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We offer over 30 different A Level options that can be taken as an extension of your study at GCSE or, in some cases, as a completely new subject. Most focus on examinations at the end of the qualification as the main assessment method but some also require the completion of non-examination assessments (NEAs). We also offer the opportunity for those studying Further Maths to complete AS exams at the end of Year 12. Students in this position can then choose to continue their study or to focus on their other choices.

You need at least four GCSE passes at grade 4 – 9 to study at this level.


  • Check individual course entry requirements carefully, as your GCSE grades will determine the courses you may select.
  • If you are on a Level 3 programme and have not passed GCSE English and/or GCSE Mathematics with at least a grade 4, then you need to re-sit these qualifications. They are vital for entry to university and employment.
  • Most A Level courses are delivered during 13 lessons per fortnight. This has recently been increased to allow a greater contact time with teachers.
  • You will normally study three A Level subjects in Sixth Form at Gosforth Academy.
  • If you have a chosen career, or a degree you wish to take, please check that your A Level choices are appropriate for entry.
  • They can be combined with vocational choices if you have met the entry requirements for these courses.