Course Levels

At Yeovil College, we will work with you to ensure that you are offered a course appropriate to your abilities, skills and career aspirations. We start at Entry Level study programmes, through to Level 7, which means we have a course and a progression route, which is right for you, regardless of your previous grades and experience. Once you have completed, you can progress to the next level at Yeovil College or our University Centre.


Which Level is best for me?

Your level is determined by the grades you achieve at GCSE. Sometimes, you will not be able to start at a higher level until you have mastered the core skills required at year 1, in subject areas such as Construction and Engineering.

If you do not achieve the grades you had expected, you will be able to start at a slightly lower level and progress through the levels to ultimately achieve your career aspirations.

Course Level Grade Former GCSE Grades Number of GCSEs
3 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 A* – C 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above
2 3, 2, 1 D – G 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above
1 U U No qualifications


A Level entry requirements:

You will need at least five GCSEs at grade 5 or above to study A Levels at Yeovil College, and you will also need to have a strong interest in the subject you have chosen. We will work with you to develop a strong study programme of complementary A Level subjects which will be valued by both universities and/or employers. Depending on which career route you want to follow after your A Levels at Yeovil College will determine some of your subject choices. It may also mean that you are required to hold a higher GCSE grade in a particular subject.