If you’re hoping to go to university and usually perform well in exams, A Levels could be the right choice for you. They offer the opportunity to study a range of subjects and gain the academic knowledge and skills that are highly regarded by universities and employers.
We offer a range of A Level subjects to suit most interests and career paths. Most students choose to take three A Levels over two years, although it may be possible for some students to study four.
Our A Level courses are taught at College Green Centre.
We understand that knowing exactly which three subjects to choose can be quite daunting. With that in mind, we have designed five pathways that will help you choose a combination of subjects that complement each other and will help you towards your career goals.
You will apply for only one pathway, but you can choose any three subjects as long as the proposed combination works with your timetable. We can discuss this with you at your course selection meeting.
In the first few weeks at College, we’ll check in to make sure you’re still happy with your subject choices, and if not, help you to transfer to a different course.
We will offer you advice and discuss your options at your course application meeting, but when choosing your subjects, it’s helpful to think about:
A Levels are studied over two years. Most students study three A Levels. You will be taught at College by specialist lecturers, and where possible your learning will be enhanced with trips, visits, external speakers and work experience or real work projects. Subjects that include practical work will have access to specialist facilities and resources.
Most A Levels are assessed using a mix of examinations and coursework, but for accurate assessment information, have a look at the course pages for your chosen subjects.
Emma Wherrett achieved three A* A Level grades at the College, and went on to study her degree at Oxford and her Masters at Cambridge.
“City of Bristol College truly was the stepping stone into the rest of my life and it still feels extraordinary to reflect on what its dedicated team of academic and pastoral staff have enabled me to achieve.”
Ellie Hayes achieved two Distinction* and a Distinction in Computing in 2020.
“I did really well and I am really happy with my results. Being here has been a really great experience and I have enjoyed my time overall and made some good friends.”
Logan Cartwright left the College in 2016 with three Bs and is now pursuing a doctorate in Psychology.
“I had the best experience at City of Bristol College. I went from getting Ds and Cs at secondary school to getting Bs and A*s. I had great relationships with my teachers because they truly do care for their students and their success in life.”
One of the great things about studying your A Levels at City of Bristol College is that you can choose to stay with us for your university-level studies. The College’s Careers and Advice team offer advice and guidance on future careers and university options.