Higher Education and Careers

Where can A Levels lead?

A Levels are one of the main routes into Higher Education, but they’re also useful if you want to go straight into a job.

UCAS points

Normally, to take a Higher Education course you will need at least two full A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualification. If you’re applying to university or college, A and AS Levels earn the following points in the 'UCAS Tariff':

Grade A Level AS Level

Parental Support

Parents play a vital role in supporting students and are invited to meet personal tutors to talk about their progress. Parents’ evenings and regular written reports ensure that you can have confidence that student learning and progression is top of the agenda.

Careers Guidance

At Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College, each individual's learning and development is of paramount importance to us and we take pride in offering the highest level of support and guidance. The College’s Learner Services team has been accredited with the Matrix standard which recognises excellence in delivering information, advice and guidance on learning and work. Our team of dedicated student advisors and transition tutors are there to help with any questions or concerns as well as offering careers guidance to keep students up-to-date with opportunities for the future and how to get there.

Business Ambassadors and the Queen Alexandra Scholarship Programme

Queen Alexandra works with a group of influential business ambassadors who can offer students work placement or internship opportunities. The College is committed to ensuring that students gain work-ready skills and have every opportunity to get involved in real business projects and competitions to enhance their personal statement or CV.

Further information

A Level Requirements for Degrees

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