Access to A Levels

Please note, this course information is for September 2021 entry.
The new admissions cycle for September 2022 entry will open in October 2021, and we recommend you check back for updates to course information.

The Access to A Levels pathway offers prospective students the chance to study a range of GCSEs in order to gain the skills, understanding and entry requirements needed to progress to an A Level or alternative Level 3 programme at Halesowen College.

Students will be encouraged to follow a pathway that will allow them to progress into a relevant Level 3 subject area, which will encourage overlap in some of the courses studied:

Expressive Arts Pathway: English, Maths, Media, Film, and Drama

Humanities Pathway: English, Maths, History, Citizenship, and either Psychology or Sociology

Social Sciences Pathway: English, Maths, Citizenship, Sociology, and Psychology

Sciences Pathway: English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

Open Pathway: English, Maths, and a choice of 3 other GCSEs

*English and/or Maths can be replaced by other subjects if proof of a passing grade is provided

The full range of subjects offered is detailed below:

- English Language

- Maths

- Biology

- Chemistry

- Physics

- Citizenship Studies - combination of Law, Politics and Economics

- Film Studies

- Media

- Drama

- History

- Psychology

- Sociology

All students have access to a dedicated Personal Coach in order to help support them through their Access to A Levels programme.

What do I need?

You will need to be between 16-18 years old and have achieved at least 2 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above and 2 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above, including English and Maths.

Retaking GCSE English and Maths as part of your programme is required if you do not have Grade 4

Where can it take me?

Successful completion of the Access to A Level course will allow you to progress to studying A Levels or a Level 3 Vocational Programme at Halesowen College.

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