A Levels (Full-time)

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

  • Study Mode


  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Location

    Reading College

  • Pathway

    A Levels

Every year, our students celebrate getting the results they need to take up offers from the universities of their choice. 

We can advise you on which A Levels are best for you, dependent on your area of interest. This ensures that when you graduate, you’ll have the best qualifications possible to enter your preferred career, or take the next step to another academic course. 

You are also 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

When you complete your programmes, you can go on to further study at university or college, progress directly into employment, or undertake an apprenticeship.

You can choose three subjects from the following:

Art and Design, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Classical Civilisation, Criminology, English Language and Literature, English Literature, Geography, History, Law, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Photography, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology.

We also offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) as an additional option.

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 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above including English Language and maths. You will be invited to a timetabling session to discuss your individual subject choice. You will be required to attend a timetabling meeting after GCSE results day in order to secure your subject choices.

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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