Pre-A level

An introduction to the UK Further
Education system

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Pre-A level is designed as an introduction to the UK Further Education system and follows a similar approach to GCSE, but with a duration of one year or less. Students experience a wide range of subjects which prepares them to progress to study A level, although this programme is also suitable for students wishing to progress to study UFP if they are of the appropriate age. 


Pre-A level offers students the opportunity to improve their English prior to moving to more advanced study and students should expect to take external exams in English and Maths. At Guildhouse School, we offer both September and January starting points for Pre-A level.

Pre-A level Attributes

Introduces a student to UK teaching and prepares them for further study

Improved subject knowledge for university preparation programmes ​

English fluency and proficiency ready for university preparation programmes

Enhanced study skills required to excel in a chosen university preparation programme

Builds personal confidence and independence

Improved collaborative skills

Subject Choice and Structure

This programme will give you the basic skills and knowledge needed to start a university preparation programme. Students take a range of compulsory subjects. 

September & January Start Subjects

Compulsory subjects
A Creative Subject
Physical Education


“London is the best city to get experience in economics and business. The Bloomberg Lab is a great opportunity to learn about the financial sector, which is one of the main reasons I chose this school. My teachers are very supportive and teach you techniques and different
situations useful for university and your future career.”

Harry from Vietnam went on to study Computer Science at the University of Leicester

Guildhouse School Testimonials

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