A Level Courses

Queen Alexandra offers a wide range of AS and A2 courses giving you the independence to learn in a fully supported environment.

Our specialised A Level provision is delivered by a dedicated team of experienced subject experts, offering unrivalled support and guidance, all in an environment where you’ll thrive.

You can pick the subjects that you enjoy and those which fit in with your career plans. Even if you are not sure where you want to go in life, we can help you to broaden your skills and experience to progress to Higher Education at college or university, or to go straight into employment.

You will study three AS Level subjects in your first year (depending on your GCSE grades) and then continue with three A2 Level subjects in your second year to gain full A Level qualifications.

When choosing your A Level subjects, it’s important to make sure that you select the best options for you to secure a good grade as well as choosing subjects that you will enjoy. The College’s Student Advisors will help you to combine the right subjects to get you onto a particular degree course, as well as advice on completing UCAS forms or guidance to get you into your dream career.

All A Levels are now linear in structure, which means that final grades are determined by external examination at the end of the year. As the two qualifications are now stand alone, the AS results do not count towards the final A Level grade.

A-Z list of our A Level Courses Guide to A Levels

We help to create independent learners, which is no more apparent than in the mature attitude and approach our students have demonstrated in achieving such spectacular exam results year after year.

Whilst results are hugely important to us, we never lose focus on developing the individual and support our students to raise their aspirations to achieve their personal best in order to pursue a wide range of exciting courses and employment opportunities


Every student is allocated a Pastoral Tutor who will be there to help with your Personal Learning Plan and keep you on track for success. Tutorials are part of your timetable to ensure that your progress can be tracked and that you are fully supported throughout your course.

Our Pastoral Tutors have knowledge and experience to offer support whilst encouraging you to be independent and self-motivated.

Working with your Pastoral Tutor will help you to manage college work and ensure that your future goals are kept on track through regular one-to-one contact. This helps you to become better equipped to meet future employers’ requirements and be ready to progress onto higher education courses at college or university.

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Seventy-five students helped the North Shields college gain a stunning overall pass rate of 98.6%.

They include Lauren Collins, 18, from Howden, who has won a place at Cambridge University with 3 A* grades in law, psychology and history.

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And Max Ramage, 19, has won a place at Newcastle University after gaining A* in psychology and business and an A in maths.


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