Fast-Track A Level Courses, An Overview

Did you know that we offer an exciting range of Fast Track A Level courses? These are one-year distance learning courses that we have developed so that students can complete a full A Level course in half the normal time.

So if you’re looking to quickly complete your required A Levels to take up a University place that you’ve delayed by one year, or if you’re simply looking for a new challenge, why not consider one of our amazing one year A level courses?

We offer an unbelievable range of Fast Track A Levels at unbeatable prices, including:- Accounting, Ancient History, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, English Language, English Literature, History, Classical Civilisation, Law, Mathematics, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies and Sociology.

Q: Are your Fast Track A Level Courses recognised by UCAS?

A: Yes, all of our Fast Track A Level Courses carry with them UCAS points : your end grade determines how many points exactly you will be rewarded.

If you are a student of any age looking to achieve more A Levels, better grades on your A Levels or simply gaining an A Level for the first time, distance learning is a flexible and cost-effective alternative to attending a traditional college.

Our distance learning is ideally suited to those who enjoy the flexibility to study at their own pace and at hours of the day to suit their working / family lives. So it doesn’t matter if you’re a first-time student or are re-sitting exams for entry to university, you will find our Fast Track courses ideally suited to your needs. Our Fast Track A Level courses let you work at your own pace, at a time and place that suits you – with online portals and downloadable course materials, you can study through the night if you chose to do so!

Although you can study at home in your own time, when it comes to taking the exams you must do so in the traditional manner in order to achieve the qualification from the governing body for the course you choose. All our A Level courses include physical examinations that are currently held during the summer exam period, which is during the months of May and June each year.

Students are required to sit their exams at an Examination Centre as a Private Candidate, and we offer full information about where/how you can book and sit these exams as part of your online learning material during your course sign-up.

( Source: https://www.oxfordcollege.ac/courses/fast-track-level-courses-online/ )

Why Learning From Home Was Right For Me

A Review of Oxford Learning College

As a single working parent, my options are automatically limited to how much I can better myself and move forwards in my life.

Or so others were always keen to tell me. And, in truth, so I always believed myself. But last year I was dissatisfied with my job (actually I had been increasingly so for a number of years) and feeling frustrated with my ‘lot’ in life.

That general feeling of unhappiness and unfulfillment had actually been with me for several years, and I started to realise that the only way out of this feeling was to look for an opportunity to learn new skills, that in themselves would open up new potential careers doors.

I couldn’t go to college full-time, on two fronts actually, with having kids and with needing to work full-time to maintain our house and pay all the bills. But what about part-time learning?

I started to look at local part-time learning opportunities, but was quickly very dissatisfied with what I found – I didn’t want to learn creative writing or take a class just to fill my time, I wanted to learn new skills and develop a new career.

After turning to my family and friends for advice, I decided it was sensible to plan my chosen learning around my desired new career, and as I’d done well in maths and business at school I decided to pursue accountancy. Although it seemed like nothing more than a ‘pipe dream’ when I began to plan it, once I’d looked at the courses available it became obvious that it could be an actual life plan, and I immediately began to feel the sense of fulfillment and excitement that my life had been missing.

After realising that I wasn’t going to find the right set of courses locally to me, so I began to explore the world of online learning. What an eye opener! The freedom to study at home in my own time, and in my own home – so no need to worry about childcare for the kids, nor about giving up my job…..this was the perfect solution, and I was kicking myself for not thinking of it sooner!

My research soon led me to look at Oxford Learning College – they had a combination of good reviews and good courses on offer at realistic prices, and so I was soon certain that this was the right place for me to begin my new learning journey.

I chose to do an Accredited Level 3 Diploma in Accounting Studies, knowing that I could move through to relevant Accredited Levels 4 + 5 Diplomas if I then wanted to. The course was online so easy to follow, with study materials, access to tutors, and help whenever I needed it. I couldn’t be happier with my eventual choice, and I hope that your choice to use Oxford Learning College is made a little easier knowing that people like me have taken the time to give them such positive reviews and feedback!

( Source: https://www.oxfordcollege.ac/product/accredited-level-3-accounting-diploma/ )

Online Learning and its Advantages

 Is online learning beneficial?

The benefits of online learning include:

  • Convenience- One of the benefits is the convenience as you don’t have to be in the same room as the teacher so you have the convenience that you can use a phone, tablet, laptop, computer to learn from wherever you are so you don’t have to travel to be in a classroom.
  • Flexible- Online learning helps those trying to balance family, work and education. With online learning, they don’t have to worry about being in class which means you can move your learning time to fit around your life.
  • Affordable- Online learning is affordable as you don’t have to spend money on fuel, childcare expenses or even meals as the learning takes place in your own home(or where ever you want it to). You don’t have to commute to school and students can have discussions without having to be in the same room. A computer and internet access is the only thing you need which is a small cost compared to
  • Own pace learning- As the learning is done online the learning can be done as fast or as slow as you want as the work is available all the time online.
  • Fun and easy- With online learning, teachers can invite guests into their classes to help demonstrate key points. This would make the learning more fun, however, these lessons could only be viewed through the use of the right platform – so make sure you’ve got the right technology to get the best learning experience.
  • Enhance interaction- Online learning gives students a chance to interact with their teachers compared to students in the classroom. This offers shy or introverted students a chance to participate in discussions with ease rather than in class sessions. Some shyer students have reported that online courses are simpler to focus on as they’re not distracted by anyone. Online learning is also beneficial to teachers as it allows them to know more about each student or his or her learning patterns than they would in their classes.

How effective is online learning?

It improves the self discipline of the student as they have to organise their own study time being in charge of their learning. The exams have shown this to be effective as the students have achieved better or similar scores to traditional students, partly because they have more time they choose to study in.

Being able to learn anywhere makes it effective as you don’t need to waste time commuting to the school/college and that time can be used to study more.

What courses can I learn Online?

With Oxford Learning College there are many courses you can study ranging in grade from iGCSE to A level, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 diplomas and BTEC HND. The courses can be anything from Psychology to childcare and zoology. More courses and information can be found on the website here- https://www.oxfordcollege.ac/news/courses/

How does online/distance learning work?

Studying online can offer you greater flexibility, making it easier for you to study without disrupting your personal and professional life.

Much of your teaching will be in the form of video lectures and we break these down into relatively short episodes to help you to be flexible in planning your studies. All of the videos are available when you start your course and you can watch and re-watch them whenever you wish.