Project Description

A Level Courses

Swansea College’s sixth form programme is taught through blended learning approach, combining face-to-face and online learning.

Our A-level courses have been written to a specification set by either the WJEC or AQA Examination boards.

Swansea College’s AS and A Level class sizes are small in size; this ensures flexibility and greater student input. Teachers can also amend lessons or incorporate additional topics if the students in that subject are ahead of where they need to be at any given time.

Typically, students studying three A Levels are committed to 9 hours of timetabled classes each week, which can be accessed anywhere where there is an internet connection.  Classes delivered in person in the classroom will also be available to our online students.  This gives students the flexibility to plan other activities, self-study and fit jobs in around their timetable.

Courses

Swansea College offers the following study routes:

Two year Course

The majority of A level students choose our two year route option.

Two-year courses are designed for:

  • Students who are continuing at Swansea College after their GCSE course.
  • Students from other schools seeking a sixth form college to study A levels
  • Year 13 transfer students who have changed plans after an unsatisfactory first year of A level at another school. Depending on their academic progress up to the point of joining Swansea College, such students either repeat Year 12 or join Swansea College Year 13.

One-Year Courses and Resits

The one-year A level course covers the whole syllabus in one year and are run entirely separately from the second year of our two-year A level course.

One-year courses are designed for:

  • Transfer students from other schools who continue into Year 13 or take one year intensive.
  • Retake students whose previous grade in the subject is too weak to risk a short course
  • Retake students taking a brand new subject (to widen UCAS options, give fresh motivation and avoid ‘retake status’ in at least one subject making them more attractive to universities).
  • Mature students – especially those converting to Medicine following an Arts-based first degree.
 
If you are interested in a course and you cannot see this available on our website page, please feel
free to contact us with your interest email: office@swanseacollege.com
 
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Our Academic Programme

We will always arrange a student induction meeting to discuss your options, if you are still undecided we can discuss your aspirations.

Students often choose 4 AS subject in Year 12 and 3 A2 subjects in Year 13

  • Career choice –  Certain careers may need certain subjects.
    Some jobs and careers may need you to get specific vocational qualifications, for example, Art and Design. Universities may want good grades in particular subjects. Some examples:
  • Maths and Physics are often essential for many engineering courses
  • Biology is almost always required to study a Physiotherapy degree
  • Some universities have a preferred list of A-Level subjects for general admission as well as specific requirements for particular courses
  • Critical Thinking or General Studies are often not accepted by universities as one of your A-Level grades

But remember. Many universities will consider your application whatever subjects you choose.

Job opportunities – Employers may ask for certain grades in preferred subjects. For example, Science, Maths or Construction may be preferred for a Level 4 Construction Apprenticeship

UCAS Points & Grades needed for university and further learning  – Good grades in A Level or equivalent subjects can earn you more UCAS points needed for entry to many university courses. Find out more about UCAS Tariff Points on the UCAS website

Course Structure

  • Age: 16+
  • Course length: 2 years over 6 terms / 5.5 terms
  • Course Dates: start in September / late start in November available
  • Weekly teaching hours timetable: 13 lessons and tutorials including PSHE plus our enrichment programme
  • Programme: 3 terms per academic year: September to June
  • Academic entry requirements: A minimum of 6 GCSE/iGCSE passes (or equivalent qualifications) at grade A*-C, with A*- C grades in the subjects chosen for A Level (where possible), and evidence of a good secondary or high school education.
  • An academic reference from your school is also required.
  • English Language entry requirements: IELTS 5.5 / Trinity ISE III or GCSE/iGCSE English language Grade A*- C.
  • English Language qualifications for university. Most universities require an IELTS score of 6.0 for degree entry. Below this level or without a GCSE English language qualification, you must follow our Trinity preparation course alongside your A Level studies.
  • Assessment: Examinations are taken in May/June.

FAQs

We offer a range of study options, we are flexible, offer tutor support, and 
interest-free payment plans make it easy to shape learning around your life.

We are registered with Estyn, our aims to give each student a complete education in which they achieve their academic potential and grow as an individual.

As well as studying with us, you can sit your exams with us too.


Straight away! There’s no need to wait until September to enrol, you can begin your course at any time. Once you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started by the next working day.

You’ll sit the same A level exams at the same time as all the other students in the UK, and you’ll receive the same results, transcript and qualification.

You’re a level course will be accepted by colleges, universities and employers worldwide.


Yes! You can, if you are looking to improve your grade in your GCSEs, whilst studying A levels with us!


You can study A level courses through a range of study options; our blended learning which consists of online live classes and pre-recorded and in person teaching in class. The other option is only online live classes or Distance learning course.


Students normally study 4 AS subject in Year 12 and continue with the 3 subjects of their course in Year 2 to complete the A level.


If you are studying a distance learning course, we can assess you through the year through a range of assessments.
How will I be supported?

  • We offer subject support tutorials every month
  • 1:1 support from your subject tutor, online or by email
  • 24/7 access to the your online learning platform
  • Interactive online learning broken down into easy-to-follow units
  • Practice tests and mock exams marked by your tutor
  • Friendly student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand

Distance Learning is a self-study course that you work through at your own pace using our Online course materials; a wide range of online resources, access to our Google classroom and tutor support when you need it.

Of course, you can study this course part time, making sure you have mentioned in your enrolment.


A level’s are usually a two year course, studying this in one year, would be an intensive course. You may be able to complete the course in one year as an intensive course; you need to show a strong understanding of the subject.

You have the option to join Year 13 and repeat the year and complete your course in one year.


We offer A levels – part time in the evenings to adult learners.

You have 2 options – Online live classes in the evening, Online Distance learning course.

You will have full tutor support in both options.


We offer support to all our students! We help you with your university options, personal statement writing, we provide a reference and your predicted grades. 
We also help you prepare for you interviews.


We offer interest-free payment plans, you can pay monthly, termly or annually.


Yes of course! You can come in to our office and speak to our course advisors.
You can also book a Video call with us, email admin@swanseacollege.com to arrange.


Choose the subject you would like to study, add to courses, complete our application form and you can choose to pay online. 
If you’d like to set up an interest-free payment plan, get in touch with our Student Advisors on 01792 535 000.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please let us know before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

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