Every year, 100s of 16-19 year olds choose Bridgwater & Taunton College as the place for their A Level studies. We currently offer more subjects than a traditional school sixth form can provide, and a broader choice than is available at many other colleges. We also offer subjects you may not have had the chance to study before, and the chance to combine A Levels with vocational qualifications.
You don't necessarily need to have studied the subject at GCSE level to take it at A Level. In the first year, you would usually study three subjects (though the option to study four is clearly available for some) enjoying six hours of teaching and learning per week per subject. In the second year, you will continue with five hours of teaching per subject per week in order to gain the full A Level qualification in each subject.
A Levels at Bridgwater & Taunton College are open to students who are under 19 on August 31 on their year of enrolment. You can apply for our A Levels courses online, using the button below. During the process, when you have entered your personal details, you will be able to pick the courses you wish to study.Apply Online
Why choose A Levels?
A Levels demand more individual, in-depth study than GCSEs, are the main route into higher education and are universally recognised by employers. They will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of your chosen subjects and will help you develop a range of transferable skills, such as analysis, composition, extended writing and an increased understanding of the quality of research, plus relevant practical skills within each subject.
In order to continue to attract the most gifted and talented students to Bridgwater & Taunton College, we have recently introduced the Bridgwater & Taunton College Academic Scholarship Programme.
This is an exciting opportunity, aimed at high achieving young people wanting to progress to high ranking universities, conservatoires or medical schools and are only available to students of Bridgwater & Taunton College who are under 19 on August 31 on their year of enrolment.Academic Scholarship Application Form
What our students say
“The staff at the College have made it an enjoyable and easy place to learn. My French teacher was especially helpful, giving up spare time to help improve my writing and speaking. Getting my grades at the end of the year after all the hard work I have put in is very rewarding. Becoming an Ambassador and entering French speaking competitions has given me vital confidence for the future and I have made many new friends and been involved with College events and social activities.”
Former pupil of Worle Community School in Weston-Super-Mare, is planning to go to Exeter University to study French and History
“Through my studies and general interest, I became the President of the Student Union and a Governor for the College. This was a huge role for me and I led campaigns, organised social events and raised over £15,000 for charity. The staff at the College were really detailed in their teaching and offered university style teaching whilst also ensuring really good support in and out of the classroom.”
Former pupil of Haygrove School, Bridgwater, is going on to study Political Economy at Birmingham University