What are A Levels?
So, first questions what are A-Levels? A level, Short for Advanced Level, typically come after students have completed GCSEs. A levels are usually focus on more academic subjects, compared to vocational qualifications like BTECs and NVQs, which are more practical. There are more than 40 different A-level subjects on offer – some will be subjects that you studied at GCSE and others may be new.
Students typically go onto to do A Levels if they want to go to university or to broaden their educational prospects. A-Levels are highly favoured by universities and valuable to future employees so it is worth considering.
What are Fast track A-Levels?
A Levels are typically done in a 2-year period, in the first-year students complete their AS levels then decide which ones they would like to continue for A Levels. However, students that are academically capable and determined can complete their A levels in just one academic year.
This means that you can be on your way to university or applying for new jobs in half the normal amount of time. With Rochester Independent College students can successfully complete their A- Levels in just one year – getting into the top universities. With priority tutor and individual support and no breaks for holidays, you can progress through the course at your own pace – RIC let’s you take things at your own pace!
From more academic subjects like maths & science to more creative subjects like Media studies – RIC has plenty of subjects to choose from. By completing the course in less time, it means that you can jumpstart your career or education and be where you want to be in significantly less time.
Switching courses on fast track A-Levels
Unsure about initial subject choices for your fast track A Level year? There is no need to worry.
Some students may not be happy with their initial subject choices once the course begins. That is why switching A Levels has been made easier. Students can now switch early in the year. This ensures students are happy with their courses, so they will be more likely to succeed in their studies.
Students choose their A Levels months before starting the course. So, it is easy to understand that once the course starts that sometimes the choices don’t fit with the student. At colleges like Rochester Independent College, students can talk to their tutors and the Sixth Form advisor about their subject choices. This means that students get the advice that they need by working closely with their tutors. Together, they’ll ensure each student can head in the right direction for their future career paths and studies.
International students and fast track A-Levels
Fast-track A-Level courses are also well suited to international students. If they have a good academic background. Additionally, they can be most useful as a gateway into top UK universities. Studying fast-track A Levels can also be used as an alternative to foundation courses at university, therefore making the transition to higher education smoother.
As an additional stepping-stone, English classes are generally available for international students. These help to improve written and verbal English language skills. These will, of course, make it easier to thrive when the student moves on to university.