Our dedicated Sixth Form has its own building equipped with all the facilities needed for your course. With over 40 AS and A Level subjects to choose from, our Sixth Form provides you with everything you need to achieve outstanding results and is the perfect pathway to university.
Our talented and supportive teachers will challenge you academically to help you achieve great results but will also help you develop personally so you believe in your own abilities and success.
- Excellent Academic Results
- 40+ Subjects
- Personalised Experience
- Successful Track Record
- High Quality Teaching
- 100% A Level Pass Rate (2016)
Most subjects will require five A*-C GCSEs including Maths and English, although some subjects such as Psychology require six A*-C GCSEs.
A Level Reform - Changes For September 2015
Some subjects are now offered as a two-year linear A Level, so examination of your knowledge and understanding learnt on the course will take place at the end of two years. A Levels are assessed by written exams at the end of year two, although some coursework will be required. In subjects such as Art or Science your practical skills are also assessed.
Your AS qualification will no longer contribute to your final A Level grade. However, the AS qualification will be similar to the first year of the two-year A Level course which enables some flexibility.
The new linear A Levels are being introduced over a period of time, with some subjects being delivered in the new format from September 2015 (as indicated). From September 2016, the next phase of linear A Levels will be introduced and these are as follows:
- Design and Technology
- Dance, Drama and Music
- Maths and Further Maths
- Modern Foreign Languages
- Classical Languages
- Physical Education
- Religious Studies
Some of you might take a mixture of A Level subjects which comprise of the new linear A Levels, as well as the current AS and A2 qualifications.
In the first year of study you will choose your subjects at AS Level. AS Levels can be taken as a stand-alone qualification and are completed at the end of the first year. This year will be all about preparing you for your A2s as well as your AS examinations. Therefore, the step up to A2 will seem like a natural progression.
After completing the AS Level year you will choose the subjects to continue with at A2 Level. You will be expected to achieve a D or higher at AS for each subject. You may also get the option of studying another AS subject in your second year. You will complete the AS after your second year of study.
Some subjects are now offered as a full A Level, so examination of your knowledge and understanding learnt on the course will take place at the end of two years. A Levels are mostly assessed by written exams, although some coursework will be required. In subjects such as Art or Science your practical skills are also assessed.
Supporting Your Success
Higher Education Tutors
Whilst at college you will have access to a Higher Education Tutor who will support you through the application process from start to finish. They will help guide you through the process of deciding which universities to apply to, completing your application, writing your personal statement and supporting you in the lead up to results day.
Your personal tutor is your ‘guide by your side’ and will help keep you on track with your studies, as well as helping you to plan life after college. We want you to achieve the best results you can! You will attend individual tutorials to ensure you have personal and individualised support whilst at college.
Study Centres and Resources
We have three extensive ICT suites and study centres on campus so there is always a quiet space for you to focus on your assignments and access the resources you need. Our dedicated Learning Resource Team are also adept at sourcing additional information for you while helping you with your research techniques and sourcing relevant text and documents.
Our Student Support Team is on hand to help you with any difficulties that you may have, in or out of college. Call 01264 360090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for confidential advice.
Do you have a learning difficulty such as dyslexia, or a physical disability? Don’t worry. We have specialists to help in class and in personal sessions. For confidential advice please contact email@example.com
Finance and Funding
Grants, funds, bursaries or loans are available to help support you if you are in receipt of certain benefits, your household income is low, or if you are under 20 and have a child. If you’re aged 19 or above, you may be able to get an Advanced Learning Loan. If you are concerned about any financial matters please call 01264 360014 for support and advice or visit our Finance and Funding page.
High Achievers' Academy
- Do you have at least 6 A*-B GCSEs with excellent grades in English, Maths or Science?
- Are you committed to extra-curricular activities?
- Do you want to attend Oxford or Cambridge Universities?
Our High Achievers’ Academy is designed to help stretch academically talented students to achieve great results and enhance their full potential. Assistant Principal Stuart Barlow Comments “Andover College attracts students for many reasons, our commitment to excellence being just one. We are proud of our record of taking talented students and coaching and supporting them to achieve their potential. This is achieved through the strong team of staff dedicated to bringing out the best in individuals, mentoring students through challenges and delivering a programme to stretch intellect and take achievements to new levels.
What is a high achiever?
High achievers are students who have gained excellent grades in the core subjects (English, Maths and Science). If you are likely to achieve six or more GCSEs at A* – B grades, including Maths and English, then you will be considered for inclusion in the High Achievers Academy.
The High Achievers Academy has specially tailored activities and opportunities designed to enhance personal development and enable academic students to reach their true potential. Whether studying A-Levels or BTEC courses, this programme provides the opportunity to interact and socialise with talented students from other disciplines.
There are two programmes for High Achievers at Andover College, one for AS (first year) students and one for A2 (second year) students.
Second year students may also study for an AS Extended Project. Based on a subject of personal interest, this project extends research and study skills to deliver an in-depth project.The final part of the year is preparing for the summer exams.
Some of the activities include:
- Oxbridge Preparation including on to one support, practice interviews and application advice.
- UCAS Conferences
- Interview practice
- Outreach in local schools
- College debates
- Student Ambassador
- Student Governor
- Peer mentoring
For more information please visit our High Achievers’ Academy page