Study A Levels at our dedicated Sixth Form Centre, MC6! A Levels are the perfect option if you are academic and have ambitions to progress to University.
Are A Levels for me?
A Levels are two year, linear courses which allow you to keep your options open, with focused study of three or four subjects.
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 98% overall A Level pass rate in 2022.
A Level success stories
If anyone is thinking of studying environmental science with MC6 I would recommend, it’s a really interesting subject to take and the ways we are taught can be really fun and engaging!
MC6 is supporting me with my career ambition and my A Levels and the experiences offered at MC6 are developing my transferrable skills and knowledge that will help me with my applications.
Along with the flexibility of the learning on offer, it’s been a great way to set me up for higher education.
I’m so pleased with my results and can’t wait to get to Durham University and eventually launch a career in statistics,
I’ve already secured a full-time job at banking giant Santander, and I’m eager to get more work experience in Computer Science over the next few months.
I’m interested in topics such as climate change, so studying environmental science was the perfect choice for me as it means I can learn about these topics in more depth.
My experience at the College has been great, my teachers have been so helpful and supportive and I’m feeling confident heading into my final exams.
I’d definitely recommend coming to study here, you get a level of independence that you usually wouldn’t find at more traditional sixth forms.
The careers team here are fabulous and they have helped guide me through the whole application process.
It is definitely the next step up from secondary school in terms of gaining independence and discovering who you are and what you want from your future.
I think it’s important to give yourself grace if you make a mistake. It’s not the end of the world and you can always try again.
Mix it up with a Vocational Course
Our Mix It Up programme offers students the opportunity to broaden their future career opportunities by studying a Vocational Course alongside A Levels.
Students can combine 2 A Levels and 1 Vocational qualification, or 1 A Level and 2 Vocational qualifications (with one option an Applied subject), to create a solid foundation for further academic study.
Some of our Vocational Courses require a combination of specific A Level subjects to ensure career progression.
Vocational Courses are equivalent to 1 A Level, providing you with qualifications to progress to University. All the subjects are taught within MC6 by our specialist A Level tutors.
How mix it up works
Students pick a combination of 3 subjects; either 2 A Level subjects and 1 Vocational Course, or 1 A Level subject and 2 Vocational Courses (with one option an applied subject).
Take a look at the subject options:
Your study programme
As a Middlesbrough College student, you’ll be signing up to more than just a qualification; you’ll attend a whole study programme designed to give you the skills to succeed.
1. Main study programme
Our study programmes for school leavers are A Levels, T Levels and Vocational Courses. You can choose from a range of subject areas to suit your career goals and interests. We deliver courses across every sector area meaning whatever job you are hoping to progress into; we can help get you there.
2. Work experience
You will have access to a range of work experience activities including work placements, experience of work within the college and work related activities. Employers regularly visit the college to share their insights into the world of work and their industry knowledge. These visits and talks allow you to discuss employment opportunities and identify what skills and attributes employers are looking for when recruiting. Every student is assigned a dedicated Work Placement Co-ordinator who can provide you with support throughout the process, ensuring you get the most of your placement and it fits with your career ambitions.
If you are studying a T Level, you will be expected to complete at least 45 day work placements as part of your course.
3. English and maths
English and maths are essential skills to have for everyday life as well as in the workplace. If you did not achieve a grade 4 (C) or above in maths and English at school, you will be required to study these subjects as either Functional Skills or GCSEs. Maths and English are also embedded into our vocational curriculum so that the skills you learn are relevant to the industry you want to progress into.
4. THRIVE – personal development
These are extensive programmes of activities and events that run alongside your main study programme and support your personal development, preparing you for success in life, learning and work. Sessions include topics to help you stay safe and make the right life choices such as first aid, safeguarding and Prevent training and personal welfare. Thrive focuses on supporting you into Higher Education and/or employment, with sessions including UCAS application support, University talks and visits, progression opportunities and employability skills such as CV writing, interview skills and employer talks.