Why study A-levels at Hartpury?

Hartpury College is not like a traditional sixth form college. Studying on our specialist Hartpury College campus offers unrivalled opportunities to expand your horizons and achieve your ambitions, from getting a place at the university you want to opening the door to your dream job.

We’ll give you all the care and support you need but we’ll also treat you as an adult and an individual.

Our A-level offer is unique – combining academic study with a world of enrichment opportunities – and we’re skilled at helping students to balance their elite sport or riding commitments and their studies. You’ll also have access to our exceptional sport, equine and animal and land facilities within a thriving international community. Plus there’s no school uniform of course!

Our students have achieved excellent results with us and many progress on to the UK’s top universities. We’ve even had an Oxbridge offer and other students have gone on to secure sports scholarships in the USA!


Our College sports academies include men’s and women’s rugby and football, rowing, equine, golf, modern pentathlon and netball, while our new multisports academy can support athletes from other disciplines.

For A-level students who wish to combine their studies with their sport, we’re skilled at supporting students to train and compete at an elite level while also achieving their potential off the field. We’re an accredited centre for the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS), which provides funding and support to some of our top performers.

Our A-level students study three A-level for around six hours per week; that’s more teaching hours than the majority of sixth forms and colleges. A-levels are currently selected from three option blocks that have been grouped to maximise choice, with one choice from each block, and dedicated study time is allocated for A-level students living on site.

The A-level timetable is specifically designed to allow students to access compulsory enrichment with opportunities, trips and clubs relating to their area of interest, ensuring they stand out from the crowd when they apply to university or move on to employment.

Some of these enrichment programmes enable students to gain an additional qualification that can boost their UCAS tariff points, such as pre-medicine, while the pre-veterinary programme is popular with A-level students hoping to study veterinary medicine at university. Others enrichment activities include astronomy club, conversational Spanish and recreational sport.

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