A Level Courses

Our A Level Department based at our St Albans Campus offers a wide range of subjects, including those offered through our very successful school consortium partnerships.

What are A Levels useful for?

  • If you are considering going to university, A levels are useful preparation for study at the university as you will be completing assignments, studying independently and focusing on your areas of interest
  • Even if you don't want to continue into higher education, A levels allow you to keep your options open if you change your mind in the future
  • If you consider going into employment, A levels can help you get the job you want as this is a qualification easily recognised by employers
  • You can also make use of opportunities such as work placement or apprenticeship as part of your study.

As a full-time A Level student you will:

  • Be able to access our expanding virtual learning environment from college or home
  • Study in an adult environment with greater independence
  • Benefit from excellent teaching by subject specialists
  • Receive a high level of tutor support, as well as support to complete a UCAS application if you want to go to university after completing your A Levels.

If you get stuck, don’t worry, help is at hand just call us on 01727 737000 or email info@oaklands.ac.uk


A Level Photography 17/18-ASPHOA1P

Photography is the communication of ideas by visual means. Students will learn how to use digital and manual SLR cameras, process and print black and white films. Students will be encouraged to expereiment with a wide range of traditional techniques as well as digital technologies....Read more

Fees POA
Level
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full / Part Time
Start Date 11/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
A Level Law (OCR) 17/18-ASLAWA1P

During the AS Level you will cover: The English Legal System; Here you will learn who works in the English Legal System - what Barristers, Solicitors and Judges actually do, as well as how they are trained. You will also look at how ordinary members of the public just like you,...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 3
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full / Part Time
Start Date 11/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
Entry Requirements: 6 GCSEs with 5 points or at Grade C or above including English Language and/or Maths, one of which must be with 6 points or at Grade B.
A Level Film Studies 17/18-ASFILA1P

Film Studies involves analysing film as a significant art form as well as understanding how film comments on attitudes within society. It will appeal to students who are passionate about film as well as those who want to explore the industry from an historical or cultural standpoint.Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 3
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full / Part Time
Start Date 11/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
Entry Requirements: 6 GCSEs with 5 points or at Grade C or above including English Language and/or Maths, one of which must be with 6 points or at Grade B.
A Level Psychology 17/18-ASPSYA1P

Psychology is the study of people: How they think, how they act, react and interact with each other. Psychology is concerned with all aspects of behaviour, thoughts and feelings, as well as the motivations that underlie behaviour. In a sense, you are already a psychologist: After...Read more

Fees POA
Level
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full / Part Time
Start Date 11/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
A Level English Literature 17/18-ASLITA1P

You will develop your knowledge of poetry, prose and drama and also learn about the personal and cultural situations of the writers. You will discuss the meanings of texts and the way these meanings are formed, as well as the way authors use characters, plots, settings, time, etc....Read more

Fees POA
Level
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full / Part Time
Start Date 11/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
A Level Further Mathematics 17/18-ASFUMA1P

The content of AS Further Maths and A Level Further Maths is separated into five area: pure core, statistics, mechanics, discrete mathematics and additional pure mathematics. All learners must study the pure core and two of the optional areas. The optional areas on offer at Oakland's...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 3
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full / Part Time
Start Date 11/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
Entry Requirements: 6 GCSEs with 5 points or at Grade C or above including English Language and/or Maths, one of which must be with 6 points or at Grade B.
A Level Sociology (AQA) 17/18-ASSOCA1P

This is a two year course, but a pass in the first year exam will give you an accredited AS level, which can be used in job applications or university applications. Read more

Fees POA
Level
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full / Part Time
Start Date 11/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
A Level History (AQA) 17/18-ASHISA1P

A-Level History will give you the skills to look deeper into historical events and people. You will develop skills that will enable you to look at the cause and impact of events, examine continuity and change in society and consider the significance of individuals in History. You...Read more

Fees POA
Level
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full / Part Time
Start Date 11/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
A Level Media Studies 17/18-ASMEDA1P

Media Studies will be challenging and fulfilling if you are interested in how the media works to shape attitudes, values and beliefs in society; the creation and manufacture of media texts, development of media industries and new media technologies Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 3
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full / Part Time
Start Date 11/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
Entry Requirements: 6 GCSEs with 5 points or at Grade C or above including English Language and/or Maths, one of which must be with 6 points or at Grade B.
A Level Government & Politics (AQA) 17/18-ASGOVA1P

Government and Politics at AS level is the study of people, politics and participation of individuals in society as well as how modern Britain is governed. You will gain an overview of the workings of the British political system. Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 3
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full / Part Time
Start Date 11/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
Entry Requirements: 6 GCSEs with 5 points or at Grade C or above including English Language and/or Maths, one of which must be with 6 points or at Grade B.
A Level Maths 17/18-ASMATA1P

The subject content for both A level Mathematics and AS level Mathematics is 100% prescribed by the Department for Education All students will be assessed on their knowledge of Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics. Decision mathematics will no longer be an option at A Level...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 3
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full / Part Time
Start Date 11/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
Entry Requirements: 6 GCSEs with 5 points or at Grade C or above including English Language and/or Maths, one of which must be with 6 points or at Grade B.
A Level Art and Design/Fine Art 17/18-ASARTA1P

The Fine Art course encourages personal, creative and imaginative approaches to Art and Design. The course has a four-unit structure over 2 years, maximising choice and flexibility. This allows students to follow a broad, open course, or to specialise in one preferred way of working....Read more

Fees POA
Level
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full / Part Time
Start Date 11/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
A Level History of Art 17/18-ASATHA1P

History of Art (Art of the Western World) establishes a framework for exploring aspects of western art and architecture. It enables students to achieve an appreciation of some significant themes from classical Greece to the end of the twentieth century and demonstrate the skills...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 3
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full / Part Time
Start Date 11/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
Entry Requirements: 6 GCSEs with 5 points or at Grade C or above including English Language and/or Maths, one of which must be with 6 points or at Grade B.
AS Level Extended Project (EPQ) 17/18-ASEXPA1P

You will attend two lessons a week involving some taught aspects as well as independent work on your chosen project with on-going one to one support from your tutor. You will choose from four possible options: writing a dissertation, conducting a scientific field study, producing...Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 3
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full / Part Time
Start Date 11/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at C or above, or, completion of a related level 2 qualification
A Level English Language 17/18-ASENGA1P

English Language explores how language works and the central role it plays in our everyday lives. You will explore a variety of language forms and genres. This could range from a script from Eastenders, an advert or a conversation in a bar to a short story, newspaper article or...Read more

Fees POA
Level
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full / Part Time
Start Date 11/09/2017
Duration 1-Year
A Level Economics 17/18-ASECOA1P

In year one you'll focus on both Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. Microeconomics addresses issues such as: 'Why are house prices so high?', 'Can pollution effectively be controlled?' and 'Should governments interfere with markets?' The macroeconomic Issues covered include: 'Why...Read more

Fees POA
Level
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full / Part Time
Start Date 11/09/2017
Duration 1-Year