A Levels

A Levels are a great way to prepare for university-level study and we are here to guide you along the way. We will help you towards achieving the grades you need and choosing the university or institution that’s right for you.

You’ll be able to work and complete research in our fantastic Learning Centre. You’ll also meet with your tutor regularly to see how you’re progressing and to help keep your studies well on track.

Our Sixth Form Centre is based at our High Pavement campus in Nottingham City Centre. It is fully equipped with everything you need to succeed in your studies – a dedicated team of lecturers, well equipped classrooms, great facilities and strong links with our neighbour, Nottingham Trent University.

High Pavement is a mature and inspiring environment, where you’ll meet loads of fellow students who’ve also chosen A Levels. So, you’ll find you have lots of support and the opportunity to make new friends.
If you’d like to study in the city, in a supportive environment with excellent links to universities locally and nationally, High Pavement is the place for you.

To study A Levels at High Pavement, you’ll need at least 5 GCSE’s at grades 9-4 (A*-C), although some courses do require at least a grade 6/B in specific subjects. You can find out more about entry requirements for specific courses in our A Level Course Guide.

4 x AS subjects 3 x A Levels

This route is best suited to students who have 6 or more GCSEs grade 9-6 (including English Language and Maths).

In year 1, you would study 4 AS subjects of your choice. In year 2, you will continue 3 onto the full A Level.

3 x A Levels

This route is best suited to students who have 5 or more GCSE grades 9-4 (including English Language and Maths).

Across the 2 years, you would study 3 full A Levels.
You can choose to study Core Maths or the Extended Project alongside the 3 A Levels.

How to Apply

When applying, please select either A Level Programme Level 3 if you have not already achieved any A Levels or A Level Programme Intensive Level 3 if you have already achieved one or more. Once you have selected one of these courses you will be given the option to choose your individual subjects.

Progession ideas for you

There are a number of options for our students after studying A Levels with us. These include:

  • Employment
  • Foundation Degrees
  • Gap Year
  • Higher and Degree Apprenticeships
  • University

Did you know?

  • We have 27 subjects available to study.
  • We have new courses including Spanish & Textiles.
  • The original High Pavement Grammar School was established in 1788 and it wasn't until 1975 that it turned from grammar school into a sixth form centre.
  • You can join the Rugby Academy while studying this course! Find out more here!

University Level courses

Are you looking to study a University Level course? Click here for more information!

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