WHO IS THE COURSE DESIGNED FOR?

The intensive courses are designed for students who have studied AS Levels or A-Levels elsewhere, but may not have achieved the grade they need and wish to retake. They are also designed for students who wish to fast track their studies. Students wanting to complete their qualifications in a year will need to demonstrate that they have the academic skills and, especially in sciences, prior knowledge. Evidence of success at GCSE or equivalent is an important pre-requisite.

Students proposing to undertake a one-year A-Level should consider their choice carefully. The natural sciences, for example, involve a considerable amount of material, building on students’ prior knowledge of the subject, whereas most social science subjects can be covered more easily and do not necessarily assume any prior knowledge. As with the two-year course, we prepare students for the board that best suits individual aptitudes.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The intensive course runs from September taking their examinations in June. Students may choose from the whole range of 41 subjects offered at Oxford Tutorial College.

A one-year A-Level course is particularly intensive covering the material for a two-year course in one year. It requires a strict adherence to the precise subject specification. Topics are taught in broad outline, with a subsequent review to check and develop understanding.

HOW STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM THE COURSE

Students will be supported in their subject learning. It is intensive, but we monitor progress carefully to ensure that the students are able to take advantage of the fast-pace of the course.  The college also provides advice, guidance and support for their university choices and applications alongside their tuition from our specialist progressions officer. It is also possible to prepare for university entrance test for UK and non-UK universities (for example UKCAT, BMAT, and SAT). Interview preparation and feedback helps to build confidence for the real interviews.

SUBJECTS AVAILABLE

See our list of subjects here.