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Our 5-Term A-Level course option begins in January and provides the perfect solution if you have missed the start of a traditional two-year programme, but still wish to graduate with your peers. You will follow an intensive two-term programme from January to July, before completing your final academic year at a standard pace of tuition.
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The five-term course suits students who:

  • Want or need to change schools and therefore re-start A-Levels after one term of studying elsewhere, usually studying different subjects

  • Want to study A-Levels in the UK and have finished their GCSE or equivalent studies in their home country in November or December and do not want to wait for a September start A-Level programme

  • Are children of UK expatriates who are returning to the UK with their families in November or December and do not want to wait for a September start A-Level programme
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The five-term course runs from January and through having additional tuition hours and not sitting external AS-Level examinations, students are able to complete the first half of each A-Level subject by the end of their first two terms of study. This enables five-term A-Level students to complete their final academic year of three terms at a standard pace and sit final A-Level examinations in June alongside their two-year (six-term) A-Level peers.

Students take three A-Level subjects and may choose one of the subject combinations detailed below. The combinations we offer are carefully constructed to facilitate entry to a student’s proposed university course.

We teach in small groups of no more than eight students, enabling thorough and effective teaching of subject topics with student feedback and discussion, whilst ensuring that students can fully understand the subject content, improve their writing skills and feel fully prepared for the exams ahead.

We teach A-Level in a clear and direct way, checking understanding by careful review and continual practice from previous examination questions in order to develop answering skills. Teachers ensure that students develop a good set of revision notes and materials and encourage systematic and well-focused revision. We also ensure that enough time is allowed for an overall subject review as the examinations approach, checking recall and understanding and enabling further practice with essential examination techniques.

The structure of the five-term A-Level allows students to progress steadily and develop sound study techniques, including reading skills, note-taking and essay writing, all of which can be carefully encouraged and monitored during the five-term course. The time frame also allows the student the opportunity to explore a subject in depth and develop a firm understanding of the material.

Where required, international students study IELTS (Academic) alongside their A-Level subjects.

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The major benefit is that a student does not have to delay his or her education for nine months.

As with our two-year A-Level students, Oxford Sixth Form College provides our five-term A-Level students with advice, guidance and support for their university choices and applications alongside their tuition. It is also possible to prepare for university entrance tests for UK and non-UK universities (for example UCAT, BMAT, and SAT). Interview preparation and feedback helps to build confidence for the real interviews.

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At Oxford Sixth Form College, it all starts with you. We’ll identify your goals, make sure you’re on the right academic pathway, and provide the all-round support you need to thrive.