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A Level courses

Our online A Levels are industry standard qualifications that are the same as those studied in schools and colleges across the country.

Studying an A Level via distance learning puts you in control of your studies, allowing you to learn from home at your own pace. Plus, you’ll have the chance to achieve the UCAS points you need if your dream is to go to university!

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Our online A Levels are industry standard qualifications that are the same as those studied in schools and colleges across the country. Studying an A Level via distance learning puts you in control of your studies, allowing you to learn from home at your own pace. Plus, you’ll have the chance to achieve the UCAS points you need if your dream is to go to university!

What are A Levels?

A Levels, also known as advanced level qualifications, are subject-specific qualifications that allow you to progress to university, work, or further training. Typically studied over two years at post-16 or sixth form level, students choose either three or four A Levels that will aid them in their next steps.

The reason many students choose to study A Levels is because they wish to achieve the UCAS points they need to secure a place on their chosen degree course at their desired university. To find out how many UCAS points your A Level grades will translate to, read our guide on UCAS points here.

How do distance learning A Levels work?

Studying your A Levels via distance learning simply takes location out of studying your course. You are still able to study a fully recognised and accredited qualification without actually having to attend school or college.

You’re in charge of your studies. This means you can study around your life commitments instead of fitting life around your learning. There are no scheduled classes to attend or a timetable to abide by. Our A Level courses are tailored for people who need to fit learning around their existing commitments. Specifically designed to be studied from home, we have made it easy to study around your busy schedule.

Our online A Levels are independently accredited by established examination bodies including AQA, OCR, and Edexcel. Each independent awarding body performs detailed, rigorous checks to ensure our courses meet their high standards.

Distance learning doesn’t mean that you are on your own. Your dedicated, personal tutor is with you throughout your journey to offer unlimited support and advice when you need it. You’ll have full access to our online support and tutor helpdesk and our learner services team is just a phone call away.

A Level packages – exams and assessments

A Levels are assessed primarily through examinations, and in some cases, coursework and/or practical sessions 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, with up to 56 points awarded per A Level.

To help you achieve the best possible grade, our A Levels include learning activities and a number of tutor-marked assignments, providing you with detailed feedback to help you fine-tune your technique before taking your exams. Your assignments can also help your personal tutor to provide you with a predicted grade, where this is required, for your university application.

Where practical assessments form part of your A Level course, we can provide this at our partner centres. There is usually a choice of dates for these hands-on sessions, and they are always scheduled on non-working days. More information is included with the relevant courses on the following pages.

When you enrol with OSC, you can choose to add your exams (and practical assessments where applicable) to your enrolment. If you choose this option, we will take care of booking and paying for your exams for you, allowing you to concentrate on your studies.

A Level grades

Understanding how A Level grades are calculated and what they mean is essential for any student taking these exams.

Our A Level grades guide answers some common questions about A Level grading, including what grades are considered a pass, how many UCAS points an A Level is worth, and how A Level grades are calculated, so take a read to find out all you need to know.

Tutor support

When you study your A Levels with us, you’ll get unlimited, personal tutor support. Your tutor will be on hand to guide you through your course and help with any questions you may have, ensuring you are fully prepared for your examinations. You’ll never be alone. This is just one of the many benefits you’ll get from enrolling with Open Study College.

Want to learn more?

Watch our in-depth video on how you can study A Levels online with Open Study College.

To find out more about the online A Levels we offer at Open Study College, download our A Level prospectus.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, you will study the same course as you would in a school or college, take the same examinations, and get the same recognised A Level qualification. The only difference between studying with us versus a school or college is that our courses are designed to be studied from home at your own pace, and you will receive full tutor support via email.

Yes, in order to achieve your A Level qualification, you must complete the exams required by the course’s exam board. A Level exams take place during the summer exam period which typically falls in May and June each year.

You can choose to add your exams to your enrolment with us, in which case we will book and pay for your exams for you when you are ready. Alternatively, if you choose the course only option, you will be responsible for booking and paying for your exams which can be done directly with your local exam centre.

You can start studying at any time, there’s no waiting around for term to begin. Once you receive your course materials, you can start studying straight away! And remember to introduce yourself to your tutor when you get started too so that they know you’ve made a start with your course.

Absolutely! We have students of all ages studying A Levels with us, with students in their teens right through to their nineties! We believe education should be accessible to anyone and everyone, regardless of their age.

The study method you choose depends on your personal learning style. Your options are:

  • Study pack: if you choose the study pack option, you will be sent a set of printed course materials.
  • Study online: if you choose this option, you will be sent your login details to our online portal through which you will access your course materials digitally. You can access your course via a desktop/laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone.

When you enrol on an A Level course with Open Study College, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Dedicated personal tutor support with unlimited email access.
  • Dedicated learner services from our learner services team.
  • Course materials with learning activities.
  • Assignment marking and feedback from your personal tutor.
  • A predicted grade on completion of your tutor-marked assignments, if required for your university application.
  • A free CV writing service and employability guide if you’re focusing on career advancement.
  • A free XO Student Discounts membership to save you money on your favourite brands.
  • The option to add your exams (and practical assessments where applicable) to your enrolment, meaning we will book and pay for your exams and assessments on your behalf, giving you one less thing to worry about and allowing you to focus on your studies instead.

Looking to speak to an adviser?

We are delighted that you are considering joining us to study and take pleasure in welcoming you to our family.

Open Study College is one of the UK’s leading distance learning colleges. We provide professionally recognised A Level qualifications that enable you to study at your own pace, in your own environment either online or via printed materials sent to your home.

We understand that choosing a course is a big decision. That’s why we have a team of friendly, knowledgeable education specialists that can help you choose the right A Levels for you.

Over the past 15 years we’ve enrolled over 110,000 people on courses that have improved their education and their career prospects!

Our education specialists can answer any questions you may have, talk you through our finance options and get you enrolled over the telephone.

As a family-founded college, we think of our learners as extended members of our family. We’re all here to help you achieve your goals in life, whatever they may be.

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