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Pre-A Level Facts

Course Overview

Pre-A level is designed as an introduction to the UK Further Education system and follows a similar approach to GCSE, but with a duration of one year or less. Students experience a wide range of subjects which prepares them to progress to study A level, although this programme is also suitable for students wishing to progress to study UFP if they are of the appropriate age. Pre-A level offers students the opportunity to improve their English prior to moving to more advanced study and students should expect to take external exams in English and Maths. At CATS Cambridge, we offer both September and January starting points for Pre-A level.

Introduces a student to UK teaching and prepares them for further study

Improved subject knowledge for university preparation programmes

English fluency and proficiency ready for university preparation programmes

Enhanced study skills required to excel in a chosen university preparation programme

Builds personal confidence and independence

Improved collaborative skills

Subject Choice and Structure

This programme will give you the basic skills and knowledge needed to start a university preparation programme. Students take a range of compulsory subjects.

Compulsory subjects
Maths | Business & Commerce | Humanities | Visual Arts |Science | Engaging with Technology | Physical Education

Questions about Pre-A level

Pre-A level is ideal for all students aged 15 onwards, in some instances students aged 14+ are considered. The programme allows you to study a range of subjects, and gives you the right preparation for your further study. Preprogramme is for students aged 15+.

The Pre-A level programme is one of the ways that you can further your study in the UK and eventually enter university and study for an undergraduate degree. After you have finished Pre-A level you will normally have two years of high school left.

Pre-A level is widely recognised by employers across the world. High grades are a great way for you to show that you can perform consistently and meet high academic standards. You’ll also learn how to study, ready to go on to A level or UFP

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