Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 2 Year Level 3 Part-Time - Day Bede Campus A-Levels

What’s it all about?

This course is ideal if you have an interest in finding out how businesses are set up and how they function. If you are keen to develop problem solving and critical analysis skills by investigating different business organisations and study an area that will be relevant to you in the future, then this course is perfect for you. It can help you progress onto higher education, gain employment or even to start your own business.

You will need five GCSE's at grade 5-9, including Maths & English Language

Study level Cost
16-18 FREE

Formal assessment is through exams in May/June with regular on-going assessment of assignments and essays throughout the year.

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What’s next?

On successful completion of the qualification you can progress onto Higher Education, studying as an undergraduate with the College or at university. Previous students have gone on to study Business Management, International Business, Marketing, Accounting and Law.

You could also go straight into work in a role in human resources; HR assistant starting salaries are around £19,000 a year. You could work in a marketing role such as a media buyer, digital marketer or in PR.

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Why college is different to school

A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.


College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

Free time

Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

Different environment

College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.

More choice

A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.

More opportunities

You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.

Specialist facilities

A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.

99.1% overall pass rate for A-Levels

(*Summer 2019).

Why choose Sunderland College for A-Levels?

We have a 100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects.

(*Summer 2019)

We offer the widest range of A-Level subjects in the region.

Our teaching staff are A-Level experts and specialise in teaching 16-19 year olds.

Our High Achievers programme supports gifted and talented students to reach their full potential by developing their skills and talents.

We have excellent pastoral and academic support from our dedicated sixth form staff.

We have an extensive enrichment programme and links with universities.