Why take A-Levels

We offer the widest A-Level subject choice locally, combined with some of the best results around.

Why take A-Level courses?

USP College has a proud tradition of offering A-Levels to young people in Essex. 

Being an A-Level student with us is about more than studying, it’s also about meeting new people, developing new interests and, with our help, progressing towards your dream career or university course.

10 reasons why students choose to study A-Levels with us:

1. Widest choice of subjects

We offer more than 35 A-Level subjects - the most offered by any college in South Essex.

2. Results

In 2017-18, 31 A-Level courses achieved a 100% pass rate!

3. Social

Studying with us is a fresh start and, though we’ll encourage you to work hard, college is also an exciting chance to meet new people and develop new interests.

4. Unrestricted options

We don’t restrict your subject choices to defined combinations or blocks. This means that it’s very likely you’ll be able to study any combination of our A-Level subjects. 

5. Specialist courses

Very few other sixth-forms or colleges offer the unique specialist subjects that we do, such as – Analytical & Forensic Science, Classical Civilisation or Politics. You’ll be able to follow your interests and gain a qualification that sets you apart from the crowd

6. University support

If you plan to progress to university, our experienced staff will provide you with a comprehensive programme of support: from helping you to choose an appropriate course through to securing your place.

7. Established links

In addition to having established links with Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group universities, we also offer a dedicated tutorial programme to help students apply for selective Higher Education courses.

8. Tradition

We have successfully delivered a high-quality A-Level programme for more than 40 years and our highly-skilled staff are A-Level subject specialists.

9. Enrichment

There’s more to College life than studying. Enrichment opportunities include our thriving Student Unioncompetitive sport, creative arts plus a full range of clubs and activities.

10. Progression

Our experienced staff will support you in ensuring that your next step after USP College fits perfectly with your ambitions: be it university, an Apprenticeship or securing employment in your chosen field.