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A Levels

• Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress! *

• 98.8% pass rate in 2019.

• One of the top performing colleges in the country based on student satisfaction.
(Learner exit survey 2017/18)

A Levels full-time courses

Why choose A Levels at West Notts?

An overall pass rate of 98.8% in 2019 is not the ony reason to study at West Notts...

A Levels your way...

You can choose to study 3-4 A Level subjects or choose to study two A Level subjects and one of the following vocational qualifications:

Vocational qualifications involve a greater proportion of assessments via coursework rather than exams. Students also undertake hands-on learning to boost their employability skills, and broaden future career opportunities.

Alongside your choices, you may also be able to study one of these additional subjects, worth extra UCAS points:

  • The Extended Project Qualification – worth half the UCAS points of an A Level, this is an individual research project on a topic of your choosing and is valued by universities.
  • Maths - Level 3 - an opportunity to develop your maths skills – great alongside A Levels including psychology, geography, business and science/s etc.

Wider learning

In addition we offer many enrichment activities open to all A Level students:

  • The Brilliant Club – working with a PHD student to engage in university-level skills.
  • The Access Project – one-to-one tutorials with industry professionals.
  • Guest speakers – from publishers, to barristers and cosmetic scientists.
  • Day trip and visits – Jaguar Land Rover, Harry Potter Studio’s Tour, European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, etc.
  • University visits – including the East Midlands UCAS exhibition.
  • Oxbridge Medicine and Law Societies – meet students already enjoying university.
  • Personal statement – we’re here to help students achieve a competitive UCAS application.
  • Learner Representative and peer mentor opportunities.
  • Opportunities to join the college's Academy of Sport programme.

Feel supported

Our A Level students will be allocated an individual progress mentor who is there to guide you throughout your studies. As part of this, you’ll have regular one-to-one meetings to track your progress. You’ll also be supported by your tutors, and will take part in group tutorials to learn additional study skills. 

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Why choose West Notts?

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98.8% A Level pass rate in 2019

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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