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Individual A level course

(1 to 2 years)

This is a bespoke programme that can be tailored to meet individual pupils’ specific needs very closely. With no fixed start dates and flexible completion times, pupils may start their studies at any point in the year.

All A level subjects are offered, from all exam boards. For subjects with extensive practical work, please contact us in advance to discuss whether we can provide the appropriate facilities. These include, amongst others:

Mathematics Portuguese  History Philosophy
Further Mathematics English Language Geography Religious Studies
Chemistry English Literature Psychology Government and Politics
Biology Classical Civilisation Economics History of Art
Physics Ancient History Law Art and Design
Latin Ancient Greek French Spanish
German Russian Italian Arabic
Accounting Chinese Archaeology Business Studies
Japanese Sociology Sports Science Hebrew


The exam-focused curriculum is taught in individual sessions by experienced tutors, ensuring that each pupil’s strengths and weaknesses are noted and addressed, that they are fully engaged at all times, and that they receive constant, constructive feedback. Even the exam boards are chosen on an individual basis during the course to reflect previous qualifications and different learning styles.

There is also regular exam practice, and arrangements are made for at least five hours of additional supervised study per week. Monthly reports are sent home to parents or guardians, detailing pupils’ progress, attendance, and punctuality.

In addition to individual one-to-one A level tuition, pupils at Carfax College receive full UCAS support and careers guidance.

Supplementary tuition

The following options for additional individual tuition are available:

GCSE re-sits

Since universities use GCSE results as part of their selection criteria and expect passes in the core subjects, pupils will sometimes be advised to re-sit certain of their GCSEs. At Carfax pupils can do this alongside their A level studies. Sometimes international pupils who have not completed their general secondary schooling choose to study for a small number of GCSEs at the same time as studying for their A levels. For the more rigorous academic preparation IGCSE can be offered in place of some or all GCSEs.

English Language Supplement

Pupils coming from abroad will often need additional ongoing support to ensure that they maintain and improve their standard of English. Supplementary English lessons also ensure that pupils are properly prepared for the IELTS exam that is taken before entering university. Tuition in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) is conducted on an individual basis, with the number of hours depending on the pupil’s current level of English.

Taking an additional A level subject

Certain universities or courses prefer candidates to take four subjects at A level. Even when this is not the case, a fourth A level will give any candidate a competitive edge. Carfax recommends five hours of tuition per subject per week.

University entrance tests

Some universities, particularly Oxford, Cambridge, medical and veterinary schools as well as American universities, include admissions tests in their entry process. Carfax offers courses of supplementary tuition to prepare pupils for these. SAT, ACT, GMAT, and GRE.

Holiday Tuition

Holiday tuition is available for those who would benefit from it. Carfax is open throughout the year and offers a range of revision and exam preparation courses during Christmas, Easter and summer holidays as well as during all half-terms.