Study an A Level from home

With distance learning A Levels, it's never been easier to study for the qualifications you need.

With distance learning A Levels, it’s never too late to study for the qualifications you want and need.

Whether you are looking to study your A Levels online, from home or at work, we have the perfect course to suit you.

A Levels are widely recognised by employers and allow you to explore subjects in real depth, so that you can explore further into subjects that interest you.

A Levels add significant value to your CV. Whether you need them to progress on to further education such as university, or you need them to progress in your career, A Levels can really help accelerate your plans.

With Open Study College, you can study exactly the same course as someone in a traditional college, but with the flexibility and benefits of home learning.

Our A Levels use the latest syllabuses from all three of the UK’s official A level awarding bodies, AQA, Edexcel and OCR. We are careful to select the syllabus for each subject that best suits home study. That way, you can feel confident you are receiving the best possible course for your needs.

We have a 94% pass rate** with our A Levels. You can find out more about how studying your A Levels via distance learning works, and the benefits below.

Studying A Levels around your schedule

Studying your A Levels through distance learning at Open Study College is a more flexible way of achieving your goals without the commitment of attending college.

Not everyone is the same and actually attending college or sixth form is not for everyone…

Perhaps you are a full time carer for a family member or friend. Maybe you have a full time job. Or possibly you don’t work well in stressful environments.

Whatever your situation or background, our distance learning approach means that you can study your A Levels at your own pace, in your own environment. As long as you have your course materials and access to emails, you will be able to study your fully recognised A Level course.

There’s no need to wait until September to start your A Levels. You can enrol with Open Study College at any time of year.

Studying from home means you can work towards your A Levels flexibly to suit your lifestyle, keeping your motivation high and eliminating any barriers.

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    We offer 20 different A Level subjects, from English and Maths, to Politics and Psychology!

    What are A Levels?

    • A Levels are level 3 qualifications typically offered at colleges and sixth forms
    • Recognised and valued all around the world by all universities and employers
    • Each A Level is worth up to 56 UCAS points, allowing entry to UK universities and higher education colleges

    Trusted qualifications

    The A Levels that we offer are fully accredited by one of three major awarding UK bodies, just the same as in any sixth form or college.

    • AQA awards more than half of all A Levels nationally
    • Edexcel is the largest UK awarding body
    • OCR is Europe’s largest assessment agency

    The syllabus for each subject is chosen carefully to ensure that our A Levels are as well-suited to distance learning as possible.

    Expert tutor support

    All our tutors are highly qualified, with proven expertise in their subjects. So, you are guaranteed expert support in the subject you are studying.

    They will offer you one-to-one academic support by email and will help you with any questions you have about your studies.

    We also have a dedicated Learner Services team for you to call in case of non-subject-related queries. If there’s anything that you need, there will always be someone willing to help you.

    High-quality course materials

    Depending on how you choose to study your A Levels, you will either receive access to online course materials, or a printed study pack which is delivered to you.

    Both of these study methods are designed to cover all course content in a clear, manageable chapters, with learning activities to record your progress. Find out more on our FAQs page.

    Examinations and practicals

    With all our A Level courses, we give you the option to have your exams and practicals (where applicable) included in the cost of the course. We will book these for you, all you need to do is let us know when you are ready to take your exams!

    If you would prefer the freedom of booking the exams yourself, we also offer courses without the exams.

    Thinking of going to university?

    A Levels are assessed mainly through examinations, and in some cases, coursework and/or practicals too, which are then combined to give a final grade. If you are planning to go on to higher education, this grade can then be translated into Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) points. You will be awarded up to 56 points per A Level which can then be added together to reach the total number of UCAS points required by your chosen university.

    To help you achieve the best possible grade, our courses include carefully-devised learning activities, as well as a number of tutor-marked assignments, so you get detailed feedback to help you fine-tune your technique before you take the exam. Your assignments can also help your personal tutor to provide you with a predicted grade, where this is required for your university application.

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