Combined Studies Programme

Our combined studies programme provides an alternative for students to the traditional A-Level route. It leads directly into a university degree or a egree with foundation year at selected universities.

The combined studies programme can be undertaken over one or two years, and comprises two optional subject strands, each worth 37.5% of the overall score, and a compulsory key skills strand worth 25%. Alongside subject content, the breadth and structure of the course develops language, knowledge, ICT and learning skills, which are essential skills for degree level study.

The programme is modular and examinations are taken in December, March and June with one re-sit opportunity in the June series. This allows students to build up their score and have a good idea of the level they are achieving as the course progresses.

Combined Studies programme entry requirements.

List of Pathways

  • Business & Economics
  • Business & Finance
  • Business & Humanities
  • Creative Arts & Business
  • Creative Arts & Humanities
  • Creative Arts
  • Engineering
  • Science

Universities accepting the Combined Studies Programme are below:

  • Aston University
  • Chester University
  • Keele University
  • Teesside University
  • Plymouth University
  • University of Dundee (Engineering degree courses only)

Academics from the three universities visit the college and run workshops in subject areas such as Business, Product Design, Engineering and Science.

Teesside University run a three day residential course in which students are able to use state of the art equipment and investigate real life scenarios and projects. This compulsory unit is assessed and students gain university credits towards the Combined Studies Programme.