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A Levels are a fantastic option if you enjoy studying a range of subjects through formal lectures, class activities, assessments and problem solving. Truro and Penwith College is one of the top-rated providers of this Level 3 qualification nationally and has 39 A Levels to choose from.

Why Choose A Levels?

A Levels are a great way of focussing your studies on subject areas that you particularly enjoy, while also keeping your options open after GCSEs. They provide you with the experience, academic qualifications and study skills to progress onto a range of pathways. University-level study is a common destination.

Modern study facilities are available at both Truro and Penwith College and successful students use these effectively, especially in study periods between timetabled lectures. Our Learning Resource Centres allow students to research and carry out work independently or with the assistance of knowledgeable support staff.

To broaden your development, there are various qualification and enrichment activities to enrol on including our range of sport and academic academies, extended certificate qualifications and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

Click above to watch our film about studying A Levels at Truro and Penwith College and what to expect from your course.


100% pass rate in 41 A Level subjects including Electronics, Spanish, Politics, Economics, Medieval History and Further Maths.


240 Russell Group acceptances. 15% above the national average for students securing Russell Group offers.

A & A*

A & A* A Level grades 8% above the national average. We beat national averages year-on-year for high grades on A Level, Extended Diploma and T Level courses.


929 students secured their chosen university place. Our university offer rate was a massive 15% above the national average.

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A Levels are great, very content heavy but really enjoyable. Studying at College is a nice bridge between school and university.

Kate - A Level English, philosophy of religion and history

how long are they?

A Level study takes place over two years.

what do I need?

Five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above in appropriate subjects, to include English Language or Literature and/or Maths at Grade 5 or above and with specific relevant subjects related to your A Level choices at Grade 6 or above.

What will I do?

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.

We strongly encourage a broad programme for A Level students. Most subject specifications are assessed by examination but some include coursework assessment. All A Levels at the College will be delivered in the new linear format with no qualification at the end of year one. Academic assessment for Linear A Levels will take place at the end of two years of study. Students must study a minimum of three A Levels.

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A Level Spanish

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A Level Media Studies

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A Level Mathematics (Further)

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A Level Geography

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our stories

Jess’s Story

Jess secured a place to study her dream degree at University of Gloucestershire with the help of Truro and Penwith College helping her go further.
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Kit’s Story

Kit was able to go further at Penwith College by being a part of the Oxbridge Support Programme and is now studying at the prestigious University of Oxford.
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Poppy’s Story

Poppy is able to go further during her time at Truro College by being a part of the brand-new Accelerate Programme, which aids academically minded STEM students into highly competitive HE and University places.
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Henry’s Story

Unlike most students, Henry has had to make changes to his everyday life in order to get the education he wanted, enabling him to go further.
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Attending an Open Event is a great opportunity to explore the campus, see our specialist facilities and speak to our teaching staff.

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The College gives you more freedom, which I believe creates a better learning environment.

Una - A Level Chemistry, Biology and Fine Art

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