The A Level Centre at Coleg y Cymoedd is expertly delivered in partnership with St David's Catholic Sixth Form College.
With 22 AS and A Level subjects and 7 BTEC Level 3 options to choose from, many of which not traditionally offered in schools, the A Level Centre at Coleg y Cymoedd is one of the biggest in Wales for range of subjects that can be chosen.
Our A Level Centre is based in our Nantgarw campus, a £40 million campus built in 2012, that boasts some of the best education facilities in the UK.
The transition from school to college can be daunting, but our expert team of Pastoral Tutors will help you at every stage of your college journey.
• able to choose from AS and A levels in 26 subjects, many of which are not traditionally offered in schools
• studying in fantastic advanced level learning facilities
• taught by experienced staff with proven AS/ A level expertise
• supported and guided through a comprehensive personal tutorial system
• accessing the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification (WBQ)
• fully prepared for university application and entry or moving onto the employment route of your choice
• offered additional support if applying to Oxbridge
• involved in the BOOST programme of activities including sport, creative, cultural and entrepreneurial activities.
As part of your application we provide advice and guidance with your subject selection, helping you with the balance of AS and then A2 subjects enabling you to progress onto an HE course or job of your dreams. If you choose to stay at your school sixth form we may be able to offer you the chance to study an additional subject – timetabling and travel permitting.
What’s on offer?
The Advanced Level Programme enables you to study two/ three or four AS levels plus the Welsh Baccalaureate (Advanced) in your AS year. Following successful AS results you then choose two/three subjects plus the WBQ for the second year. Widen your choices with a combined course. Choose 1 or 2 AS subjects with a BTEC in Applied Science, Sports Studies or Health and Social Care. Options can be discussed during your application process.
The Personal Support Package
All learners receive a complete support package coordinated by their Personal Tutor. Progress meetings to which your parents are invited take place each year.
The GCSE Journey
Employers and universities look carefully at your GCSE grades especially in English and Maths. Any learners not achieving grade C in either or both of these will need to re-sit them during their first year of study with us.
Missed the Points?
If you are considering revisiting existing A levels to improve your grades or increase your points for university please contact us to discuss the options. This course is only for learners with previous A Level experience who want to improve their AS or A Level grades.
Disclaimer Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the course information on this website is accurate at the time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.
“My results were such a relief and is a real testament to the work I’ve put in over the last couple of years. I really can’t thank Coleg y Cymoedd enough for their support. They’ve really gone the extra mile to make sure I got the results I needed, from organising additional tutoring to allowing me extra time to fit in my rugby career.”
“We would describe Coleg y Cymoedd as a college that takes pride in its students and is therefore dedicated and passionately committed to helping develop their potential to perform to the best of their ability.
The college has well-qualified, experienced, dedicated staff members, who were always there for our son, encouraging both his academic and sporting career. They made it possible for him to achieve the highest possible grades which has enabled him to pursue his career in Medicine, whilst also being Captain of the U18s Welsh squad, achieving four Welsh Rugby International caps.
As a result he is now studying Biomedical Science at Imperial College London.
We commend Coleg y Cymoedd for its excellence and invaluable support.”
Adam & Linda Haggett, Parents of Callum Hagett.
“I was totally shocked with my results but very pleased. I’ve had great support from my teachers and the college. I’m now studying at Kings College London.
My subject tutors really pushed and supported me to achieve the best grades possible. It was also thanks to my subject tutor's encouragement that I even considered applying to such a prestigious university. Studying at Coleg y Cymoedd has opened the door to incredible opportunities, and has given me the confidence to believe in my abilities; it was due to my subject tutors being always readily available to help with any queries or extra feedback that ensured I felt confident and prepared for my exams.”
“It takes a lot of confidence applying to Oxbridge and it can sometimes be difficult to find things to write about in your personal statement. However, the MAT programme gives you some personal statement gold. Not only can you discuss what you've learned in the masterclasses, but having that extra field - specific knowledge and intellectual challenge - really boosts your confidence in your application process. Thank you to Coleg y Cymoedd for giving me the opportunity."
Ellis Kenealy, MAT learner
“The college has become like a second home, the staff are friendly and helpful and have supported me the whole way through. I have gained so much more than just qualifications.”
“I’m so happy with my results and it and couldn’t have been achieved without all the support I’ve received from the college”.
Annabel Board – A Level English & Drama
“I have enjoyed completing my A Levels at Coleg y Cymoedd. The teachers are of a high standard and support each pupil throughout the two years”.
“I enjoy studying here as there is a friendly atmosphere and great support”.
Jessica Eynon – A Level Maths, English, Chemistry & Psychology
“I love the relationship I have with my teachers. Studying Drama here is so much fun and the facilities are great”.
Jenna Claridge – A Level Drama, Maths & English
“The staff at Coleg y Cymoedd spend a great deal of care ensuring the clarity of anything discussed, and I've never had one who didn't volunteer their spare time to assist with learning, or maintain contact outside of college through email. The pastoral officers all take the initiative to assist me in issues beyond their obligation.”
Frank Bologna - A Level Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics & Geography
Case Studies of our Learners
Read Calum Haggett's Case Study here
Watch the WRU video on Calum Haggett 'Wales captain excels on two fronts'. WRU interviewed Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett after he received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford.
Read Jacob Lewis' Case Study here
Read Jacob's write up for the AoC Student of the Year Highly Commended Award here
Read Andrew Williams' Case Study here
Read Shannon Britton's Case Study here