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.
- 37 A Levels and 20 GCSEs. View our A Level guide (PDF, 879KB)
- T Levels in Education and Childcare, Digital and Health and Social Care
- Vocational courses across: Art and Design, Childcare, Health and Social Care, Media Make Up, Media and Digital, Performing Arts, Photography, Public Services, Sport (Queens Drive)
- Vocational courses across: Animal Care, Automotive, Business, Computing, Engineering, Forensic Science, Hair and Beauty, Hospitality and Catering, Construction Trades: Plumbing, Bricklaying, Electrical Installation, Carpentry and Joinery, Property Management, Travel and Tourism (North Star)
- Apprenticeships & Traineeships
For an A Level pathway, 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 Level 1 courses and Step Up Programme are an ideal entry route into College.
BTECs are career-focused qualifications that allow learners to develop and apply knowledge, skills and behaviours in the real world of work. Find out more information at Pearson - BTEC works.