A level experience

A levels at Keighley College focus on building important practical skills demanded by employers, while also developing valuable academic abilities.

We caught up with two first year students to understand more about their A level experience.

Why did you choose to study A levels at Keighley College?

Corey Cyhanko: The college offered a really interesting course pathway which involves a mixture of A level Business, IT and Law. These subjects help me understand how business works which will be useful to me when leaving school. 

Junaid Hussain: The Business, IT and Law pathway was the best option for me as it allows me to develop a strong understanding of strategy, the legal system and the IT sector. 

What has been your experience of studying A levels at college?

Corey: It has been fantastic! The teachers are so welcoming and helpful which makes a big difference. The A level environment is very comfortable, we have a quiet study area which is perfect for concentrating on work.

Junaid: It’s been a great few months since starting in September and I know it’s only going to get better. I like the fact that I can type up my notes on Google Drive, this really helps my learning process.

What are your plans once you complete A levels?

Corey: When I finish my A levels in 2022, I would like to apply to university to study law or criminology.

Junaid: I plan on attending university to one day become a chartered accountant. 
Discover more about our exciting range of A level pathways here.

Keighley College reaches new level

Keighley College announces plans to launch an A level provision to boost its further education offering.

The Bradford Road campus provides full-time and part-time courses, apprenticeships and degrees, and welcomes a range of students from 16 to 19 years old and over.

Launching in September, Keighley College will be offering a two year Business and Law pathway, two year Social Science pathway and a three year pathway option. As the college is recognised locally for its high-quality vocational provision, the pathways will combine traditional A levels with vocational components. These elements incorporate Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE) and Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) accreditations.

For students who haven’t met the minimum GCSE requirements to study A levels, the college offers Access to Further Education courses.

Steve Kelly, principal of Keighley College, said: “We’re excited to introduce brand new hybrid A levels. As we’re vocational experts, it’s fantastic to be able to combine practical and theory for the qualifications. We’ll be bringing in dedicated A level staff on board who are committed to creating an empowering and inclusive environment for our students.”

Keighley College, a member of Luminate Education Group, has also recently launched a higher education centre to meet increased demand for degree level courses in the area. The centre includes new learning and research facilities to complement the theoretical work of degree level apprenticeships and those studying for higher national qualifications.