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Key information

Qualification type


Course code



Level 3


2 years


Oxford City Centre,
Oxpens Rd,
Oxford, OX1 1SA

City of Oxford College offers a wide and varied range of A Levels.

The offer at City of Oxford College, Oxford campus includes the following A Levels:

  • Art
  • Photography
  • History
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • English Language and Literature
  • English Literature
  • Further Maths
  • Geography
  • History
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Media
  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology.

What I'll learn

You will improve the wider skills vital for success in further study or employment including self-confidence speaking in front of others working with others taking responsibility and managing your time. By the end of your A Level course you will have benefited from a valuable insight into future careers open to you.

Along with your A Levels, you will have the opportunity to attend an IT course that will help you to develop these essential skills. Advanced Study Skills classes to help you develop your writing and thinking skills and Enrichment opportunities (eg, residential trips clubs and activities). There will also be Extra study support sessions (if appropriate).


How I'll learn

You will learn in a variety of ways typically through discussion group work independent study traditional essays reading and research tasks. There will be a balance of challenge and support. You will play an active part in your learning and there will be a strong focus on your individual learning needs.

Classes will take place over four days a week between 9am and 5pm. We expect you to be fully committed to your studies and attend all timetabled sessions. In addition you will have the opportunity to attend trips and visits according to the needs of individual subjects. There are many enrichment opportunities which will enable you to extend your learning beyond the bounds of your chosen subjects.


How I'll be assessed

Formal assessment is through examinations and (in some subjects) through coursework. The examination periods are in May/ June. There will be a range of regular assignments, essays and class-based assessments to help you develop your study skills for the next educational step. Individual learning targets are set each term and you will receive regular feedback on your progress in meeting these targets.

With three A Levels the possibilities are endless. You can progress to higher education to study a variety of different subjects at degree level. A Levels also offer a high standard of education which many employers require as part of their hiring criteria.


Entry Requirements

You will need five relevant, exam-based GCSEs at grades 9–4 (A*–C) or above, including English language and maths where appropriate.

Although BTEC qualifications and coursework based GCSEs may be useful for specific subjects, they would normally be taken into account only once the basic entry requirements have been met. Additional specific GCSE grades are necessary for many of the subjects.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register for our online service and verify your account
  • Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.