AS Levels and A Levels are ideal if you enjoyed your GCSEs and are ready to move up to the next level. Most students choose four subjects in the first year and then continue with three or four subjects into the second year. There are exams and coursework throughout the two year full time course. Exeter College offers over 40 AS and A Level subjects in traditional GCSE subjects like Maths, Biology, English and History as well as new subjects like Psychology, Law and Film Studies.
Please note, A Levels are currently subject to a Government review – please keep checking the website for up to date information.
There are some costs associated with studying on our A Level programmes, for materials and resources. Please click here to read more about our resource fees.
Thinking of progressing to one of the Russell Group Universities?
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the Russell Group website to view their 'Informed Choices' guide to help you
choose the right A Levels.
Any A Level subject can be combined, though we will advise you if we think the combination you choose may make it difficult for you to succeed. A Levels can also be studied alongside a BTEC Level 3 Certificate.
Level 3 students will find out about our Flying Start assignments at enrolment. These are short pieces of introductory work to help students get a feel for their new subjects and the type of work expected in their first year.
The Extended Project
The Extended Project (or EP) is a unique opportunity for you to pursue an area of study you are particularly interested in or passionate about. You will develop your independent study skills through a combination of workshops, one to one support and the eventual completion of a written dissertation or artefact. Not only this, but the EP is equivalent to an AS qualification and is awarded up to 70 UCAS points for an A* which can provide additional support to personal statements and university applications. The course is aimed at first year A Level students or AS Level students progressing on to A Level studies.
We were awarded Centre of Excellence status for the Extended Project after one year! In 2014, 72% of students gained high grades in their Extended Project, with 32 out of the 85 students who did the project achieving A*.
"Deciding to do the Extended Project was a fantastic decision for me as it enabled me to research something which I had an interest in but was outside the material of my normal subjects. Also in choosing a topic relevant to my degree I was able to attain a lower grade offer from my first choice university. I greatly enjoyed the entire process and would recommend the Extended Project to anyone!."
Hollie, Second year A Level Student