Aquinas College offers around 50 A level/Level 3 courses so it is essential we provide students with a programme of study designed to enable you to achieve your full potential. Our students gain excellent results and the time we spend with individuals is a key part of ensuring that you are on appropriate courses to enable you to be highly successful.Once you have applied and been offered a place at Aquinas College, we have a series of opportunities to help you decide which courses are most appropriate for you to study.
General advice for choosing courses
Students generally take 3 Level 3 courses from the following 2 groups:
All A levels are now 2 year courses with final examinations at the end of the 2 years. Some courses have a small coursework element, which is completed in the U6.
These courses are equivalent to A levels but are assessed mainly by the continuous assessment of coursework throughout the 2 years, with an element of external assessment. Many students realise they are much more suited to this method of assessment and also benefit from gaining a qualification in the L6 as well as in the U6.
Level 2 provision
We also offer a small number of Level 2 courses, mainly for students who are yet to achieve GCSE grade 4 in Maths or English Language.
If you are offered a place at Aquinas then that place is not dependent on your GCSE performance. However depending on the grades you get at GCSE you may be limited in the kind of courses you can choose. Your place is dependent on finding an appropriate course of study.
The following is the advice and guidance we use at Enrolment to ensure students are both on the right courses and likely to be highly successful.