Full Time & Part Time A Level Courses in Hertfordshire

You don't need to stay on at school to study A Levels. By studying A Levels at College you will be able to study in an adult environment with greater independence and benefit from excellent teaching from subject specialists.

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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.

We provide an exciting range of A Level and BTEC/CACHE/UAL courses which are combined in order to provide our students with the best possible grade outcomes, which maximises their choice of university.

The benefits of this combined provision includes:

  • Modular assessment of BTEC/CACHE/UAL which is closer aligned to university study
  • Significantly enhanced grade potential
  • Opportunity to include AS Level Extended Project Qualification – enhancing overall grade and skill outcomes

In addition, we provide detailed support to each of our students in preparing their personal statement, as well as preparing for interviews and other selection processes to ensure they are able to secure their first choice of university.

What can I study?

The course is designed for students who aspire to work in the financial and accounting sector. The course develops the academic and practical skills that relates to information analysis for different aspects of business.  It allows you to combine one A Level or an AAT qualification with a Business qualification. The AAT qualifications are respected by employers worldwide and delivers a solid foundation in finance administration, covering areas such as double entry bookkeeping to basic costing principles and using accounting software

  • AAT Accounting
  • Level 3 Diploma in Business

Mandatory units of study within Business include: Exploring Business, Developing a Marketing Campaign, Personal & Business Finance, Managing an Event, International Business, Principles of Management, Business Decision Making. 

The course is designed for students who aspire to work in Physiotherapy, Sport Therapy, Sport and Exercise Medicine & Sports Psychology. It allows you to combine one  A Level with a Sport and Exercise Science qualification. The course develops the academic and practical skills that relates to science for different aspects of sport and health.

  • A Level Biology OR
  • A Level Psychology
  • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

Mandatory units of study within Sport & Exercise Science include: Sport & Exercise Physiology, Functional Anatomy, Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology, Field & Lab-based Fitness Testing, Applied Research Methods in Sport & Exercise Science, Coaching for Performance & Fitness.

The course is designed for students who aspire to work in the field of crime and criminality paired with the world of forensic investigation and gain a deeper understanding of what makes a criminal, from a societal, psychological and law perspective. The course allows you to combine one A Level with an Applied Science qualification. The course develops the academic and practical skills that relates to the different aspects of science.

  • A Level Psychology
  • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Applied Science

Mandatory units of study within Applied Science include: Principles and Applications of Science I & II, Practical Scientific Procedures & Techniques, Science Investigation Skills, Lab Techniques and their Application, Investigative Project, Contemporary Issues in Science. 

The course is designed for students who are passionate about pursing a career in the creative industry, including writing, journalism or teaching. It allows you to combine one A Level with a Creative qualification. The course develops the academic and practical skills that relates to the different aspects of the creative sector, language and linguistics and writing.

  • UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Creative Practice
  • A Level English Language


Mandatory units of study within Art & Design include
: Introduction to Visual Language in Art & Design, Introduction to Research Skills in Art & Design, Introduction to Critical & Contextual Awareness in Art & Design, Introduction to Materials, Processes & Technical Skills in Art & Design, An Integrated approach to 2D Problem Solving in Art & Design, An Integrated approach to 3D Problem Solving in Art & Design, An Integrated approach to Time-Based Problem Solving, Developing an Art & Design Project, Opportunities for Progress in Art & Design, Characteristics & Contexts in Art & Design, Preparation for Progression in Art & Design, Engaging with an Audience in Art & Design, Project Proposal & Realisation in Art & Design.

The course is designed for students who aspire to work in the field of mechatronics, artificial intelligence or biosensors. It allows you to combine one A Level with an Engineering qualification. The course develops the academic and practical skills that relates to the different aspects of Engineering.

  • A Level Maths
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering

Mandatory units of study within Engineering include: Engineering Principles, Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team, Engineering Product Design & Manufacture, Applied Commercial & Quality Principles in Engineering, A Specialist Engineering Project, Microcontroller Systems for Engineers, Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems.

The course is designed for students who aspire to work in the field of nursing with adults, children, mental health or midwifery. It allows you to combine one A Level with a Health & Social Care or an Applied Science qualification. The course develops the academic and practical skills that relates to the different aspects of health and science.

  • A Level Psychology
  • CACHE Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

Mandatory units of study within Heath & Social Care include: Equality, Diversity & Rights in Health & Social Care, Human Growth & Development, Safeguarding in Health & Social Care, Communication in Health & Social Care, Infection Prevention & control in Health & Social Care, Psychological Perspectives in Health & Social Care, Sociological Perspectives in Health & Social Care, Working in Health & Social Care, Reflective Practice, Protection of Children, Young People & Adults in Health & Social Care, Anatomy & Physiology for Health & Social Care. 

The course is designed for students who are passionate about pursing a career in language, including marketing, recruitment, journalism or teaching. It allows you to combine an A Level with a Business qualification. The course develops the academic and practical skills that relates to the different aspects of the business sector, language and linguistics

  • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma Business
  • A Level English Language

The course is designed for students who aspire to work in the field of research relating to human health and disease. It allows you to combine one A Level with an Applied Science qualification. The course develops the academic and practical skills that relates to the different aspects of science.

 

  • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Applied Science
  • A Level Biology
  • A Level Maths

This qualification helps students develop and demonstrate their project management skills and provides opportunities for extended writing, both of which are highly valued for progression to higher education. The EPQ is a standalone qualification and is often taken by students to in addition to their A Level studies. The outcome of the project can be a design, performance, report, dissertation or artefact.

The qualification attracts UCAS points and is graded A*- E (28-8 UCAS points)

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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.

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*.

UCAS Tariff Points

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

A Level Subject Selection - A Guide for Applicants

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Sport Health & Medicine
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English with Business
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Finance and Accounting
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Biological Sciences
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Criminology with Forensic Psychology
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Studying at Oaklands is about finding out what you enjoy learning, with a huge range of courses including A Levels, BTECs and Apprenticeships our students are given a the opportunity to make their own academic choices, and thrive in a subject they enjoy.

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Over 64% of our students go on to find work placements in their chosen field of study

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