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Foundation A Level

Level 2
A Level
One year
Telephone: 01792 890700 (Gorseinon)


This course is designed to provide students with a strong academic foundation and equip them with the skills for success at A Level. Through a comprehensive curriculum, students will aim to improve their GCSE grades to progress onto their chosen A levels, whilst developing valuable study skills which will improve their performance at A level.

The course objectives include enhancing subject knowledge and grades, fostering independent learning, and building confidence in academic pursuits. By the end of the course, students will have a solid grounding in core subjects, ready to pursue their chosen A Level specialisations. 

Key information

Applicants to the Foundation A Level Course should have completed their secondary education and obtained a minimum of five GCSEs at grades C, including English and Mathematics. A genuine enthusiasm for learning and a commitment to academic excellence are essential qualities.

The course will be delivered through a combination of interactive lectures, seminars, practical sessions, and independent study. Regular assessments, including assignments, tests, exams and projects, will be used to evaluate student progress. Grading criteria will be based on academic performance, with class participation and the submission of coursework essential to student success. Students will receive constructive feedback to support their development and identify areas for improvement. The course aims to create a supportive and engaging learning environment.  

Subjects studied:

GCSE English Language 

GCSE Mathematics 

GCSE Religious Studies 

GCSE Media 

GCSE Geography 

GCSE Photography (available for those students who already have a B grade in English language or Mathematics) 

Successful completion of the Foundation A Level Course can lead to a range of progression opportunities. Students will be well-prepared to pursue A Level courses in various disciplines, including Sciences, Humanities, and Arts.

Gower College Swansea offers a wide range of A Level subjects, allowing students to tailor their studies to their interests and career aspirations. Further Education pathways also include Level 3 Vocational courses and Apprenticeships. The solid foundation gained during this course will equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge for success in their chosen career paths.