A Level Programme (Science)

A Levels are very useful internationally recognized qualifications, which open up new opportunities for you to get a place at universities in UK, Hong Kong, Singapore or Australia. You will need the right A level subjects to get a place on your chosen undergraduate degree and to enable yourself to step forward onto your ideal career path in both Asia and Western countries.

You can choose the fast track bridge programme to complement your current or existing studies and prepare you for the exam or the full-time or extended programme to cover the full curriculum in English.

Our Fast Track A Level Programme (Science)

  • Complete the course within one academic year rather than two
  • IELTS preparation and English for Academic Purposes are compulsory subjects
  • Select three elective subjects from the following: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Maths, Further Maths, Computer Science and Chinese

Structure & Fee

TypeBridge ProgrammeFast Track ProgrammeExtended Programme
DurationOne YearOne YearTwo Years
Teaching mode– Part Time
– Online and Face-to-Face (Summer School)
– Full Time
– Face-to-Face
– Full Time
– Face-to-Face
Teaching Hours415 hours756 hours1512 hours
(756 hours per year)
Feature– Progress report
– Predicted grades
– UCAS Reference
– Supporting documents for student visa application
– Progress report
– Predicted grades
– UCAS Reference
– Supporting documents for student visa application
– Progress report
– Predicted grades
– UCAS Reference
Tuition Fee £13,425 per year£16,200 per year £16,200 per year
Term Installment
(For students who have the right to study in the UK)
Deposit: £1,342
Term payment: £4,027
Duration of agreement: 12 months
Deposit: £1,620
Term payment: £3,645
Duration of agreement: 12 months
Deposit: £1,620
Term payment: £3,645
Duration of agreement: 24 months
Summer School (For international students only)Fee: £2,550
The fee includes a 3 week academic course (more details available on request), accommodation, meals, weekend sightseeing tour, airport transfer & student visa document
N/AN/A
Term DatesTerm 1 ( 22 Feb – 23 May 2021)
Term 2 (30 May – 15 Aug 2021)
Term 3 (23 Aug – 16 Nov 2021)
Summer Term ( 26 Jul – 15 Aug 2021)
Term 1 (23 Aug – 7 Nov 2021)
Term 2 (21 Nov – 27 Feb 2022)
Term 3 (7 Mar – 29 May 2022)
Summer Term ( 26 Jul – 15 Aug 2021)
Term 1 (23 Aug – 7 Nov 2021)
Term 2 (21 Nov – 27 Feb 2022)
Term 3 (7 Mar – 29 May 2022)
Progression– Join our Fast Track A Level programme
– Apply for Sixth form (Year 12) in the UK
– Apply to university in the UK or Hong Kong*
Apply to university (1st year, undergraduate) in the UK and Hong Kong Apply to university (1st year, undergraduate) in the UK and Hong Kong
*dependent on results/predicted grades; university application could be for Foundation or directly for 1st Year undergraduate
Compulsory SubjectsIELTS Preparation
EAP or Chinese as second Language (IGCSE) (discussed at application)
Elective SubjectsBiology, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Maths (A or AS level), Further Maths, Chinese (Select three subjects)
Exam BoardsOxford AQA; Cambridge International Assessment, Pearson Edexcel (Jan, May-Jun)
Class Ratio Online – Small group
Face to Face – Small group
Entry requirementsCompleted Year 2 of Senior High/ Grade 11 + IELTS equivalent of 5.5 or higher
Have taken our entry assessment test
*Please note, there is a charge of £150 for the assessment and subsequent course-counselling session; this can be used as part payment for your course fees.

The Compulsory Subjects

IELTS Preparation (Academic Module)

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a fundamental requirement for non-native speakers of English to study on English medium university programmes. It is a proficiency test which determines your current level of English and assures universities that you are able to follow the degree course content without struggling due to language difficulties. You will need to attain a minimum of band 6 – 6.5 in IELTS to take up your place on a University Undergraduate Degree course, higher for more competitive courses. This preparation course will train you to use your English to achieve the required band score.

English for Academic Purposes

EAP is a support module which does not lead to a test or exam. Instead, it provides you with important elements of academic English to assist you in your studies. This includes the four skills of Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing along with more specific academic skills such as note-taking, research skills, drafting and editing essays (where relevant) and critical thinking. There will also be support given for speaking and plenty of practice of sharing ideas throughout the course as this is essential in any English medium classroom.

Chinese as Second Language

Our Chinese as a Second Language is designed for students who already have a certain knowledge of the Chinese language and who want to consolidate their understanding to progress their education. The course focuses on reading, writing, listening and oral communication. Through their studies, students achieve a thorough understanding of a wide range of registers and styles and learn to communicate appropriately in different situations.

The Elective Subjects

PAS Fast Track A level courses will follow the same curricula as Oxford AQA’s A level subjects for all subjects except Chinese and Computer Science, which will follow that of Cambridge International Assessment. Both exam boards have worked very closely with universities to ensure their qualifications give students the best possible chance to progress and realise their potential.

Maths AS or A Level

Maths constitutes essential subject knowledge for many undergraduate programmes. The content will vary depending on the pathway chosen. This will be discussed further at your application session.

Course Content

Section 1Section 2Section 3
ProofVectorsStatistical sampling
Algebra and functions Quantities and units in mechanicsData presentation and Interpretation
Coordinate geometryKinematicsProbability
Sequences and series Forces and Newton’s lawsStatistical distributions
TrigonometryMomentsStatistical hypothesis testing
Exponentials and logarithms
Differentiation
Integration
Numerical methods

Further Maths

Course Content

Section 1
Core
Section 2
Statistics
Section 3
Mechanics
ProofDiscrete random variables (DRVs) and expectationDimensional analysis
Complex numbersPoisson distributionMomentum and collisions
MatricesType I and Type II errorsWork, energy and power
Further Algebra and FunctionsContinuous random variables (CRVs)Circular motion
Further CalculusChi squared tests for associationCentres of mass and moments
Further VectorsExponential distribution
Polar coordinatesConfdence Intervals
Hyperbolic functions
Differential equations
Trigonometry
Numerical Methods

Physics

Course Content

Section 1
Core
Section 2
Optional
Measurements and
their errors
Astrophysics
Particles and radiationMedical physics
WavesEngineering physics
Mechanics and materialsTurning points in physics
ElectricityElectronics
Further mechanics and
thermal physics
Fields and their consequences
Nuclear physics

Chemistry

Course Content

Section 1
Physical
Chemistry
Section 2
Inorganic
Chemistry
Section 3
Organic
Chemistry
Atomic structurePeriodicityIntroduction to organic chemistry
Amount of substanceGroup 2, the alkaline earth metalsAlkanes
BondingGroup 7(17), the halogensHalogenoalkanes
EnergeticsProperties of Period 3 elements and their oxidesAlkenes
KineticsTransition metalsAlcohols
Chemical equilibria, Le Chatelier’s principle and KcReactions of ions in aqueous solutionOrganic analysis
Oxidation, reduction and redox equationsOptical isomerism
Thermodynamics Aldehydes and ketones
Rate EquationsCarboxylic acids and derivatives
Equilibrium constant Kp for homogeneous systemsAromatic chemistry
Electrode potentials and electrochemical cellsAmines
Acids and basesPolymers
Amino acids, proteins and DNA
Organic synthesis
Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Chromatography

Biology

Course Content

Section
Biological molecules
Cells
Organisms exchange substances with their environment
Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
Energy transfers in and between organisms
Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
The control of gene expression

Computer Science and I.T.

This course to presents up-to-date specifications that focus on the knowledge, understanding and skills students need to progress to undergraduate programme and thrive in the workplace.

Course Content

Section
Fundamentals of programming
Fundamentals of data structures
Fundamentals of algorithms
Theory of computation
Fundamentals of data representation
Fundamentals of computer systems
Fundamentals of computer organisation and architecture
Consequences of uses of computing
Fundamentals of communication and networking
Fundamentals of databases
Big Data
Fundamentals of functional programming
Systematic approach to problem solving

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