport
  • Vocational courses at our North Star campus across: Animal Care, Business, Computing, Engineering, Forensic Science, Hair and Beauty, Hospitality and Catering, Construction Trades: Plumbing, Bricklaying, Electrical Installation, Carpentry and Joinery, Property Management, Motor Vehicle, and Travel and Tourism
  • Apprenticeships

Entry requirements

For A Levels, you need to obtain a minimum of five 4/C grades in at least three different subjects, one of which must be English Language. Certain A Levels may require at least a 6/B grade or have individual entry requirements – check individual course infosheets for these.

Level 3 vocational courses usually require five 4/C grades in at least three different subjects. Alternatively, a Level 2 vocational qualification in the relevant area is accepted alongside English Language GCSE at grade 4/C and for some courses. Maths GCSE at grade 4/C. Some courses may have other specific requirements, which are listed on infosheets. GCSEs; if you obtained mainly 3/D grades at GCSE, you can undertake a package of GCSEs. View our Level 2 Pathways guide (PDF, 447KB)

Level 2 vocational courses usually require four 3/D grades at GCSE. If you do not have 4/C in Maths and English GCSEs, you will have to study these alongside your vocational course.

Level 1 vocational courses are offered in several subjects. For students with grades 1 to 3/E to G or at GCSE or without any qualifications, our Foundation Learning Programmes are an ideal entry route into College.