New year, new you: Starting A Levels in January


Jan Start A Level

Summer is over, and another A Level results day has come and gone. A new group of students have begun the academic year, leaving any prospective candidates worrying that they’ve missed their window to take their A Levels. Fortunately, the good news is that September isn’t the only time of year that students can begin working towards their A Levels.

Here at CCSS, we offer five-term A Level programmes across a variety of subjects, meaning you can begin your A Levels in January. The New Year is a time of making resolutions, with the most common New Year’s resolutions being exercise more, lose weight, and eat more healthily. Make a New Year’s resolution you’ll actually stick to, by enrolling on our January-start A Level course.

Am I the perfect candidate for January A Levels?

There are many reasons why people choose to enrol on our five-term, January-start A Level programme, instead of our more traditional September A Level courses. We welcome students from all walks of life and have heard many accounts of why a January start is preferred.

Personal circumstances can get in the way of a September start date. We’ve welcomed students who had begun their A Levels in the traditional way but were so unhappy with their college or course choice that they decided to move to CCSS for a fresh start.

Those extra few months can also make all difference if you are struggling to define which career path you should aim for and which academic steps you should be making as a result. UCAS reveals their top tips for choosing the right A Level subjects:

“The most important criteria for choosing A levels subjects are:

  1. What you are likely to enjoy and be good at?
  2. Are there any particular subjects and grades you may need? If you have a particular career, job or further study in mind you may need to choose certain A levels in order to meet entry requirements.
  3. How open you want to keep your future study and career choices?

Schools and colleges may offer A levels in subjects that you have not studied before – it’s really worth taking some time to find out what’s involved in new subjects (talk to your teachers and to staff at open days and open evenings).”

What can I expect from the CCSS Five-term A Level?

Our Five term A-Level course is essentially the full two-year A Level programme condensed into five terms. Although students may have to take on extra teaching to catch up with those starting in September, our five-term A Level is an excellent way to start the New Year with a new focus.

This intensive teaching approach isn’t for everyone but if you have the passion and focus to succeed, our five-term A Levels may provide the ideal option for you. Our small class sizes of 6 to 8 students and our individual support offering means you don’t have to overcome challenges alone either.

We offer a number of A Level courses as five-term programmes, including:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Psychology

To find out more about any of the subjects mentioned above, or for further information about our Five-term A Level programme, please contact the Registrar on [email protected], or on call us on 01223 707943.

Where to look next:

  • To find out more about our A Level and GCSE courses, click here
  • We have possibly the best boarding in the UK – have a look at boarding at CCSS
  • Our student profiles give you an insight into what life is like for students at CCSS
  • If you’re interested in seeing which universities our students go to, click here.

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