Our A-Level Programme aims to help students gain academic experience in preparation for University in a nurturing, flexible environment, and to help those who do not achieve the grades they require to progress to the university of their choice.
A-Level teaching encompasses personalised tuition in small classes, giving students the opportunity to expand and demonstrate their knowledge in the subject through class work, regular assessments, and mock examinations. Regular assessment and individual feedback from teachers, along with consistent academic and personal support from their Personal Tutors, is an instrumental part of our students’ success.
More than just a Sixth Form, Bath Academy provides a comprehensive programme for A-Level students that encompasses the whole student, from their academic goals to career aspirations, how they can enrich their lives with new experiences and opportunities as well as supporting their overall wellbeing.
Valuable Personal Guidance
Choosing what to study at A Level can be difficult. Our experienced tutors are here to guide you with making the right choice according to your strengths and interests. We help you to understand the full details of each subject you are considering, and the implications for your future career choices. How do we achieve this? Each student has:
- a CAT4 (Cognitive Abilities Test)
- individual student guidance with psychometric assessments via our partnership with FutureSmart Careers and (powered by Morrisby).
- a Personal Tutor with regular one-to-one meetings where we check in with the student and discuss any issues that may be affecting their academic progress.
Small Class Sizes
Our A Level students are taught in small tutorial groups and have weekly mock examinations under invigilated conditions to monitor their progress against the grades necessary for them to progress to their desired university course.
Our small classes are one of our biggest strengths when it comes to studying A-levels. Students receive more personalised teaching which focuses specifically on the areas where they need improvement.
We have a designated study centre for A-Level students where they have supervised study sessions including formative assessments. These assessments provide consistent progress updates, enabling students to focus on their weak areas and improve knowledge and exam techniques in these areas.
Practice Exam Papers are also given at regular intervals to allow students to gain confidence in exam skills and perfect their exam techniques with tutor feedback
Our teachers are highly experienced in exams, with some of them examiners themselves, and provide a solid foundation of exam technique and preparation for students. Our Enrichment Programme holds many exam-focused sessions to help tackle anxiety and create a productive revision plan. Our Exams Officer is on hand to help students and parents with any questions about exams they may have.
Our Personal Tutors guide A-Level students effectively through the UCAS programme, assisting them through the application, interview and personal statement process. Students are further assisted with comprehensive guidance through our Enrichment Programme when making the final choices for subjects and university destinations.
A-Level students have to attend three Enrichment sessions per term (or one per month). The choice of sessions ranges from Revision strategy sessions to EPQ assistance, university speakers who help with admissions, volunteer and work experience opportunities, as well as mindfulness sessions. The sessions change each term depending on interest, relevance, and availability.
We provide expert advice on the combination of subjects most likely to lead to a successful university application for each individual student. This advice is invaluable for many of our students who are aiming to progress to Russell Group and other prestigious universities, as well as for competitive entry courses such as Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Law, Economics and Engineering.
Find out more about our A-Level Subjects
A-Level Exam Results & University Destinations
Our A-Level students continue to reach new heights each year, often succeeding beyond the national average and gaining places at their first-choice university with hard work and perseverance. Read more about their results and university destinations.
A-Level Student Journeys
Each Bath Academy Student is on their own unique path, and we are here to support them with every step. Find out more about our students, the challenges they’ve overcome, and the achievements they’ve made.