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Collingham College offers the following A Level courses:

  • New linear AS & A Level
  • Legacy A2
  • One-year legacy AS & A2
  • Retake classes for legacy AS and A2

We offer a wide choice of subjects so that all students can follow courses which express their personal talents and interests, as well as preparing them for the future. There is no restriction on subject combinations. The majority of Collingham students follow a two-year course for A Level. Three to four subjects are studied in the first year, with most students going on to take three A Levels in the second year. From the very start of the course, emphasis is put on developing the necessary analytical and writing skills. One-year courses are also available. 

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We offer a wide choice of subjects so that all students can follow courses which express their personal talents and interests, as well as preparing them for the future. There is no restriction on subject combinations. The majority of Collingham students follow a two-year course for A Level. Four AS Levels are taken in the first year, with most students going on to take three A Levels in the second year. From the very start of the course, emphasis is put on developing the necessary analytical and writing skills. One-year courses are also available.

  1. Students who are starting the new AS course, leading to A Level in September 2016, will be taught the AS year (Year 1). At the end of the AS course, they will sit the AS examination. Then they can choose:
  2. either to stop and gain an AS qualification from sitting two papers or;
  3. continue with the A Level course of study (Year 2).

Exams

To gain an AS qualification they need to sit Paper 1 and 2 at the end of the Year 1.

To gain the A Level qualification they will need to sit the 3 papers which constitute the A Level qualification at the end of their second year. This means that students would sit five exams in total within 2 years.

Please note: With the linear process there is no ‘cashing in’ of grades. Students taking an AS examination will get an AS grade and qualification. If they subsequently decide to take the A Level exam they will retain their AS grade because it is a standalone qualification.

Retakes

To obtain an AS or A Level qualification students must sit all of the papers that comprise that qualification. Should they be unhappy with their AS or A Level grade they may re-enter the following series but will be required to take Paper 1 and 2 for AS and Papers, 1, 2 and 3 for an A Level qualification. They cannot re-enter one paper in isolation.

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