Middlesbrough College is proud to have a 99% overall pass rate for A Levels, with 83% of our students achieving high grades!

In a nutshell

A Levels are two year, linear courses which allow you to keep your options open, with focused study of three or four subjects.

Are they for me?

They are a good option for academic students looking to progress to university study. We have a great selection of A Levels to choose from in our specialist sixth form centre, MC6. Unlike school sixth forms, we offer an independent learning environment which allows you to get set for university life or employment. We are pleased to have achieved a 99% overall A Level pass rate in 2021. With our combined vocational and A Level offer, you can also study a BTEC alongside certain A Levels at Middlesbrough College. 

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Combine two A Levels with a BTEC

We can offer you the opportunity to study an A Level alongside an applied academic or vocational qualification! This combined programme will allow you to keep your options open by gaining additional qualifications and broadening your future career opportunities! Students can study 2 A Levels and 1 Vocational qualification or 1 A Level and 2 Vocational qualifications.

All subjects are taught within Middlesbrough College Sixth Form by specialist A Level tutors.

Our Mix it Up Programme will allow you to keep your options open by gaining additional qualifications and broadening your future career opportunities.

Reasons to mix it up:

  • You can learn practical skills which are prized by employers through a more vocational course and you can also gain an excellent foundation for further academic study by studying an A Level
  • It will make your University or job application stand out
  • It’s not all about exams! You will be assessed in a variety of assessment styles

  • A Levels are academic based courses that are usually assessed through examinations at the end of your two years of study
  • They are very well regarded by universities and employers
  • They take two years to complete and also lead to UCAS points

  • Cambridge Technicals and BTECs are more vocationally orientated qualifications and are assessed primarily through coursework
  • These are one or two year courses that allow you to gain the knowledge and skills needed in a specific career area
  • These courses are ideal if you enjoy learning in a practical and work-related way
  • Practical assignments make up most of the assessments and lead to UCAS points for university applications

How it works

Typically students pick a combination of three subjects. 

Tell us your subject preferences at your College interview.


Choose up to 2 A Levels from the list:

Art, Craft & Design, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language, English Literature, Film Studies, Further Maths, Geography, Geology, History, Law, Mathematics, Media Studies, Photography, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies with Philosophy and Ethics and Sociology


Applied/vocational qualifications:

Applied Criminology, Applied Business, Applied Law, IT, Human Biology, Applied Psychology, Health and Social Care, Performing Arts (Acting), Engineering or Sport.

Travel and Tourism – 2 A Level equivalent

Take a tour of our dedicated sixth form centre!