One Year A-Level
Oxford Sixth Form College’s One Year A-Level programme focuses on mathematics and the sciences. Our intensive and efficient teaching enables us to prepare students for the A-Level examinations in one year.
WHO IS THE COURSE DESIGNED FOR?
The intensive one year course is designed for students who have the clear ability to fast track their studies and complete A-Levels within one year rather than two years. Such students will ordinarily have completed education in their home country to the age of 17 or are UK students who need to study new A-Levels to enable them to pursue a change in career or academic direction. Students wanting to complete their qualifications in a year will need to demonstrate that they have the academic skills and prior knowledge relevant to their chosen one-year A-Level subjects to enable them to succeed on what is a highly demanding course. Evidence of success at GCSE or home country equivalent in relevant subjects is an important pre-requisite for entry to the course and international students should have an IELTS (Academic) score of at least 6.5.
The course starts each September with students taking their examinations in the following June.
Students study the same examination boards’ specifications as taught to the College’s two-year A-Level students.
A one-year A-Level course is particularly intensive covering the material for a two-year course in one year. It requires strict adherence to the precise subject specification. Topics are taught in broad outline, with a subsequent review to check and develop understanding.
HOW STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM THE COURSE
Students will be supported in their subject learning. It is intensive, but we monitor progress carefully to ensure that the students are able to take advantage of the fast-pace of the course. The college also provides advice, guidance and support for university choices and applications. It is also possible to prepare for university entrance tests (for example LNAT, UCAT, BMAT) for UK and non-UK universities. University admissions interview preparation helps to build confidence for the real interviews.
Subjects available to study on the One-Year A-Level course are: