Combined Programme: Mix and match A levels with BTECs and Cambridge Technicals 

We are one of the few Colleges in the region to give you the flexibility to study a mix of A Levels alongside one or more vocational qualifications! All subjects are taught within Middlesbrough College Sixth Form by specialist A Level tutors. A combined programme will allow you to keep your options open by gaining additional qualifications and broadening your future career opportunities.

Reasons to mix and match:

  • You can learn practical skills which are prized by employers through a more vocational course and you can also gain an excellent foundation for further academic study by studying an A Level
  • It will make your University or job application stand out
  • It’s not all about exams! You will be assessed in a variety of assessment styles

  • A Levels are academic based courses that are usually assessed through examinations at the end of your two years of study
  • They are very well regarded by universities and employers
  • They take two years to complete and also lead to UCAS points

  • Cambridge Technicals and BTECs are more vocationally orientated qualifications and are assessed primarily through coursework
  • These are one or two year courses that allow you to gain the knowledge and skills needed in a specific career area
  • These courses are ideal if you enjoy learning in a practical and work-related way
  • Practical assignments make up most of the assessments and lead to UCAS points for university applications

How it works

Typically students pick a combination of three subjects, however depending upon your GCSE results you may be able to pick four.

Tell us at your College interview your subject preferences.

Choose up to 2 A Levels from the list:
Art, Craft & DesignBiology, Business StudiesChemistryEnglish LanguageEnglish LiteratureFilm StudiesGeographyGeologyHistoryLawMathematicsMedia StudiesPhotographyPhysicsPoliticsPsychologyReligious Studies with Philosophy and Ethics and Sociology

Choose between 1 or 2 Vocational Qualifications from the list:
CriminologyBusinessLawIT, Health and Social Care, Performing Arts, Music Practice, Journalism, Engineering, Construction or Sport