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. Your study programme is more than just your qualifications, your Study Programme will include development of critical skills to support your progression, including your English, mathematics and Employability Skill. You will also have opportunities for Work Experience, Volunteering and the chance to get involved in a wide range of enrichment activities.
A typical Bury College A Level student will study four subjects in their first year, and if successful, progress to three subjects in their second year.
Bury College aims to provide you with the best start to your career. By studying four A Level qualifications you will gain a wider breadth of knowledge and experience more subjects which will allow you to leave your options open.
We currently offer 41 A Level qualifications in a wide range of subject areas. These include applied general qualifications which are the equivalent of an A Level.
The college entry requirements are six GCSEs at or above grade C/4 including two subjects or more at or above grade B/5. A minimum of 9 grade points are required from maths and English combined. In addition to the entry requirements outlined above, some courses also have specific entry requirements.
In order to further develop your knowledge and employability skills every A Level student is taught how to study independently (a skill which is now recognised as a university requirement). In order to achieve maximum results we recommend using these newfound skills to spend 18 hours a week on private study.
Bury College is renowned for supporting students. As an A Level student you will benefit from a range of academic support. You will meet with your Personal Tutor and tutor groups once a week. You will also have the opportunity to meet with your Personal Tutor individually six-times during the academic year.
At Bury College we offer an extensive enrichment programme. During your A Level Study Programme you will have the opportunity to take part in activities that contribute to your development and in many cases will support your academic subjects.
As an A Level student you will also benefit from career enhancing work experience. All students on an A Level study programme will participate in one week of work experience during the academic year. This will allow you to develop transferable work-related skills and gain an insight into the career of your choice.
All of our A Level programmes are designed to develop your English and communication skills as well as your technical and numerical abilities. All of these skills are transferable to any higher education programme and employment fields.