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.
Jamie is an Economist and Historian holding postgraduate qualifications in these subjects from the Universities of St. Andrews and Durham in the U.K. He specialised in a wide range of historical periods but especially Scottish History from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries.
Matthew is a tutor in Science and Mathematics and holds a Pre-Medical Certificate from San Francisco University, USA. He is also a linguist with degrees in modern languages and comparative literature – English, French, Spanish and Italian – from Columbia University, USA and the University of Oxford, U.K. Matthew has been a full-time tutor for [...]
Geography, Sociology Alex holds a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from University College, London (UCL). Following his doctoral research, Alex completed a post-graduate training in teaching and has 20 years of tutoring experience in Geography, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Geology and Sociology. He continues to work as a lecturer for the M.Sc. course in Applied and [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Patrick is Greene’s Head of Mathematics (the Senior Mathematician). He is a graduate of the University of Oxford where he was awarded a master’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics. He also completed a post-graduate qualification in Mathematics Education at the Department of Education, University of Oxford.
Matthew has a Masters degree in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge and a D.Phil. in Mathematics from the University of Oxford. Since he was awarded his doctorate in 2011, Matthew has been tutoring Mathematics at all levels for Greene’s. Mathew’s D.Phil. was on Graph Theory, the title being ‘Cycles in edge-coloured graphs and sub-graphs [...]
Anders holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, USA in Psychology and is also a specialist in Environmental Science – his first degree from the University of Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Anders’ specialist area is Sports Psychology – training athletes to achieve effective and healthy mental approaches to achieve peak performance. In 1996 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Angus lectures in English Literature at the University of Oxford, UK from where he was also awarded his D.Phil. for his work on James Joyce. Angus has numerous publications to his name covering a wide spectrum of English Literature. He has also written on comparative literature specialising in the works of Marcel Proust. Angus achieved [...]
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 [...]
John is a graduate of Cornell University in the USA. During his time at Cornell John also found time to row for the USA in three consecutive world championships. Now in Oxford, John rowed for the university and completed his University of Oxford, Master’s Degree in Sociology. John specialises in Psychology and Sociology tuition and [...]
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 [...]
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.