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 value-added progress in Bath and Northeast Somerset in 2017, and aim to maintain these high achievements going forward.
We offer a range of A Level courses in various subjects (see course chart below), including flexible options:
- Standard Two-year Course
- 18 Month Course
- One-year Intensive Course
- Sixth-month Intensive Resit Course.
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.
We had another impressive year of achievements with our A-Level results, once again succeeding beyond the national average for A*/A grades. Please see our Exams Results page for detailed results.
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?
Two Year & 18 month Courses
We offer both the standard two 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.
One Year Course
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. 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.
Please see our Resits page for more information on course offerings.
Intensive Six-Month Resit Course – Start in January
This is an intensive revision course rather than a course covering gaps in a student’s knowledge. If students have not been studying other courses since September the UCAS application will not need to depend on evidence of academic progress made during the revision course.
- For students who need to make only a one grade improvement in a subject (those who need to increase their grade by two grades are advised to take the one-year course from September).
- In the appropriate circumstances, January to June courses allow students to undertake at least part of the gap year activities they may already have planned to start in the Autumn term.
- Students cover the specification during the course of the six months.
- Each week there are formal one-hour progress assessments for each A level.
- Includes two sets of mock examinations in the spring term.
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*Minority subjects currently available (subject to change): Accounting, Classical Civilisations, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Classical Greek.
For information about any other subject, please contact the college.
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.