Advanced Level programmes consist of formal lectures, class activities and assessments, set homework and problem solving. For each subject, you will also be required to undertake several hours of independent study both at College and at home. Modern study facilities are available at Truro and Penwith College and successful students use these effectively.
Students who successfully complete the AS Level units in Year 1 may progress to A2 Level in Year 2 where further units are assessed. We strongly encourage a broad programme for A Level students. Most subject specifications will contain a combination of examinations and coursework assessment.
From 2017 all A Levels will be delivered in the new linear format with no qualification at the end of year one. Unlike old modular A Levels, academic assessment for Linear A Levels will take place at the end of two years of study.
A Levels are however, also available as a stand alone one year AS Level qualification. These AS Level qualifications do not lead on to the second year of study and a full A Level qualification.
AS Levels represent the first year of your two-year A Level course, or a one-year stand alone qualification. Students who successfully complete the AS Level units in Year 1 may progress to A2 Level in Year 2 to complete further units. If you do not continue on to the second year, your final outcome will be an AS Level award. Some courses no longer include an AS Level, but are instead one continuous A Level.
The A2 Level of study is reached through successful completion of your first year on the course, resulting in an AS Level. Students progressing through their second year with satisfactory coursework and examination grades will receive an A Level qualification.