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We offer courses in over 50 subject areas which are taught by well-qualified specialists within high quality, purpose built classrooms.

The dedicated and passionate teaching staff take the time to know who you are as a person and offer you fantastic support to achieve your potential
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Types of courses at Aquinas

Linear A-Levels

Linear A-Levels are two-year courses where you will sit all of the exams at the end of the second year. In some linear subjects there is a small amount of coursework, but in most linear subjects there is no coursework at all.

From 2017 all A Levels will be Linear.

Level 3 Vocational Courses

Vocational Courses at Aquinas have the same equivalence as A-Levels. They tend to be assessed more by coursework than exam. The assessment for these courses takes place throughout the two-year period of study, so you will sit exams and coursework in both the first and second year. The results of these assessments count towards your final mark.


Level 2 Courses

If you do not achieve a grade 4 or above in English and/or Maths, then you will need to enrol on the appropriate GCSE course. A GCSE course at Aquinas College lasts only 9 months compared with the 2 year course at your previous school.  We only offer a limited number of GCSE and other level 2 courses.