A Levels ( 2 Year)
A Levels are the traditional route to British universities. Students select 3 or 4 subjects and study them in depth over two years, sitting exams at the end of the course and earning as many UCAS points as possible to gain entry to the best universities.
At St George’s we offer a range of A Level choices including Business, Economics, Maths, Further Maths and Physics. Other A Levels are available on request.
International scholars undertake English for Academic Purposes(EAP) lessons in preparation for IELTS exams and an A level in their native language (where possible).
In the decision-making process, it is important for scholars to pick subjects that they enjoy and feel that they will be successful in, this should negate the need for any changes to be made mid-term; we thus encourage all prospective scholars to think carefully through their choices before commencing their studies.
Systematic testing through MOCK examinations, past papers and weekend work are high-profile tactics in our A-Level strategy and well-supported by students. As well as day-to-day contact with teachers and the Assistant Director of Studies, all A-Level pupils attend tutorials where they can discuss all aspects of their school life, most notably academic achievement.
During these discussions, pupils are asked to reflect on their learning and set themselves targets for improvement. This reflective approach to learning plays an important role in the social and educational development of pupils at the school.
Hours and information
Number of hours: 9×40 minute lessons per week per subject (6 hours). However students are expected to complete a minimum of 2 hours private study each evening for each subject. Subjects may be taught at St George’s or at the main Buckswood School site.
Maximum class size: 14 International students.
Minimum enrolment age: 17 years old at the start of the course.
Minimum IELTS level: 5.0 overall with no skill less than 4.5. Students who are graded lower than this may be required to join General English or IELTS preparation lessons.
Timetable: Classes run Monday – Friday
09:00 – 10:30
10:45 – 12:15
13:00 – 14:30
14:45 – 16:30
Materials: All course materials required for the course provided by Buckswood St George’s are included in the price. However, charges may occur for materials that are lost or damaged