A-Levels and GCSEs

A-Levels and GCSEs

About A Levels and GCSEs

Study A Levels with CAVC and choose from one of the widest choices of AS and A Levels in the region. Take your pick from nearly 30 courses – with several offered part-time as well as full-time.

We also work with schools in the region on shared timetabling – which means you could choose to stay at school and come to CAVC for an A Level subject not available at your school.

Our A Level students study at our iconic new City Centre Campus and benefit from fantastic subject specific facilities. These include a dedicated Science, Technology and Mathematics Centre with impressive industry standard specialist laboratories. Our general teaching rooms are also exciting spaces and all students have access to the huge learning centre for out of lesson study.

Our GCSE courses give you the chance to improve your GCSE grades in some subjects and possibly take up a new subject. A Level students may also take one or two GCSEs alongside their A Level subjects depending on their timetable. Many GCSEs at the College can also be studies on both a part-time and full-time basis. 


Since 2015 over 1,000 students progressed to university level study from CAVC! If university is your goal we provide advice and guidance on university choices, UCAS applications and personal statements. Our support team in the College is here to help you apply to uni and progress. We also have regular expert talks and visits from universities across the UK.


As an A Level student you can choose from a wide range of activities to widen your skills and experience, to help you boost your CV and UCAS Personal Statement and stand out from the crowd. These range from European exchanges, joining the Student Union, being a member of one of our successful Sports Academies or clubs or being part of our volunteering or extra-curricular programmes.

Take a look at where A Levels and GCSEs might take you, with our Career Pathway progression map!


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Course options

16-18 year olds

Most school leavers or those aged 16-18 will study A Levels on a full-time basis. We offer a huge range of AS and A Level courses from English and History to Psychology and Graphic Design. The majority of these are delivered at our brand new City Centre Campus but several are offered in the Vale too. For a full list of A Level courses click the button opposite. 

If university is your goal we provide advice and guidance on university choices, UCAS applications and personal statements. Our support team in the College is here to help you apply to uni and progress. We also have regular expert talks and visits from universities across the UK.


At Cardiff and Vale College you can study many of our GCSEs part-time, from English and Maths to Italian and Biology. 

We also offer a number of A Levels on a part-time basis meaning you can balance your studies with your work and other commitments. View all part-time A Levels by clicking the button opposite. 

Our fantastic Access and Adult Foundation courses are also available to those who have gained substantial experience of life outside of formal education, since the end of compulsory education.   


If you don't manage to get the grades you want at GCSE don't panic.  There are opportunities to resit some exams. If you get a D or less you will need to undertake a Pre-GCSE course.