Take your academic learning to the next level.
A Level qualifications are all about taking your knowledge and understanding from your GCSEs to the next level. You have the option to study three different A Level subjects over the course of two years. As a nationally and internationally recognised qualification, A Levels will help you achieve your career aspirations both in the UK and abroad.
Our A Level students have a track record of progressing on to university, with a number of them going on to study at Oxford, Cambridge and other leading Russell Group Universities.
Traditionally, A Levels have been designed to prepare you for university. Each A Level will increase your subject knowledge, improve your analytical, research and independent study skills. In addition to this, we teach A Levels at Hampshire’s new A Level Centre of Excellence, giving you a campus feel similar to what you can expect at university.
If you’re interested in A Levels but aren’t sure about whether university is the right pathway for you – don’t worry. The skills you learn when studying A Levels are highly transferable. Good A Level grades are well received by employers as well as Degree Level Apprenticeship providers, giving you plenty of options to choose from.
There is no right or wrong way to learn! If you perform well in exams, are keen to develop your academic skills and want the option to study three different subjects, then A Levels are the right option for you. If you’re not sure and want some information on the different types of study you can view our guide to A Levels, Vocational Courses and Apprenticeships.
With nearly 40 different A Levels at HSDC, you might find it hard to pick! One of the good things about A Levels is that you don’t have to take subjects you don’t enjoy. You get to pick three subjects that you’re good at, interested in, and will help you progress onto the career or university course you want.
If you know what you’re interested in studying at university it helps to be prepared. Certain university courses will ask for specific A Level subjects, so look up the entry requirements and check whether your choices match up.
If you haven’t studied something before, or just want to find out more about the subject our website, prospectus and open evening events are a great way to find out more about what you’ll learn on the course. We also have a range of masterclasses and taster days available through most local schools, so speak to your teacher if you’re interested in finding out more about a specific subject.
As well as our comprehensive range of A Levels we also offer subsidiary diplomas. A subsidiary diploma can be studied in place of one of your A Levels and are a great way to learn work-based industry skills whilst gaining UCAS points. They are equivalent to one A Level and great for those wishing to progress to employment or higher education.
Subsidiary diplomas available include: