SCC is the most popular choice for students in the area wanting to study A Levels. We are committed to academic excellence and are celebrating ten years of 99% or above pass rate across A Levels.
This year’s results are a fantastic achievement for the College, showing a pass rate of 99.1% – above the national pass rate of 98.1%.
Our College saw 76.5% of students who completed the A Level programme achieve A*, A, B or C grades out of 677 entries. Of these pupils, 48.6% attained top grades of A*-B’s.
Outstanding results were particularly evident in the Science subjects where, on average, over 80% achieved high grades. Economics, English Literature and English Language also performed very well – subjects valued highly by top universities.
Which Pathway Should You Apply For?
All you need to do is choose FOUR subjects from the A Level programme list and add them to your application in the subject list. When you come for interview we’ll offer you a place on the most appropriate A Level pathway, based on your expected grades, but this will only be confirmed when you come to enrol in August with your final GCSE results. You may change from one pathway to another at enrolment if your grades turn out slightly higher or lower than expected.
The standard requirements for A-Levels are 2 GCSEs at grade B and 3 at grade C however all candidates at SCC will be considered on their individual merit. Some courses may have additional entry requirements. Please check the individual course profile for more details.
Vocational qualifications have been designed in partnership with employers, universities and professional or trade organisations – this means that you can develop the skills that employers want. Level 3 (Advanced level), vocational qualifications can provide you with a very effective preparation to progress to higher level study. The experience of studying a particular vocational area can also help you make up your mind about the type of work you can see yourself doing in the future.
Choosing Your Vocational Course
Many people choosing a vocational route already know the job sector they want to work in and a vocational qualification can give a firm foundation for further study at a higher level as preparation for a future career. At South Cheshire College you have an unsurpassed variety of vocational courses to choose from at all levels from Foundation right up to Level 3, with over 1,800 students studying full-time each year.
Our success rates in 2015 were once again exemplary.
We announced a 98% Extended Diploma pass rate and 63.6% of students achieved Extended Diploma High Grades (D* or D) which was up from 61% in 2014.
53.6% of students also achieved Extended Diploma top grades (D*D*D*/DDD) which was up from 52% in 2014.
The Vocational Route to University
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas are the equivalent of 3 A Levels and carry UCAS tariff points, so you will be able to apply to university just as A Level students do. In some cases, universities may actually prefer you have studied a Level 3 vocational programme, as specialising in one subject may be what they are looking for, rather than a broad spread of A Levels. In addition to your qualifications and skills, you may also have considerable work experience to offer and this is often also taken into account in your university application.