A Level Courses

Choose from our range of fantastic A levels

Studying A Levels Full-time

  • Students choose either:

    • 3 subjects from our full-time A Levels;
    • 2 subjects from our full-time A levels and 1 vocational diploma.
  • In year one students study at AS Level and in year two students study at A2 Level.

  • To progress to A2 study for any subject, you must achieve grade D or above at AS Level.

  • You will need at least 5 GCSEs grade C / grade 4 or above, including English Language and Mathematics. Some A Level subjects have more specific entry requirements – at least grade B / grade 6 or above in English Language and Mathematics (a high grade 5 may be considered) – as indicated on the individual course pages.

  • Unsure which subjects to choose? Don’t worry! You can try out your chosen subjects during the first three weeks of term before committing to your final choices.

  • A Level qualifications are changing in response to the government’s guidelines for A Level reform. We now offer a selection of A Levels assessed by examination at the end of two years of study.

  • 50% of our A Levels still offer AS and A2 options: An AS Level is half a full A Level; the second part of the A Level is called A2.

  • AS and A2 each make up 50% of the full A Level.

Full-time A Levels

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Vocational Diplomas

Want to combine academic and vocational study? Create your own tailored study programme from a choice of one vocational diploma and two A levels.

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Our Staff & Students

“I taught for four years at the Royal Canadian Institute of International Studies in Canada, and in Japan as an Assistant English Language Teacher.”

Tony Barrett
Tony BarrettLecturer, A Level History

“I have a particular interest in the study of Spanish cinema and feminist film theory, and I also enjoy researching and visiting art house cinemas.”

Sarah Downing
Sarah DowningLecturer, A Level Media

“Both my parents are artistic and they love to write poetry. Studying at Stratford-upon-Avon College has exposed me to all kinds of great literary works from which I’ve been able to take inspiration. It’s been such a great place of discovery.”

Lydia Mealing
Lydia MealingA Level Student

“My lecturers are always very helpful and enthusiastic about the work they are teaching us. I am very thankful to Stratford-upon-Avon College for taking a chance with me and being a college who accepts that students aren’t just a number, but are human beings.”

Sophie Milligan
Sophie MilliganA Level Student

“I’m lucky to have had a varied career which has included working as a writer of Film and Television Theory where I am a specialist in Contemporary Horror and Science Fiction.”

James Rose
James RoseLecturer, A Level Media & Film

“I was lucky enough to study A Level Accounting at SUAC. It opened so many opportunities for me, and the proactive, one-to-one support from my teachers gave me the confidence to strive for my career goals.”

Rebekah Taitt
Rebekah TaittA Level Student