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Why study A Level at Worthgate?

A levels are the classic British path into higher education and offer an excellent route to study at high ranking UK universities. A levels are a highly regarded qualification, and can open the widest choice of UK universities.  

75%
of students achieved at least one A*/A Grade in 2022
100%
of students achieved a pass in 2022
90%
of students achieved an A* to C grade in 2022

“We have an outstanding record of students progressing to some of the top universities in Britain. We develop their independence, self-regulation and provide opportunities to enrich life inside the classroom and outside.”

Acting Principal
Dr. Nicola Robinson

A Level Overview

A levels are a focussed qualification of three subjects and English studied usually over two years, with examinations in the second year.

At The Worthgate School our A level delivery is specifically designed for motivated international students, with additional English language support to help them excel in their studies. We offer a wide range of subjects we work with each student to choose the best combination to achieve their university goals.

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A level qualifications in a wide choice of subjects, including Sciences, Humanities and the Arts

Develop desirable study skills, such as critical thinking, essay/report writing and solution-based thinking

Unlock progressing to a UK or international university

Get exposure to the style of assessment and teaching in the UK

Complete challenging research and homework tasks

Prepare for an English qualification recognised by international universities

A Level Subject Choices and Structure

The Worthgate School offers both January and September starts for A level. Students study three subjects during the two-year A Level course, choosing one from each subject block:

September Start Subjects

Block A
Block B
Block C
Block D
Block E
History
Maths
Psychology
Sociology
Business
Chemistry
History
Maths
Psychology
Biology
Economics
Maths
Physics
Sociology
Business
Biology
Further Maths
Physics
Art
Chemistry
Economics
Maths

January Start Subjects

Block A
Block B
Block C
Block D
Block E
Biology
Economics
Physics
Math
Sociology
Business
Chemistry

Questions about A Levels

In some subjects, there is a small amount of assessment during the course, but mainly you will take formal exams at the end of the course. These exams are set by government approved examination boards across the whole of the UK, so the grades you get are highly valuable formal external qualifications.

A level results are published nationally in August each year. Grades range from A* (pronounced A-star) down to E.

A levels are graded A*, A, B, C, D or E where A* is the highest grade and E is the lowest. Students must achieve an E grade or above to pass.

A level results for schools in England released in August each year.

A Level Testimonials