Full Time & Part Time A Level Courses in Hertfordshire

Please note that you can only study A Levels if you are attached to one of our Oaklands Wolves Sports Academies.

Register for one of our forthcoming Open Evenings for more information.

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The A level Route We Offer

We offer students 3 A levels to choose from and study. Choose from the courses below to apply with your combination.

Our Courses

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  • Full Time
A Level Business
full-time
3
S
A Level Chemistry
full-time
3
S
A Level History (AQA)
full-time
3
S
A Level Law
full-time
3
S
A Level Physical Education (AQA)
full-time
3
S
A Level Psychology (AQA)
full-time
3
S
A Level English Literature (AQA)
full-time
3
S
A Level Maths
full-time
3
S
A Level Sociology
full-time
3
S
A Level Biology
full-time
3
S

Why study A levels at Oaklands College?

Oaklands is a popular choice for students wanting to study A Levels. The more adult environment of the College, combined with the dedicated and extensive range of educational and pastoral support means our students excel and are best prepared for their next step to university or career.

Please note that you can only study A Levels if you are attached to one of our Oaklands Wolves Sports Academies.

What subjects are offered?

Students can pick 3 subjects from the following options:

  • Business
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English Literature
  • Maths
  • Law
  • P.E.
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

There will also be some options to combine a Level 3 BTEC with an A Level

Non A Level Equivalent Qualifications

BTEC Diplomas provide a practical, real-world approach to learning and an alternative route to traditional GCSEs and A Levels. They focus on the holistic development of the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills required to be able to succeed in employment and higher education.

BTEC qualifications were established over 25 years ago and are recognised by universities, employers and professional bodies across the United Kingdom and in over 100 countries worldwide. The table below shows how many UCAS points each of the most common qualifications are worth.

For example, an Extended Diploma at Triple Distinction* (D*D*D*) equates to 3 A Levels at A*.

Which campus will I be based at?

All our A Level subjects run at the St Albans campus.

(There is also an option for Level 3 Engineering students based at Welwyn to do Maths A Level at the Welwyn campus).

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    VALUE ADDED A LEVEL PROGRAMMES - The suite of ‘value-added’ courses provides an exciting mix of both traditional A Levels and non-A Levels but equivalent subjects so that students can benefit from both types of pedagogy (the linear A Level and modular BTEC/CACHE/UAL). Students taking these subjects will not only be supported to achieve good quality grade outcomes but also gain additional life skills that will prepare them for study and life at university, Apprenticeships and employment.

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    PASTORAL CARE - We offer a high level of support from our dedicated pastoral tutor team who will support you throughout the year, including preparing a personal statement, as well as preparing for interviews and other selection processes to ensure you are able to secure your first choice of university.

What grades will I need if I want to study A Levels?

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at 5, with a 6 or 7 in the relevant subject(s) – see below:

Subject

Entry Criteria

Biology

Chemistry

A minimum of 7 is needed in Double Science (or 7 in the relevant science) and 6 in Maths.

P.E.

Psychology

A minimum of 6 is needed in Double Science and Maths.

N.B. For Psychology – students must also have a minimum of 6 in English Language or English Literature (as more essay-based subject than the other sciences).

Maths

A minimum of 7 in Maths.

English Lit

A minimum of 6 is needed in English Literature.

Law

Sociology

Business

A minimum of 6 is needed in English Language or English Literature.

Please note EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) will continue to be available to 2nd year students.

UCAS Tariff Points

For full and up-to-date details of individual qualification tariff points please see below.

Have any questions or queries?

If you're unsure and need further help specifically regarding A levels, please email us here

Alternatively, for more general questions please email info@oaklands.ac.uk

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