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Your Learning

Learning to make a difference.

On all of our courses you will be taught by outstanding teachers who value creativity and independence. You will lead your own learning by undertaking projects and working in teams with other students. Your learning is about more than getting great results. You'll develop as person to prepare you for your next step. Our teaching approach is influenced by our partnerships with business and industry.


A Level Courses

A-levels are two-year courses. Each A-Level course is assessed differently, but most are assessed with a series of exams at the end of Year 13. The most common route to university is through taking 3 - 4 A-Levels. There are many A-Level subjects to choose from, encompassing the arts, humanities and sciences, but whatever they pick students can mix and match choices to explore their talents and pursue their passions.


Vocational Courses

We offer a range of BTEC Courses as single or triple awards. Students can take single awards alongside A-Levels. BTEC courses are vocational and combine practical learning with classroom-based learning. Work Experience is a large aspect of BTEC courses and allow for work experience placements to be carried out throughout the course or build it into project-based learning.

All BTEC courses are primarily assessed through coursework assignments and at least one unit is assessed through an exam.

We have put together a range of pathways that combine a single BTEC with other courses to assist students in preparing for a career. This approach is unique to St. Ambrose Barlow and is another example of our commitment to doing things differently to benefit our students.

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