Bury College is renowned for supporting students across a wide ability range to achieve their full academic potential and has a proven track record of helping learners for the next stage of their academic careers. We are proud of the many A Level students who progress onto university or employment in pursuit of their dream careers each year.
Bury College A Level Study Programmes have been designed to support your specific career goals and are tailored towards preparing you for progression after college. Our innovative range of A Level Study Programmes provides you the opportunity to take a broader range of classroom based and academic qualifications in a package designed to maximize your options and career progression. For example, you may take a suite of academic A Levels or combine specific A Levels with more general applied qualifications. Combining A Levels with a vocational qualification will give you the same number of university entrance points as a full A Level. Mixing academic study with practical skills and knowledge gives you a professional pathway that will provide you with the foundation you need to progress in your chosen career.
As a Bury College A Level student, you will have the opportunity to develop transferable work-related skills through work experience placements. On an A Level Study Programme you will participate in week long work experience placements in each year of your course. The work experience placements are tailored as far as possible to your career aims, or provide you with the opportunity to explore possible careers if you are unsure of your future goals. Work experience opportunities add great value to your CV and support your UCAS applications.
A range of enrichment activities are available at Bury College. During your A Level Study Programme you will have the opportunity to take part in activities that contribute to your wider growth and development and in many cases will support your academic studies.
You will be encouraged to attend summer schools and taster days at some on the UK’s top universities, including the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, The University of Manchester and Durham University. These enrichment opportunities will give you a unique insight into university life, campus and city tours, and an opportunity to meet lecturers and current students. You may also attend national and international field trips to places such as New York, Rome, Sicily, London, Paris and the Lake District.