A Levels at Weston College Sixth Form
Our Sixth Form provides you with the platform to express your individuality and flourish by focusing on the subjects that pique your interest.
A Levels are perfect for students who want to follow routes that include undergraduate degree-level study, degree apprenticeships or a professional career.
Housed in a bespoke campus, our strong Sixth Form community makes the most out of outstanding opportunities such as the unique ‘pathways’ that makes student life stand out at Weston College.
Have you heard about T Levels? T Levels are the new two-year courses equivalent to three A Levels. T Levels are based on the same standards as apprenticeships, designed by employers, and will offer around 1,800 hours of study over two years. This will include a 45-day work placement, so T Levels are more suited to students who know what occupation or industry they want to move into. We offer T Levels in the following subjects: Accounting, Business, Construction, Digital, Engineering, Education and Childcare, Health - find out more here
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Art, A Level
You will have the opportunity to explore exciting traditional and experimental artistic processes and techniques. This covers a wide range of skills including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and 3D, graphics, new media and creative software. You will then be able to specialise in any of these art forms. You will have the opportunity...Click Here
Biology, A Level
You will study the natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms. This programme covers a variety of modules, including foundations in biology, exchange and transport, biodiversity, evolution and disease, and genetics and ecosystems. You will benefit from access to our recently refurbished and well-equipped laboratorie...Click Here
Business, A Level
You will study business in a variety of contexts, such as large and small, local and global, and service and manufacturing businesses. You will learn about business, leadership, management and decision making, marketing, operations, finance and human resources. You will also analyse the strategic position of a business, as well as learning ho...Click Here
Chemistry, A Level
You will study the principles of chemistry and how it relates to real life. You will also develop your practical skills using your second year to build on the foundations created during year one. Practical sessions include the synthesis of common compounds such as aspirin. The programme is made up of the following modules: foundations in chem...Click Here
Computer Science, A Level
You will learn the technical aspects of computer science. This programme has an emphasis on abstract thinking, general problem solving, algorithmic and mathematical reasoning, and scientific and engineering-based thinking. You will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required to progress your learning to a higher level or enter the w...Click Here
Criminology is a qualification which includes elements of psychology, law and sociology. The programme leads to the development of knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system, awareness of the cause and effects of different types of crime. You will also examine theories that explain the behaviours and reasons why people commit c...Click Here
Economics, A Level
You will look at decisions made by organisations and the government, and the impact they have on the economy. You will cover the following topics: exchange rates, unemployment, inflation, national debt, growth, worldwide markets, and energy pricing policies. You will widen your knowledge through the investigative nature of economics, which pr...Click Here
English Language and Literature, A Level
This programme will allow you to explore many examples of prose along with different readers and audiences. You will do your own writing and study literary texts, including Shakespeare. Group discussion forms a large part of this programme, and you will have plenty of scope for your own creative work. You will also explore how writers adapt ...Click Here
English Literature, A Level
You will explore a wide range of prose, drama and poetry - from Shakespeare to contemporary literature - alongside literary theory. In the first year, you will focus on tragedies, while the second year will allow you to explore your own independent research as well as focus on a further genre, such as gothic writing. Group discussions form a ...Click Here
Fashion and Textiles Design, A Level
This subject will offer an exciting opportunity to embrace textile art, textile design and elements of fashion looking at the design industry from an artist’s perspective. It will introduce you to the contemporary approach of the industry and encourage you to flourish as a potential textile designer, looking at a variety of techniques. You ...Click Here
French, A Level
You will develop confident, effective communication skills in French and a thorough understanding of the culture of countries and communities where French is native. You will be given the opportunity to go on our popular trip to Marseille to put your learning into practice and learn about French culture. Study subjects include understanding n...Click Here
Further Mathematics, A Level
On the first year of this programme you will study A Level maths before progressing to further mathematics in the second. Not only will you learn mathematical processes, which will enable you to work in high-level industries such as engineering, sciences, finance and computing, but you will learn how to spot and solve more complex real-life p...Click Here
Geography, A Level
This programme covers many key elements of geography including tectonic processes and hazards, coastal landscapes and change, globalisation, regenerating places, the water cycle and water insecurity, the carbon cycle, and energy security and superpowers. You will also develop your fieldwork skills – with a choice of investigating coastal ma...Click Here
History, A Level
This programme gives you the opportunity to study aspects of early modern, British modern and American modern history. Units include Britain transformed, focusing on the change in politics, the welfare state and the impact of Thatcher’s governments; the USA 1920-55, focusing on the economic boom and crash, and subsequent impact of WW2; and �...Click Here
IT Practitioners, BTEC Certificate and Subsidiary Diploma
This programme will improve your knowledge and practical skills in IT, considering IT systems, social media in business, data modelling, information management and website development. You will find out how computer systems work and learn to utilise different applications. Assignments are based on workplace situations, so you will get an insi...Click Here
Law, A Level
This programme will develop your understanding of the legal system, covering aspects of criminal law, tort (negligence), and contract law. You will also learn how and why laws are created, with consideration of justice, morality and the power of judges to make laws. You will have the opportunity to witness the law in action by visiting local ...Click Here
Mathematics, A Level
This programme will add depth to your GCSE knowledge. Not only will you learn mathematical processes, which will enable you to work in high-level industries (such as engineering, sciences, finance and computing), but you will learn how to spot and solve more complex real-life problems with confidence. The core units of the programme look at n...Click Here
Media, A Level
On this programme you will study how the media plays a central role in contemporary culture, society and politics. In your first year, you will study advertising, news online, the film industry and music videos. In your second year, you will study television in the global age, magazines, media in the digital age and video games. You will be e...Click Here
Photography, A Level
You will experience a range of photographic approaches and skills including digital and analogue camera work, Adobe programmes, studio-based work and darkroom. You will investigate a range of experimental artistic styles and grow your skillset as a photographer through varied subject matter. You will be expected to do a large amount of work i...Click Here
Physics, A Level
You will study and learn about various aspects of matter and energy, with the theory content divided into six modules. Year one covers mechanics, electricity and waves. You will also be introduced to some new areas of physics including particle physics and quantum physics. In the second year you will cover fields and further mechanics, nuclea...Click Here
Politics, A Level
This programme will increase your awareness of political processes and give you an insight into the institutions that make our country, and the rest of the world, work. You will start by studying the UK’s political system, eventually moving on to the issues surrounding politics in the US. This will develop your understanding of both systems...Click Here
Psychology, A Level
You will find out about a variety of psychological approaches including biological, positive and psychodynamic and how they relate to each other. You will also study key pieces of research and debates covering a variety of perspectives and topics such as criminal behaviour. This programme also covers how psychological data is collected (thro...Click Here
Sociology, A Level
This programme teaches you to understand the five main sociological perspectives and apply these ideas to the academic study of society. The main topics covered on this A Level include culture, socialisation and identity, research methods, globalisation and beliefs. A key feature of the social sciences is the application of subjective ideas. ...Click Here
Sport and Exercise Science, BTEC Certificate and Extended Certificate
This programme is equivalent to one A Level and is therefore designed to be studied alongside two other A Levels. The programme covers a variety of topics around the active leisure, sport and fitness industry. Year one covers anatomy and physiology, working in the sports industry and fitness training. Year two will include study of specialists...Click Here
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Based at Loxton Campus, Loxton Road, the Sixth Form is a bespoke building designed to feel more like a university, preparing you for future study. The facilities include:
- Modern learning environment for 16 to 19-year-olds
- Student common room and independent study areas
- Fast, free and secure WiFi connection
- Specialised software packages for individual subjects
- A well-resourced library including e-resources and laptop loan service
- Access to a large number of PCs and Macs
- Subject-specific classrooms, such as fully equipped science labs
- Access to sports facilities and a gym.
Occupations related to A Levels
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Financial managers and directors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate financial information and advise on company financial policy.
Employment in region: 7,694 positions
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Employment in region: 1,710 positions
Chemical scientists analyse and research physical aspects of chemical structure and change within substances and develop chemical techniques used in the manufacture or modification of natural substances and processed products.
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What our students say
Rosie Graham-Hicks, A Levels
"College is a time to dream and what makes Weston College different is that they help you every step of the way to reach those dreams"
Former school: Clevedon School
Studied: Business, Sociology, Psychology
What next? Studying Human and Social Sciences at Cardiff University