A Levels (Full-time)

We offer a large selection of A Level subjects which are taught by enthusiastic, industry-experienced tutors.

A range of A Levels are available at Reading College. You can pick a choice of three from our business, science, communication, and social sciences pathways. Every year, our students celebrate getting the results they need to take up offers from the universities of their choice. In 2019, more than 180 students received passing grades at A Level across our colleges in Bracknell, Oxford and Reading.

You are encouraged to pursue additional activities during your time with us, both to broaden your skills and prepare yourself for the steps following your A Levels. As part of your studies, you will also have access to:

  • laboratories with expert technician support
  • dedicated study spaces
  • IT suites and computer facilities
  • the opportunity to purchase discounted laptops through our partnership with Academia
  • well qualified, specialist teachers

A Level subjects available at Reading College

You can choose three A Levels from within one of the pathways listed below. Each pathway will enable you to progress with your future career. When you complete your programmes, you can go on to further study at university or college, progress directly into employment, or undertake an apprenticeship.

Business

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • English Language and Literature
  • English Literature
  • Politics
  • History
  • Law
  • Maths
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Further Maths
  • Geography
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Psychology

Communication

  • Art and Design
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • English Language and Literature
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Media
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Social sciences

  • Business
  • English Language and Literature
  • English Literature
  • Geography
  • Politics
  • History
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

You will be taught in our well-equipped classrooms by our experienced staff. You will have your own specialist tutor who will meet with you individually on a regular basis, and as part of your tutorials. They will help you to set, review and achieve targets – ensuring you are on track to succeed in your studies. We often have guest speakers and local employers in to the college – providing exciting real world projects for our students to get involved in.

There is support available to help you make higher education decisions after successful completion of the programme, including moving on to university. The vast majority of our A Level students progress successfully to higher education after their time with us. There is also an extensive programme of enrichment opportunities on offer for our students, and you will be encouraged to select from a range of activities to supplement your studies including volunteering, work experience and sport.

Formal assessment for A Levels is through examinations.

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

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.

Why Reading College?

  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
  • 150+

    courses available

  • 95%

    of our graduates go into work or higher education

  • 65+

    years of teaching experience

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