- Entry Requirements
Entry RequirementsAge:Usually 16 years for the two-year programme. 17 years for the 18-month and 18+ for the one-year intensive programme.Start date:September for the one year and two-year courses. January for the 18-month programme.Ideal For:UK and international students who wish to progress to higher education.Entry requirements:5 GCSEs (grade B is required in subjects that are going to be studied at A Level) or equivalent. International students must produce evidence of High School study and qualifications.Language Requirements:IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent), IELTS 6.0 and 6.5 for the intensive study programmes.
- Subject Choices
Subject ChoicesA Levels are the traditional route into the very best universities, providing in-depth preparation for degree study within higher education. Furthermore, they have international recognition. The majority of our students join the two-year programme and, with 19 subjects to select from and no timetabling restrictions, students really can create the right pathway for their own future.
Subjects can be chosen from the following:Please note the January 18-month A Level programme and the one year intensive A Level programme currently offer the following subjects only: Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Maths, Further Maths and Physics. (Additional subjects may be added dependent on on demand. Please contact the Admissions Department directly for more information.)
Typically, students take four subjects in the first year and, depending on AS results, will continue with either three or four of those subjects into their second year. In certain circumstances, students can also choose to add a different AS subject in year two. In the first year, international students have the opportunity to take the Cambridge First Certificate in English and, in their A2 year, the IELTS examination.
The 18-month course is aimed at international students who have completed High School in their own countries in December and do not want to wait until September to commence study at Bosworth. This course is intensive over the first two terms, January – June, and students must have the appropriate language skills, as well as the academic background, to cope with the pace of study.Please be aware that fewer subjects are available in January and many students will study three subjects at AS level and then add a fourth subject from September, due to the number of lessons per subject on their timetable.
We only accept exceptional applicants onto the one-year intensive or the 18-month A Level programmes.
Those on the one-year intensive A Level will have studied to A Level standard (or equivalent) previously and they will have prior knowledge of their subjects. On the one-year course students usually study three subjects to A2 and one subject to AS. International students must hold an IELTS 6.5 certificate, or equivalent.
All students studying A Levels need to achieve at least a D grade in three AS examinations in order to progress to A2.
- Sample TimetableFrom this timetable example you will see the student is studying four A Level subjects, but also included in their weekly timetable is an enrichment activity, a Personal Tutor session and supervised study hall sessions.We ensure the students have a full and varied timetable that will allow them, not only to achieve academically, but also to develop other interests. A2 and Foundation students have free time on their timetable allowing for independent study, however these privileges may be withdrawn should students fall behind with their work.
- Progression to University
Supporting Your Progression to UniversityBosworth holds a University Fair each year in June, when at least 15 representatives from UK universities visit the College to meet with our prospective university students. Students also have the opportunity to visit university open days or fairs.
Please look online at our results section for our most recent A Level results.Here you can also view the students’ degree choices and the universities to which they have progressed. Choosing the right university requires research and an understanding of the many choices available.
With this in mind, we hold regular tutor-led sessions to guide students through the UCAS process and advise them how to add value to their application.
- Oxbridge and Medical/Law School
Oxbridge and Medical/Law School PreparationEach year a number of students with exceptional academic ability will consider applying to the University of Oxford or Cambridge or for Medicine and Law courses. These institutions and degree courses are amongst the most competitive in the world and Bosworth runs a preparation programme that, alongside UCAS guidance, prepares students for the rigours of university selection.Students face intense competition for these places. A Level success alone is not enough and we therefore offer students wider programmes and additional lessons to increase their chances of achieving their goal.This includes exposing them to interview techniques, current affairs and critical thinking. For a comprehensive understanding of this programme, please contact our Admissions Office.