Explore our courses
You have over 50 courses to choose from when applying to study at Ashton Sixth Form College. These include both A-Level and vocational courses, allowing you to create a study programme to suit your interests and future career aspirations. You may have heard of some of these subjects before and others may be brand new. Studying at level 3 is a whole new experience and you make the decisions.
Try out our courses at home
As we are unable to host our taster days at college this year, we have created a series of course introduction videos. Our teachers will give you a very short introduction to the course and will set you a task to complete. We hope that these will give you a better understanding of the course and what to expect. More information about our courses including assessment and entry requirements can be found on the main college website.
A-Levels are subject based qualifications. You will choose to study 3 A-Levels over two years. A-Levels are assessed by written exams.
The Mixed Study programme combines A-Level courses and vocational (A-Level equivalent) courses. This option provides you with a mix of assessment. You will choose to study 3 subjects over two years.
Vocational courses allow you to specialise in a specific subject area as you will pick 1 vocational course. They give you real life practical experience with the knowledge to back it up. Vocational Level 3 courses are studied over 2 years, while Level 2 courses are studied over 1 year.