York College

About the Course

Long seen as the gold standard of the English Education system, A Levels are accepted by all UK universities and remain the qualification of choice for the majority of British students wishing to progress to higher education. By studying our International A Level Programme you will choose from over 40 A Level subjects taught at the College and be given extra tuition in English language, British Culture and general study skills.

York College’s A Level results speak for themselves. Here are some headlines:

  • York College has the highest A Level scores in the UK for general Further Education colleges
  • 99.4% = Overall pass rate
  • 78% = Grades A*- C
  • 19 years = Consecutive improvement in results

By studying with us, you are studying with the best. This course is ideal for independent and academically able students. The majority of classes will be taught in mixed groups containing both local and overseas students. The sky is the limit for successful students. Recent destinations for York College students include Oxford, Cambridge, York, Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh, London, Leeds and more.

Entry Requirements and Practical Details

  • Aged 16 years or more on the day the course starts
  • IELTS 6.0 with at least 5.5 in all areas.
  • Good High School grades. Guidance for specific countries is available here
  • Course duration: Two years – September year one to July year two
  • Next start date: September 2016
  • Course Cost: £TBC

Course Structure

If you choose the full International A Level Programme you will study three or four A Levels over two years. You will do this in regular classes with local students. However, we also recognise that International Students have unique needs and require extra support in certain areas. In recognition of this our course also includes English Language, British Culture and study skills.

The choice of A Level subjects offered by the college is very wide, a full list is available here.

Typical Weekly Timetable.

More information on A Levels is available from our A Level Faculty.

Assessment and Qualifications

A Levels are assessed by external examination boards and result in the award of a formal A Level qualification. These qualifications are recognised by all universities in the UK and remain the qualification of choice for the majority of people applying to undergraduate courses. Typically students will complete three or four A Levels.

In addition, some students may also choose to study for the IELTS English language assessment. This is widely recognised by UK universities and internationally.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.

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