A levels

Latest information

We are pleased to offer this Sixth Form provision as part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring that learners are able to access advance level studies and ultimately, access high level careers in the most burgeoning industries.

The Academy of Advanced Technology will offer A-level qualifications in a diverse and dynamic environment that will propel young people into technical careers equipped with maturity and academic excellence.

Why choose A Levels?

Advanced level qualifications

The Academy of Advanced Technology is offering advanced level qualifications in a diverse and dynamic environment that will propel our young people into technical careers equipped with maturity and academic excellence.

Strong partnerships

Delivered in partnership with the South East Institute of Technology (SEIoT) and working closely with key local employers, students will have access to work placements, apprenticeships and exclusive interviews for degree apprenticeships.

Support and guidance

Our teachers hold drop-in sessions for each department to offer extra help or support to any who need it. Each course also has regular assessments to ensure that all our students have a good sense of their strengths and areas of development.

Our subjects

A Levels
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Engineering
  • Computing
  • IT
  • Economics
  • English
T Levels
  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Digital & IT

About the Academy

South Essex College of Further and Higher Education is pleased to offer this new Sixth Form provision, driving young people towards education in areas that will prepare them for entry to the most burgeoning industries.

A Level FAQ

The entry requirements for the Academy are 5 GCSEs at Grade 6 or above, including Maths and English Language.

The first cohort for the Academy will commence classes in September 2024.

You can select to study 3 or 4 A Levels, depending on your GCSE grades.

Our aim is to inform all students about the outcome of their application before the end of April 2024.

Thurrock campus exterior
Thurrock campus

High Street,
Grays,
Essex,
RM17 6TF,
United Kingdom.

Centre for Digital Technologies – Basildon

South Essex College,
College Way,
Basildon,
SS14 1GP.
If you are using a Sat Nav, please use postcode SS14 1DF.

A Level open events

We look forward to welcoming you to our open events for our A Level offering at South Essex Academy of Advanced Technology. During the event we will discuss your subject options and pathways that will give you the academic anchor on your journey to success.

South Ockendon

  • 17 April 2023
  • 5pm–7pm
  • Aveley Community Hub and Library,
    Recreation Ground, High Street
    Aveley, South Ockendon
    RM15 4BX.
Register

Thurrock

  • 18 April 2023
  • 5pm–7pm
  • Thurrock Campus,
    High Street,
    Grays,
    RM17 6TF.
Register

Upminster

  • 2 May 2023
  • 5pm–7pm
  • New Windmill Hall,
    St Mary’s Lane,
    Upminster,
    RM14 2QH
Register

Basildon

  • 4 May 2023
  • 5pm–7pm
  • Basildon Campus,
    Centre of Digital Technologies,
    College Way,
    Basildon,
    SS14 1GP.
Register

Success stories

Celebrating Success 2022: Maison Lundrigan

Celebrating Success 2022: Maison Lundrigan

Course studied

Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 3 Diploma

It’s a great college, especially for people with disabilities. The support I received from my tutor Charlie was brilliant. I really enjoyed the practical, hands-on aspect of the course.

Maison Lundrigan was named Motor Vehicle Student of the Year for his dedication and the consistent hard work he put into his studies.

The 18-year-old was praised for the high quality of his work and the fact that he was the first to pass his online exams. 

He has excelled during his time at the college, so much so, he is now embarking on a three-year apprenticeship programme at the college.

Maison has achieved all this despite living with additional needs.

He said it felt ‘brilliant’ to win the award and ‘it’s made me realise that I can achieve even with my disability.’

He added: “I chose the college because it offered the right course for me.

“It’s a great college, especially for people with disabilities. The support I received from my tutor Charlie was brilliant. I really enjoyed the practical, hands-on aspect of the course.”

Maison is now looking forward to his apprenticeship so he can pursue his dream of becoming a car mechanic.

His tutor said: “He is a pleasant and well-mannered young man that any college or employer would be pleased to have. Maison has a very bright future ahead of him.”

Celebrating Success 2022: Luke Lambert

Celebrating Success 2022: Luke Lambert

Course studied

Performing and Production Arts (Musical Theatre) Level 3 Extended Diploma

I have enjoyed receiving honest feedback and having the opportunity to grow as a performer. Tutors really encourage their students.

Performing Arts Student of the Year, Luke Lambert, has won his award because in every respect, his development and improvement has been outstanding.

Luke said that he feels extremely proud and grateful for the recognition. 

He said: “I chose to study at the college because I went to the open day with my parents. We were all really excited by the course and impressed by Richard and his ambition for his students.”

He added: “The course has been great for learning professional etiquette, as well as the actual training. I have enjoyed receiving honest feedback and having the opportunity to grow as a performer. Richard and Neil really encourage their students.” 

Luke’s tutor said: “Luke is an outstanding student. The development of his skills set during his time at this college is phenomenal which has been rewarded by casting him in the lead of the cohorts FMP production of ‘Spring Awakening’. As a result of his continuous diligence and want to improve, he has achieved offers from four top London Drama Schools to study Musical Theatre, Bird College, Arts Educational, Italia Conti and Guildford Conservatoire (GSA). This is far above what was expected at the beginning of his training. 

“He has demonstrated that he is highly motivated to succeed in this industry and aspires to always do his best. He is polite and well-mannered at all times to both his peers and his tutors. He is extremely well respected  by his cohort. He is always supportive of them and goes out of his way to help them. 

“He has become a very influential member of the group in so many positive ways. Behaviour, focus and attention to detail is impeccable and cannot be faulted. He has met every deadline for both practical and academic tasks. A faultless time at this college.”

Luke will be studying for a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre at ArtsEd in London from September and his ultimate ambition is to be performing leading roles in the West End. 
 

Celebrating Success 2022: Zoe Souto

Celebrating Success 2022: Zoe Souto

Course studied

Animal Care Level 2 Diploma

Zoe Souto, 17, from Rayleigh, studied Level 2 Animal Care at the college’s Southend campus.

She was nominated for the award for her excellent attendance and attitude to college life and for completing work before deadlines to a very high standard.

Her tutor said: “Zoe is a very calming influence on the group. She keeps up-to-date with all work and goes above and beyond what is expected.

“Zoe may be hearing impaired but she never lets that act as a barrier to her learning and does everything to a great standard. I often have to set her work from level 3 to keep her ticking over.”

Zoe said: “I feel so proud of myself and surprised as I didn’t expect to be nominated, let alone win. I enjoyed all the support that was given during my course and have always been made to feel at home at the college.”

Zoe’s ambition for the future is to run her own pet services business or run her own cattery.