A-levels are the most common qualifications for university admission. Offering up to 56 UCAS points each, A-levels, or ‘advanced levels’, can hold the key to gaining a place at your preferred university or your dream job!

Academically rigorous and intellectually stimulating, A-levels are respected both in the UK and internationally. They are a great indication both to employers and higher education institutions (universities) that you’ve studied a subject thoroughly.

In 2021 our students achieved a 97% pass rate, and 69% of our A-level pupils achieved a grade A or A*. That places Oxbridge amongst the top colleges for A-level results in the UK.

What are A-Levels?

A-levels tend to focus on specific academic subjects such as Mathematics, English and the Sciences: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The course material and the exams you take will be the same everywhere.


How long does it take to study an A-level?

It’s possible to study an A-level both full-time and part-time. Normally students would study for two years, but with Oxbridge, you can also fast-track your course to complete it in one year.


How should I pick my A-level subjects?

If you’re planning on going on to a degree, your chosen university will usually publish their entry requirements for each course on their website. See how these subjects feel and decide if you would enjoy them as they will form much of the base knowledge for your degree.

If you’re not entirely sure what to study, there are some standard subjects that many students choose to help them secure a place at a prestigious university, such as one of the ‘Russell Group’ universities. These courses are known as the ‘facilitating courses’ and include: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Literature, Geography, History, Maths, Further Maths, Modern Languages and Classical Languages.

Generally speaking, taking two facilitating subjects will allow you to keep your options fairly open.