Our A Level Centres provide an environment where everyone can reach their potential. A comprehensive and challenging curriculum fosters motivation and encourages success, with an interactive and creative approach to learning.
From September 2024, we will be introducing a 3-stage A Level pathway, to provide learners with the opportunity to progress from their GCSEs and achieve their goals.
We understand that there are many reasons why some students don’t achieve the GCSE grades that they hoped for. Our mission is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to achieve the results that they are capable of and successfully progress to their chosen pathway.
Students can choose from a broad range of A Level subjects, with multiple options for Applied/Vocational style study available, and GCSE programmes that are designed to support the development of academic and personal skills to allow learners to step-up to the next level of study.
All of our pathways are underpinned by regular and varied employer engagement opportunities and experiences, achieved through partnership arrangements with local universities and employers.
STEP (GCSE) – especially for students wishing to retake GCSEs, with grades of mostly 3s. You can choose from several pathways to suit your interests and aspirations and progress to employment, an apprenticeship, or a range of courses, including A Levels. Full-time, one-year programme.
STRIVE (GCSE Plus) – a new entry point for students with grades of mostly 4s. An opportunity to boost grades before A Levels or other level 3 courses It will comprise of mostly GCSEs at higher tier level, with the additional opportunity to experience Level 3 study with an AS Level or Applied equivalent. This course will equip learners with the academic skills and attributes required for success on a full A Level pathway, T Levels, or other higher-level study. Full-time, one-year programme
STRETCH (A Level) – our A Level Programme for students with a minimum of 5 GCSE grade 5s, plus individual subject criteria. A broad range of options are available at each campus. Full-time, two-year programme.
We have worked with universities to organise our subjects into career pathways, which are 'template plans' to help you accelerate your entry to university or the career of your choice.
Each pathway provides a selection of A Level choices, helping you gain the UCAS points you need for your university application.
A Level students at Activate Learning benefit from our strong links with leading universities, such as the University of Reading, Oxford Brookes University, the University of Winchester and Southampton Solent University
In autumn each year, second year A Level students take part in UCAS Takeover Week, attending workshops run by universities on subjects such as personal statements and student finance. Each college also has a higher education fair, with over 40 university exhibitors on campus.
In addition to university links, employers such as Penningtons Manches, a leading law firm, provide legal masterclasses for A Level students.