A Level Programme

A Two Year programme preparing you for University study

This two-year academic programme is still considered as the Gold Standard; on successful The College will provide you with an internationally recognised qualification, with the critical advantage of preparing you for study at a UK university, or to return to your home country to continue your studies.

Venue: Lansdowne, Bournemouth

Duration: Two years, full time

Start date: September

Course Level: Level 3, Advanced

AS / A Level

Our International students can study up to 4 subjects in the first year (AS Level) and 3 subjects in the second year (A Level).

Entry requirements

Good high school passes and UKVI IELTS 5.5 test score in English Language.

A Level plus English

The Bournemouth and Poole Sixth Form College has developed an A Level Plus English Language programme, offering students the same study opportunities, but with an additional 6 hours per week English Language tuition in the first term in order to improve their English Language skills.

Entry requirements

To join this programme you must be over 16 years of age, have English LanguageIELTS 5.0 taken in an approved UKVI IELTS testing centre, together with good high school passes.

Course structure

The course will be 36 weeks per year excluding College vacations.

Year 1: you will study English for 3 hours per week during the first two terms, together with up to 4 subjects at AS Level.
Year 2: you will study 3 subjects at full A Level.

These A Level subjects are appropriate for International Students:

  • Biology (OCR)
  • Business Studies (AQA)
  • Chemistry (OCR)
  • Computer Science (to be confirmed)
  • Criminology (WJEC)
  • Economics (AQA)
  • English Literature (AQA)
  • English Language and Literature (WJEC)
  • Certificate in Financial Studies (LIBF)
  • Geography (AQA)
  • History (Edexcel)
  • Law (AQA)
  • Mathematics (Edexcel)
  • Media Studies (EDUQAS)
  • Photography (EDUQAS)
  • Physics (AQA)
  • Politics (Edexcel)
  • Psychology (AQA)
  • Religious Studies (OCR)
  • Sociology (OCR)
  • Spanish (Edexcel)

Next step

Progression to a UK University undergraduate programme, or return to your home country.


Please see the Tuition Fees and Term Dates section of this website.

Graduates from The Bournemouth and Poole College have been successful in gaining entry to many leading UK universities including:

  • Bournemouth
  • Bath
  • Brighton
  • Bristol
  • Cambridge
  • Cardiff
  • Durham
  • Exeter
  • Imperial College London
  • Kingston
  • Lancaster
  • Leicester
  • London
  • London School of Economics
  • London South Bank
  • Manchester
  • Nottingham
  • Oxford Brookes
  • Portsmouth
  • Oxford
  • Royal Holloway
  • Sheffield Hallam
  • SOAS London
  • Southampton
  • Sunderland
  • Surrey
  • Warwick
  • West of England
  • York