At Bath Academy, our A-Level courses provide students with the opportunity to specialise in the subjects of their choice before university. We are proud to be at the top of the league table for A level students for progress in Bath and Northeast Somerset in 2017, and aim to maintain these high standards for 2018.
A Levels are the standard route to studying at UK universities, particularly for the most competitive courses at the highest-ranking institutions, and are available for students aged 16+ who have completed their GCSEs or equivalent high school certificate.
We offer a range of A Level courses in various subjects including: two year, eighteen month and one year intensive courses.
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.
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 timed 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.
We had a record year of achievements with our A-Level results; 40% of all grades were awarded at A*/A grade (almost 14% more than the national average), with 75% of first-time A Level students awarded places at Russell Group universities. A*/A was the most common (modal) grade of our A Level students.
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 when making the final choices for subjects and university destinations.
Which Course is for you?
2 Year and 18 month courses
We offer both the standard 2 year A Level programme as well as an 18 month intensive course (starting in January which is ideal for international students whose academic year ends in December). In both cases, students study three or four A Level subjects.
1 Year Courses
Students who have already completed their A Levels may wish to re-take one of their subjects if they have missed their required grades or, perhaps, they need to take an additional subject for entry into their chosen university.
We provide expert advice on the combination of subjects most likely to lead to a successful university application for each individual student. Please see our Retakes page for more information on course offerings.
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.
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International students should have an IELTS score of at least 6.0 (with no less than 5.0 in any skill) before starting A Level study and must take the Academic English course alongside their A Level courses until they reach a score of 6.5. If prospective students require further information in this area, our English Language Support Department is here to help.