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GCE AS Level

This course aims to further increase your knowledge and understanding of particular subjects and is an excellent preparation for University.

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Title Campus Type Week Starting Places Available Fee
GCE AS Level (A Level)
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Full-Time 03/09/2018
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Course Overview

This AS Level course is a qualification in its own right. Successful completion of AS Level allows you to progress to A2 Level. Students can study 3 or 4 AS Levels or they may wish to study a mixture of AS and A2 Levels in the same year. Students can also study AS and A2 Levels in one year (fast track A Levels). This will be further explained at interview. There is a commitment required of 5 hours per week per A Level subject.


Students may choose 3 or 4 subjects from the following:


• Psychology (Bangor)
• Sociology (Bangor)
• English Literature (Bangor)
• History (Bangor)
• Government & Politics (Bangor)
• Religious Studies (Bangor)


You will be required to complete Essential Skills in Numeracy if you do not have a GCSE grade C in Maths. Students will have the opportunity to take part in enrichment activities such as guest talks and course related trips.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 C's at GCSE Level including English Language. The following subjects have an additional requirement:


Psychology (At least 2 B’s and 3 C’s at GCSE Level including Grade C or above in GCSE Maths)

Sociology (At least 2 B’s and 3 C’s at GCSE Level)

Where will it take me?

Completion of AS Level can lead to continued study at A2 Level or Higher Education or to employment. In 2015-16 SERC A Level students received places at 10 different Universities, including Queen's University Belfast, Ulster University, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Newcastle and Dundee. They are studying a wide range of subjects including History, Politics, Sociology, Psychology, Law, Social Work, Criminology, Language and Linguistics, Business, Business Management, Advertising & Marketing, ICT, Broadcast Journalism, Human Resource Management, Media and Geography.     

How will it make me more employable?
As well as gaining a recognised qualification you will have the opportunity to complete a period of work experience relevant to your chosen career. You will also have the opportunity to complete several employability qualifications which will enhance your employment prospects.
How will I be assessed and given feedback?

Students will sit a number of class tests during the year to assess their progress. In addition, students will complete a formal mock exam in December or January. Final external examinations are taken in May or June. All subjects are exam based with no coursework apart from ICT and A2 Level English Literature, which are assessed partly by coursework and external exams.

Additional Costs

Students who choose to complete AS Levels part-time (i.e. studying just one or two AS Level) are liable to pay fees. In 2016-17 fess were £375 per AS subject, including exam entry fees. Students aged over 19 on 1 July 2018 will be liable to pay fees whether they are full-time or part-time. In 2016-17 fees were £375 per AS subject, including exam entry fees.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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