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.
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.
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.
Extended Certificates and Diplomas are qualifications that are equivalent to one A Level can be studied with A Levels.