A Levels for university progression

A British education in an international environment

Study a world-renowned education system based on your unique subject choices and gain the skills to study at any university in the UK.

Key Facts

Age: 16+

Course length: 3, 5 or 6 terms

Start dates:
September – all centres
January – Brighton only
April – Brighton only
See term dates

English language entry requirements:
IELTS 5.5 or equivalent (IELTS 6.0 for 3-term A Level and April start) or equivalent

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are now able to accept a wider range of English tests

Academic entry requirements:
4 GCSE passes at grade C or above in relevant subjects, or equivalent evidence of a good secondary or high school education


Fees: Visit our fees page for full details

Please note that the 5-term April 2022 A-level intake has been suspended.

Limitless progression opportunities

Through our sixty years of experience in education, we’ve become experts at delivering a traditionally British A Level programme to an international audience. A Levels are accepted by every UK university – and A Levels at Bellerbys are no exception, making this a great course choice for those who want to keep their options open.

Our A Level programme is flexible to your interests and academic background, so you’re able to join our programme at various times throughout the academic year and study it from anywhere between one and two years. We’re here to support you throughout your studies – from helping you choose the right programme length for you, up to additional language classes and in-class teaching support. You’ll meet with your expert personal tutor once you arrive at Bellerbys to choose from the 14 subjects we offer – so you’re sure to find the right combination for you.

Choose the right A Level programme for you

1 Year (3 terms)

Campus: Brighton
Course length: 3 terms

Our most intensive A Level programme, this is the same as the typical full A Level programme, but studied in just one year. It’s a good option if you’ve studied A Level before and are looking to improve your grades.

18 month (5 terms)

Campus: Brighton
Course length: 5 terms

If you’re unable to start your A Level programme in September, you can still join us in January or April for a five-term A Level. You’ll study three subjects which match your interests and career goals, as well as English language if required. The first two terms of this programme are an intensive course of study – but you’ll benefit from taking an internal assessment at the end of your first year (AS exam for international A Levels), to ensure you’re on track for your second year of study and final exams.

2 year (6 terms)

Campus: Brighton
Course length: 6 terms

Choose three or four subjects that interest you and match your career ambitions and join us for two academic years of study. You’ll start your programme in September and take an internal assessment at the end of your first year to ensure you’re on track. After this, you’ll continue with your chosen subjects into your second year, completing your final exams at the end of the programme. In addition to the subjects you choose, you’ll also be able to take IELTS English if your chosen university requires it.

Choose your subjects

A Levels offer a lot of flexibility and the subjects you study are unique to your interests and ambitions. We’re here to help you choose the best subject combination to prepare you for your chosen university degree. But if you’re still unsure of your degree choice, we’ll advise you on possible subject combinations that interest you and give you the most flexibility for choosing your degree.

* This is a facilitating subject preferred by UK universities.

International education experts

A Levels can be challenging and require lots of motivation to do well. We want to make this as easy as possible for you, so our teaching is tailored to help international students like you get the most out of your programme. We put extra focus on developing your English skills for an academic setting as well as encouraging your independent thought.

We’re proud to give you the education and support you need to access competitive degrees such as medicine, mathematics, economics, law and architecture – offering specialist pathways for ambitious students interested in these subjects. Your personal tutor will support you throughout your entire programme – overseeing your university application and offering advice and guidance at every stage.

You’ll study in small classes, with an average of eight students, guaranteeing you receive the necessary support and guidance. Our specialist teachers work hard to provide the right balance between practical and supervised lessons with independent projects, so you can immerse yourself fully in your studies.


of our A Level grades were A*- B compared to a national average of 70.3%

Join us on campus

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Find out everything you need to know about your journey to the UK and what to expect when you arrive on campus. 

Join us virtually

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If you are unable to join us on campus for the start of your programme, you can either start virtually and join us in the UK later, or study full-time from home.

University progression

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A Level students are able to apply to any university in the UK, so we’ll help you to choose your perfect degree based on your predicted grades and career ambitions. You’ll get two dedicated hours each week with your personal tutor to work on your application: from writing your personal statement to interview practice.

Medical, engineering and Oxbridge preparation

Bellerbys Brighton student Ching-Chuan in a science class at the College.

We know that places at medical schools and at Oxbridge are highly competitive, often requiring more than just good grades to be offered a place. We want you to be in the right university for you – so we offer extra dedicated support so our exceptional students can submit the standard of application expected by these institutions.

Extra language support

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Studying A Levels requires a strong command of the English language, so we offer an English Language Preparation programme to help you to develop the specific skills you need in order to get the most out of your programme. Depending on your academic background and the amount of support you need, you can develop your English with us for one, two or three terms.

Enrichment activities

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Learn new skills and explore your interests with a choice of 35 enrichment activities a week across our campuses. Our enrichment activities will help you to boost your knowledge and enrich your academic experience, helping to prepare you even more for whatever university degree you choose.

Dasha from Ukraine

Bellerbys start student Dariia

“I chose to study A Levels because of the prestige of the course. It seemed like something impossible to do, especially with English not being my first language. But with all the help I got, I found that it was the best choice for me. The teachers make sure you really get the most that you can out of the programme.”

Dasha from Ukraine - Studied A Levels, now studying Digital Film Production at Ravensbourne University London