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  • Guide to Courses
    Choosing the right course

    The right course for you…

    Your individual programme of study will be carefully designed with you by our expert team. We offer a wide variety of courses including A-levels, Applied A-levels and BTEC Certificates as well as GCSE re-sits in English and Maths.

    AS/A-level or BTEC?

    The main difference between these courses is that AS/A-levels are assessed mainly by examination with some coursework elements in some subjects whilst BTEC courses are coursework based with some practical assessments.

    Which course should I choose?

    Your choice of course depends on your GCSE results, interests and career aspirations. You will be treated as an individual and guided by our expert team to choose the course which will ensure you achieve your potential.

    GCSE English & Maths

    We offer one-year GCSE re-sit courses in English and Maths if you need to improve your grade. These courses will be studied alongside your other subjects.

    How many subjects will I study?

    In the first year, you will study four subjects before continuing with three subjects in your second year.

  • Entry Requirements
    Which pathway suits me?

    A minimum of 5 grades A*-C (9-5) at GCSE including English Language (Grade 5 or above) to study a programme of A-levels (plus a resit in GCSE Maths if needed)

    A minimum of 4 grades A*-C (9-5) at GCSE including English Language (Grade 5 or above) plus 1 BTEC equivalent to study a combination of A-levels and BTEC (plus a resit in GCSE Maths if needed)

    A minimum of 3 grades A*-C (9-5) at GCSE plus 2 BTEC equivalents to study BTEC courses (plus resits in GCSE English or Maths if needed)

    If you have studied a subject at GCSE/ Level 2 BTEC you must get a grade A*-C (9-5) or a Pass if it is to be taken at Advanced level.

    • Some subjects have specific entry requirements
    • Subject entry requirements and course availability can change
    • If a subject has too many applicants, places will be given to those who applied earliest and have the entry requirements.
  • Application Process
    How do I apply?

    Applying to South Sefton College is simple.


    Visit us at our Open Evenings, 5.30-7.30 on:

    9th November 2016

    25th January 2017

    8th March 2017


    Complete an application form online at or contact us on:
    0151 288 6300.


    Meet our staff at a personal interview where we can discuss your subject choices and answer any questions you may have.

    We look forward to welcoming you soon.

It’s your choice…