A Levels

Get the UCAS points you need to apply for university with our exciting range of A Levels.

A Levels are still the most popular route to get into university in the UK

We do not currently offer A Levels at our Banbury campus, but our City of Oxford College, just a short train ride away, offers a variety of courses to get you into your desired profession or university course.

Our full-time A Level programmes (three subjects) typically include four hours of teaching per subject per week, plus tutorial and independent study time. Most courses include examinations and coursework assessment.

You’ll study in a dedicated sixth form centre and develop independent study skills, supported by specialist teachers and advice from our Activate Careers team, who will make your UCAS application stand out from the crowd.

Why Activate Learning?

Last year our students went on to study at 11 of the 24 Russell Group universities, including the University of Oxford and King's College London.

We have close links with leading universities, including Southampton Solent, Reading, Oxford Brookes, Warwick, Newcastle, and King’s College, London.

We believe in developing the whole person. You will be encouraged to expand your skills with additional activities, such as joining the Learner Voice network, taking on summer internships and participating on student trips. We will help your UCAS application be as strong as possible, so that you can impress university admissions teams, as an academically-able, well-rounded, independent individual.

Industry partnerships

A Level students at Activate Learning benefit from our links with leading universities, such as the University of Reading, Oxford Brookes University, the University of Winchester and Southampton Solent University

In autumn each year, second year A Level students take part in UCAS Takeover Week, attending workshops run by universities on subjects such as personal statements and student finance. Each college also has a higher education fair, with over 40 university exhibitors on campus.

In addition to university links, employers such as Penningtons Manches, a leading law firm, provide legal masterclasses for A Level students.

Key programme features

  • Valued by employers and universities
  • Studying A levels can be a good way of keeping your options open
  • Study in a dedicated sixth form centre
  • Most courses include examinations and coursework
  • Supportive environment with close links to universities and employers
  • Study three A Levels over two years
Search our A Level programmes at City of Oxford College

Industry partnerships

Saffron, A Levels I really enjoy coming to college, it’s so different to school and the staff are really supportive and encouraging which helps to build our confidence in our abilities.