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A Level




Our foundation pathway is for students who have not yet met the entry requirements to study Level 3 courses. Students can choose to follow either a BUSINESS or SCIENCE pathway (equivalent to two GCSEs). Whichever path you choose, you will also study the ITQ BTEC (equivalent to one GCSE) and GCSEs in English and maths. After completing this year successfully, students can then move on to Level 3 courses

Choosing what to study at the North Bristol Post 16 Centre

The North Bristol Post 16 Centre will provide you with a broad and challenging educational experience that meets your individual needs and aspirations.

Most students study three A level subjects. A few will take four subjects. A levels are two-year courses, and students no longer drop a subject when they go into Year 13. 

Universities are interested only in three A level grades, and there is no advantage in taking four subjects. The only exception to this is a few of the medical schools. 

To complement your studies, we have a number of other courses, some of which ( like the extended project) lead to qualifications

At the end of your first year you will take internal exams in each of the subjects you have been studying. Progression into the second year will be dependent upon attendance, behaviour and academic progress


Please Note: German A Level will not be running for the academic year 2024/2025, but remains available as a course choice within NBP16 Centre.