Combine two A Levels with a BTEC 

We are one of the few Colleges in the region to give you the flexibility to study a mix of A Levels alongside a vocational qualification! 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 at your College interview your subject preferences.

Choose up to 2 A Levels from the list:
Art, Craft & Design, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language, English Literature, Film Studies, Geography, Geology, History, Law, Mathematics, Media Studies, Photography, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies with Philosophy and Ethics and Sociology

Choose 1 vocational qualification from the list:
Criminology, Business, Law, IT, Human Biology, Health and Social Care, Performing Arts (Acting), Music Practice, Travel and Tourism, Journalism, Engineering, Construction or Sport