A levels are internationally recognised qualifications. Universities in many countries will accept three A level A-C grades as meeting the admissions criteria across a wide range of courses.
A levels are all taught in small groups of shared tuition.
At Greene’s there is a core list of CIE A levels – shown in the table below – from which students can chose any three.
Core A level subjects
Science A levels also require additional time for practical work – typically about three hours per week.
CIE A level exams take place in November and May/June of each year and each A level course is divided into two parts: A first year part called “AS” and a second year part called “A level”. Students generally take their AS exams at the end of their first year of A level study and their A level exams at the end of their second year. If needed, AS exams can be retaken the following November or May/June during the student’s second year of A level study at Greene’s.
Additional CIE A level choices available include: Business, German, Global Perspectives, Law, Portuguese, Sociology, Spanish.
Greene’s can also accept students for A level subjects that are not offered by CIE but are offered by other A level examination boards such as AQA, Edexcel or OCR.
Fees for these additional subjects and examination boards are generally higher and all tuition is individual. For several of these additional subjects availability is dependent on suitable facilities and tutor arrangements being possible. Fee supplements will be due for subjects that require coursework and materials & equipment.
When you come to Greene’s, the College Principal will meet you for an initial interview and assessment to discuss your interests and goals and confirm your selection of A level subjects. Subject assessments may be set up to determine the degree of support you will need and the corresponding fee. The College Principal will then assign you to a Personal Tutor who will be your academic mentor throughout your course. Our Personal Tutors are responsible for providing you with strategic guidance with your studies, monitoring your academic progress through weekly meetings, helping you to develop your independent study skills and ensuring your general welfare.
Sarah completed her doctoral research in 2018, at Oxford Brookes University, on early modern melancholia and present day depression in literature. Before gaining her Ph.D. she gained her B.A. from the University of Buckingham in English Literature and French, and then went on to gain her M.A. Sarah’s lecturing and tutoring experience has been extensive [...]
Saif tutors Biology and Chemistry and has been running Biology A level practicals at Greene’s for the last two years. He is a passionate tutor and keen scientific researcher – even building his own artificial coral reef. Saif has a First Class Honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of Manchester, U.K. and a doctorate [...]
Brian teaches English Literature and Government & Politics. He did his undergradaute, masters and doctorate degrees at Oxford and his academic research specialism is the Old Icelandic language. Brian frequently acts as an examiner for several of the major examination board and is passionate about education and the tutorial method of learning. Brian is also [...]
Cressida has a post graduate Master’s qualification in Classics (Latin and Ancient Greek) from the University of Cambridge, U.K. that was followed by a Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham, U.K. on the literature of Sophocles. Cressida is currently a lecturer in Classics at the University of Oxford, and has a long list of publications [...]
Margaret has undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Nuroscience from the University of Indiana (U.S.) and is currently working on her D.Phil. on Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. Margaret brings a wealth of undergraduate and further education tutoring experiences to Greene’s. She has worked with undergraduate students from a third-year cognitive psychology course and [...]
Agnieszka teaches both Government & Politics and Law. She holds an M.A.and LL.M. in law as well as a Ph.D. from Oxford Brookes where she was a univesity lecturer. Agnieszka is passionate about tutoring and runs the College’s debating society.
Rowena is a chemist and after having received First Class Honours in Chemistry at the University of Oxford she went on to complete a Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham on “Zeolites and other molecular sieves for chromate remediation”. Rowena has been tutoring in Chemistry for the last ten years and during that time was [...]
Morag has been teaching for over 20 years – including the last two years at Greene’s – and is an Examiner in Business Studies for Edexcel. She has a wide experience of tutoring at a number of further education colleges. Morag is especially clear in her ability to identify weaknesses in examination technique and to [...]
Jenny has postgraduate qualifications from both the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. From Oxford Jenny was awarded her Masters degree in Classics (Latin and Ancient Greek) and from Cambridge a post-graduate teaching qualification. Jenny has almost 30 years of experience teaching Latin and Ancient Greek in range of top schools in the U.K.
Angus lectures in English Literature at the University of Oxford, U.K., and has been working for Greene’s since 2011. Angus was awarded his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford for his doctoral research on James Joyce, and he has numerous publications to his name, covering a wide spectrum of English Literature. He has also written [...]
Julian has a Master’s Degree in Engineering and a Post-graduate qualification in Education from the University of Oxford. Since then he has taught Physics at a range of top independent schools in the U.K. and has been tutoring at Greene’s for the last three years. Julian is an experimental Physicist who strongly believes in learning [...]
Geography, Sociology Alex began his academic career began when he gained a B.Sc. from the City of London Polytechnic in Geography in 1989. From there he went to University College, London to complete a M.Sc. in Micro-palaeontology. Remaining at University College for his doctoral research, he was then awarded his Ph.D. in Geological Sciences. Alex [...]
Anne completed her joint honours postgraduate qualification in Physics and Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge, U.K. in 1995. Since then she has been tutoring at a range of colleges in different places and has been at Greene’s for the last three years tutoring Physics and Mathematics. Anne is a highly experienced professional tutor [...]
Having studied and worked in many different countries, Lamine has a wide international education and experience. He holds a BSc qualification in Computer Science from Oxford Brookes and has been teaching Mathematics in the UK and at a range of levels for over 15 years. His particular area of interest is Decision Mathematics and logical [...]
Meryl holds a B.A. in French and English Literature from the Université Lumières, Lyon II, and an M.A. in Film and Media Studies from Oxford Brookes. Following this, Meryl has taken an M.A. in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, a master’s degree validated by the University of Middlesex. Meryl is an experienced and enthusiastic tutor, who [...]
An extremely accomplished actor and a graduate of the University of London, Kieran is an extremely experienced English Language teacher. He specialises in all aspects of English Language tuition including IELTS preparation and holds the prestigious CELTA qualification for teaching English Language. After an extensive career in television, film and theatre, Kieran has taught English [...]
Emily has a BA in Cell and Systems Biology from the University of Oxford and has been tutoring Chemistry and Biology at Greene’s for a wide range of students. She is currently working on her D.Phil – also at the University of Oxford – and coaches athletics for competitive running. She is particularly keen on [...]