A Levels offer the best route for ambitious international students aiming to study medicine or at high ranking UK universities.

What are A Levels?

A Levels (Advanced Levels) are subject-based qualifications in UK schools. International students typically study three or four A Level subjects over two years.

A Levels are accepted by every university in the UK, and recognised worldwide. This means you have the opportunity to apply to universities and degrees that may not accept a foundation course. Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Imperial College, UCL and most medical degrees, for example, all require A Levels.

You will be assessed after your first year of study to ensure that you are on track to achieve the grades you need, but these results generally do not count towards your final A Level grade. They are, however, a good way to monitor your progress and great practice for your final exams. Your final assessment is by a series of examinations which take place at the end of your second year.

Why choose our A Level programme?

Studying A Levels at our selected college means you can make your university choices while you are here in the UK, benefiting from expert advice and campus visits during your studies.

  • Apply to any university and course in the UK including Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Imperial College and UCL.
  • Support in choosing the right subjects for your degree and career ambitions, from application to starting the programme.
  • In-depth university application support, including practice interviews and support writing your personal statement.
  • Weekly meetings with your personal tutor to guide you on your options.
  • The opportunity to visit your chosen university campus whilst in the UK.
  • Meet universities and discuss your options at our bi-annual university fair.
  • Specialist preparation for students wishing to study medicine or at the University of Oxford or Cambridge.
  • A wide choice of structured enrichment activities tailored to your interests and what you want to study at university.
  • Small classes with an average of eight students.

A Levels Key Facts:

  • Age: 15.5+
  • Course length: 3, 5, 5.5 or 6 terms
    (3-term available in Brighton only)
    (5.5-term available in Cambridge only)
  • Locations: (Subjects vary by location)
    • Brighton
    • Cambridge
    • London
  • English language entry requirements:
    IELTS 5.5 (IELTS 6.0 for 3 term and A2 level) or equivalent