If you are passionate about going to university and are academically minded then A Levels are the traditional route to achieving your career aspirations.

Choosing to study A Levels allows you to keep your options open, with focused study of three or four subjects across two years. You’ll be based in MC6, our modern A Level Centre which boasts a vibrant, independent environment, and helps bridge the gap between school and university.

View the latest Labour Market Information by sector to see the average salary and projected job growth for your dream career!

Labour Market Information 

Career Choices

Both employers and universities recognise the value in A Levels and they could lead to a variety of career routes. 

Jobs that you could do with A Levels include: 

Chemical Engineering | Journalism | Law | Business Management | Psychology | Teaching | Pharmacy | Biology | Marketing 

Careers after A Levels


Durham University

Kings College London

Newcastle University

Liverpool University

Brunel College London

Why study with us?

  1. All teachers are A Level specialists and only teach Level 3 programmes. MC6 Head of Science, Richard Spencer has won numerous awards, including FE Teacher of the Year, Top 100 UK Scientist and Top Ten Finalist in the Global Teacher Prize
  2. A vast range of subsidised trips are offered for A Level students as part of their studies with previous trips including New York, France and Iceland!
  3. MC6 has a dedicated Academic and Pastoral mentor for specialist 1:1 support and guidance alongside a ‘Russell Group’ coordinator to support high flying students with their applications to university
  4. Studying A Levels at MC6 means you’ll be in a small, self-contained community, whilst still getting all the benefits of being a student at Middlesbrough College, including access to the college gym, salons and sports academies
  5. We are one of the few Colleges in the region to give you the flexibility to study a mix of A Levels alongside one or more vocational qualifications through our Mix it Up Programme
Lourdes Maigua Medrano holding their results
The support I’ve received from Middlesbrough College, and the fact that they really focus on you as an individual, has made such a difference. The hard work has all paid off, and I can’t wait to start at Oxford this autumn!
Success stories
Joel Pitchers and Alexander Fothergill sitting on a staircase
Our lecturers were fantastic. They had a lot of industry experience, so they helped us to understand the big issues in the sector and learn how to tackle the kinds of problems an engineer would face in the world of work.
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Holly Westgarth-Graham sitting on a table in the street
"I’ve loved studying at MC6, the teachers are so relatable and were always there to support me if ever I needed it."
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Harrison McGrath standing in the street
I really appreciated the fact that Middlesbrough College combines practical, hands-on lessons with individual coaching. Throughout my time at the College, my tutors have provided plenty of support and guidance.
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A student holding their results in the street
I was over the moon to receive 3 A's in my A Levels! I have loved studying at Middlesbrough College and I'm excited about what the future holds.
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Nicole Olagesin standing in the street
I’ve really enjoyed my time at the College and can’t speak highly enough of the teachers and my fellow students.
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Melissa Wright wearing a lab coat in a classroom

The small class sizes at the College mean that you get exactly the support you need to achieve, and each teacher is focused on helping you get to where you want to be.

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Laura Massey
I really enjoyed my time here at College and the mix it up programme allowed me to study a range of subjects with different assessment methods meaning I was submitting assignments throughout the year as well as doing my exams so I felt like there was less pressure.
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Jack Dixon sat at a table in a classroom
My teachers at College are fantastic and are experts in their areas. They always support me and encourage me to do my best. Coming to study here is definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made!
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Liam French sat at a desk in front of a computer

Studying A Levels at MC6 has set me up well for the working world and helped me to gain a place on my graduate scheme as I have gained a host of transferable skills.

I can’t praise Middlesbrough College Sixth Form enough - I made loads of friends and the facilities are outstanding. 

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Diana da Silva de Andrade and Jodie Simmons holding up their results
We just decided we’d rather get out there and gain the experience of running a business instead of going to University. It’s what we both want to do.
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Joshua Trimble holding up his results
They tell you about all of the routes into the industry after college so you don't feel like university is the only option.
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Molly Broughton holding up their results
Jan has been so supportive of me, and even when I thought I couldn’t do something, she believed in me and encouraged me to go for it.
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James Mallyon standing in the PEN area
The support I got from Doc Spencer was fantastic. Doc is known as the dancing teacher because he introduces a lot of fun aspects to the class which really help you get to grips with harder concepts.
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