Higher Education and Careers

Where can A Levels lead?

We have invested heavily in resources to ensure each and every student has the very best when it comes to education.

A Levels are subject-based qualifications that can lead to university, further study, training, or work.

Did you know, Queen Alex has an A Level pass rate of 100% in 2020? If you’re thinking about going to university, the majority of Higher Education courses require specific A Levels (or alternative level 3 qualifications).

UCAS points

Normally, for Higher Education courses, you will need at least two full A Levels or an equivalent Level 3 qualification. If you’re applying to university or college, use the table below to calculate how you’re a Level grades will be converted into UCAS points.

Grade A Level
A*
A
B
C
D
E
56
48
40
32
24
16

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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