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Studying A Levels at Middlesbrough College Sixth Form

December 6, 2022
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Here at Middlesbrough College Sixth Form, we offer a variety of different A Level courses whether you are interested in the sciences, humanities, or creative industries, there is something for everyone!

We’ve prepared this blog to help you find out more about studying A Levels here at Middlesbrough College Sixth Form.

What are A levels?

An A Level is a two-year Level 3 course assessed through a mixture of coursework and exams taken at the end of year 2. A Levels are a great way to develop your academic skills to prepare you for University. You can choose up to 3 courses to study over the two-year period.

Where will you study?

Our A Level students are based at MC6, our very own independent Sixth Form which is located right next to the main building and is only a short walk away from the town centre. At MC6 you’ll mix with like-minded students in an independent and supportive environment that will help prepare you for life after College.

What does it take to study A Levels?

To study A Levels at Middlesbrough College Sixth Form you will need to have five GCSEs at grade 4/5 (C) or above. Some subjects may require higher grades so be sure to check the courses and the entry criteria on our website.

Where can A levels take you?

A Levels are a great way to progress onto University and last year 1,300 of our students did just that. Students are supported throughout the UCAS application process with guidance from our tutors and our Russell Group coordinator. Our former students have attended some of the best universities across the UK! You can find out more about our alumni and the destinations they have progressed to by reading our alumni stories:

However, if University is not for you, there are other options for to choose after College, such as degree apprenticeships or employment. Whatever your goals are, we have a team of Careers Advisors on hand to help guide you.

Why choose Middlesbrough College Sixth Form?

We are among the top GFE colleges in the region for A-Levels with a 98% pass rate and almost half achieving A*- B grades!

We are also one of the only Colleges in the region to offer a Mix it up programme which allows you to combine A Levels with vocational courses! This unique programme will vary your learning and broaden your future career opportunities. You can find out more about our Mix it up programme here:

At Middlesbrough College we also offer the best student perks including FREE* travel, free loan laptop scheme, and FREE* College meals. This is to ensure that all our students have the necessary means to achieve success. Find out more about our amazing student perks here:

Whilst academic development is a priority at Middlesbrough College, so is personal development. We understand that you come to College for more than just a qualification so that’s why we offer a huge range of activities for you to join alongside your studies! Here at MC6 you’ll have the chance to join our Sports Academies, the enrichment programme, and the Student Union!

Come along to our next Open Event to discover more about MC6! It’s your chance to meet tutors, tour our facilities and get all your questions answered. Plus you can apply for A Levels and finalise your subject choices with us at enrolment! Pre-register your place: