• Choosing your A Levels

    A member of the South Devon College help & support staff

If you want to study at university or prepare to work in a variety of careers then our A Level provision can help your achieve your goals.

At South Devon College, we enjoy excellent levels of success, with an overall pass rate of 99%. To study your A Levels with us, you will require 6 ‘good’ GCSE passes (A*-C or grades 9-5) which must include English and maths.  You may also require a B/6 grade in a specific subject.

We are committed to offering an exceptional support and guidance service, providing trips to universities as well as advising on UCAS applications and progression opportunities, whether that’s focused on further academic study or employment.

Our students progress across the full range of subjects, going on to study degrees in the arts, sciences, humanities and various other disciplines, at universities throughout the country. We have a large number of students who are accepted to Russell Group institutions, and regularly see learners go on to study at Oxbridge.

There are a number of reasons that might influence your choice of A Level subjects

  • You might have enjoyed or been good at the subject at GCSE
  • You need a particular subject for your chosen career path or University course
  • You are new to the subject, but having researched it , think that you have the skills and aptitude for it

Facilitating subjects

Universities need to know that students are well prepared for the academic rigour required to study at degree level.  Some universities will require you to have studied a particular subject at A Level and most prefer that students have included at least one “facilitating” subject as part of their mix of A Levels.  These are:

  • Mathematics and Further Mathematics
  • English
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • History

By choosing one or more of these subjects, you are keeping open as many options as possible.

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