A Level

At Cheshire College – South & West we currently offer over 30 A Level subjects across a range of curriculum areas.

Cheshire College – South & West has outstanding successes in A Level results with an overall pass rate of 98% in the 2018-19 academic year.

Learners achieved 120 exceptional A* or A Grades, marking yet another year of excellent academic and personal achievements. The College continues to demonstrate extremely consistent results in all subjects, with exceptional A*-B results in English Language, Chemistry, French, Graphic Design, Fine Art and Photography.

Many learners have gone on to secure places at the country’s top universities, including the University of Cambridge, University of Warwick, University of Manchester, University of Bristol, University of York and University College London.

These outstanding achievements are the result of the hard work and commitment of our learners and staff. Our staff work together with you and your parents/guardians to ensure you are supported to excel in your studies and are fully prepared for the next exciting stage of your life.

Studying at College is different to school and we will fully support you to make this transition. We have a fantastic team of teaching and support staff who will ensure that you settle in quickly and get used to the more independent way of studying and learning. You will have a dedicated Personal Development Tutor (PDT) who will help to support you to get the most out of your time and studies at College.

The A Level study programme is designed to provide learners with combined skills and knowledge to fully prepare them for their next steps to university, employment or an apprenticeship. All learners have access to a range of unique opportunities offered through our Futures Programme, which includes seminars and support delivered through our partnership with the University of Oxford. The A Level study programme includes 24 hours of work experience to be completed in an area relevant to the learner’s subject choices, providing the young person with a stronger profile for their journey after leaving the College. We are committed to improving your English and maths skills while you are learning with us. You will have the opportunity to continue to develop these skills in your A Level lessons, and there is also the opportunity to boost your GCSE to grade 5 if you have not achieved this at school.

Entry requirements:

To be considered for entry onto our A Level courses you should have three Grade 5s (Bs) plus two Grade 4s (Cs) including Grade 4s in English Language and Maths plus a high average GCSE point score and any individual subject requirements.

There will also be individual subject requirements which will be explained at your guidance interview.

Your full range of results are also taken into consideration which will form your average points score. You will be considered on individual merit to ensure that you are enrolled on an appropriate study programme.

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Learner Limelights

Beth Randell

Beth Randell

School: St Thomas More Catholic High School
A Levels: English Language – A*, French – A*, German – A  

“When looking for a college, the choice of subjects was very important to me and I felt like Cheshire College – South & West had a great combination of courses. Due to a great passion for languages I chose to study English Language, French and German at A Level, with the intention of continuing on to University. I had a great relationship with the teachers at Cheshire College and found them to be incredibly supportive, especially when I had some personal challenges to overcome. I am delighted with my A Level results and will be attending the University of York to study French and Linguistics.”

Sam Charles

Sam Charles

School: Malbank School and Sixth Form
A Levels: Mathematics – A*, Further Mathematics – A*, Physics – A*

“I knew which subjects I wanted to continue studying when I left high school, but needed a little help with which route to take as I found that I had many options to choose from. I heard great things from current students of the College including great support, teaching and facilities and decided that this was where I wanted to go. The support from my tutors was brilliant and I found my course in Mathematics, Physics and Further Maths both challenging and enjoyable. A Level results day fell on my 18th birthday and after receiving three A* it was definitely a great and memorable day. I’m now on my way to my first choice, University of Warwick, and one step closer to building my career.”