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We offer a range of A Levels and equivalent qualifications to help students progress to their next step, including employment, apprenticeships and higher education.
Studying A Levels at Bridgend College will allow you to benefit from excellent personalised support in a mature learning environment. Our specialist tutors are experts in their subject areas, plus we offer an outstanding learning environment at our STEAM Academy in Pencoed and fantastic university progression routes. We’re very proud of the consistent high achievements of our A Level students, with 84% of our learners achieving A* – C grades and 39% of our learners gaining an A* or A grade in 2022.
Our Twilight qualification options offer great flexibility for our students, which are also taught at the STEAM Academy, Pencoed Campus:
We also deliver the following courses during the daytime. They are taught across the week, Monday to Thursday, 1pm-3pm:
To study A Levels you need a minimum of 6 GCSEs A*-C including English and Mathematics.
Sociology examines how our actions are shaped by our social environment. It explores the values, beliefs and ideas that people hold, the lives we live and choices we make. Sociology will disturb your taken-for-granted view of the world, making even the mundane things in everyday life seem extraordinary. If you are inquisitive, seek challenges, take pleasure in discovery, desire to see the world afresh, and don’t want to simply believe that things can only be the way you’ve been told they are, then studying sociology is for you!
Esports is an exciting, team-based activity which engages a wider demographic of young people than traditional team activities such as sport, music, art or drama – including, bot not limited to, those who are not ‘into’ these activities.
Esports is already massively popular with young people. As such, the esports industry is being driven by a demographic of under 35s and their increasing engagement with, and immersion, in the digital world.
In moderation, as part of a balanced lifestyle, esports is also a beneficial alternative to watching passive media such as TV or using social media. It has explicit links to computing education, STEAM subjects and the development of skills in business and enterprise, digital, cyber and digital literacy. It also promotes character development in the same way as traditional team-based activities.
Dance is a powerful and inspiring qualification that encourages you to develop your creative, physical, emotional and intellectual capacity, whatever your previous experience in the subject.
We recognise the role of dance in young people’s lives and you will be able to study a range of dance styles. We’ve set relevant and exciting sources for all choreography and broadened our areas of study. You can perform and choreograph in a style of your choice for the group work, providing it meets the assessment criteria.
Crime is always in the public eye and has emerged as a social phenomenon inseparable from our day to day lives. Studying Criminology will allow you to understand the culture of crime and workings of the criminal justice system including the police, courts, prosecution services, prisons and rehabilitation services.
Criminology is about crime and punishment. It is an exciting interdisciplinary subject that draws on law, psychology and sociology to examine how crime is defined, why people commit crimes, and how society responds.
Have you ever wondered if people are born or made killers, considered how the media influences our perception of crime, or thought about the reasons why many crimes go unreported? Studying criminology will answer these questions and many more.
The legal system is a complex essential foundation of our society used in a variety of jobs, and not just the obvious ones such as the police or a solicitor.
Study this course and take a fascinating journey into the many facets of the English Legal System, and Criminal Law and Justice through studying the interesting range of units in this course.
Film is one of the main cultural innovations of the 20th century and a major art form of the last hundred years. Those who study it characteristically bring with them a high degree of enthusiasm and excitement for what is a powerful and culturally significant medium, inspiring a range of responses from the emotional to the reflective. Film Studies offers the opportunity to investigate how film works both as a medium of representation and as an aesthetic medium.
One of the main benefits of taking Public Services as part of your programme of study is that it primes you for a future career in the police, armed forces, ambulance, fire or rescue services. Public Services is a huge employment source with more than 5.4 million people working in the public sector across the UK. Taking Public Services will enable you to achieve a Btec equivalent to an A level with equivalent UCAS points to support gaining a place at University.
Our course is delivered by previous members of uniformed services and will help you develop the personal qualities which the public services require. Communication and personal responsibility are key attributes for any career in the uniformed professions.