Take your education one step further with our A-Level courses.

We offer a wide range of A-level subjects at affordable prices, available in a flexible and efficient format. As a registered exam centre, you can sit your exams through us and we can arrange for you to sit them whether you’re ashore or afloat. To see the full list of A-Level we offer please see our 2019-2020 academic brochure.


"The resources provided by the Marine Society and my tutor have been very helpful". 

- AB Alex Thomason RN


Before enrolling in any of our A-Level courses, you should hold at least a grade B at GCSE in that subject. We also recommend if you do not hold a grade C or above in English and Mathematics at GCSE, that you enrol in those subjects before moving onto any others.

If you are interested in learning a new subject you could study at AS level. his typically takes one year and is a stand alone qualification. Please be aware that this would not count towards an A-Level qualification. 

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If you're unsure what route to take, our team of experienced education advisors are happy to chat you through the options. You can get in touch by emailing: education@ms-sc.org or calling us on: 0207 654 7050.

How do I enrol?

If you've made your decision and are ready to enrol, please fill out our enrolment form.

When completed, please send the form to education@ms-sc.org.

How much will it cost?

The prices below are inclusive of the learning resource pack and proactive tutor support by distance learning, plus exam entry fee and arrangements to sit at sea, if appropriate.

Table to show prices across subjects and exam boards
Subject and qualification Awarding body Full cost RN/RM cost RFA and RM spouse cost
AS Level Biology Edexcel £332.45 £232.45 £166.23
AS Level Business AQA £337.50 £237.50 £168.75
AS Level Economics AQA £337.50 £237.50 £168.75
AS Level English AQA £325.75 £225.75 £162.88
AS Level English Literature AQA £325.75 £225.75 £162.88
AS Level History AQA £325.75 £225.75 £162.88
AS Level Law AQA £337.50 £237.50 £168.75
AS Level Maths AQA £337.50 £237.50 £168.75
AS Level Psychology AQA £325.75 £225.75 £162.88
AS Level Sociology AQA  £325.75 £225.75 £162.88
A Level Biology Edexcel  £564.90 £414.90  £282.45
A Level Business AQA £534.20 £384.20 £267.10
A Level Economics AQA  £534.20 £384.20 £267.10
A Level English AQA £534.20  £384.20 £267.10
A Level English Literature AQA £534.20  £384.20 £267.10
A Level History AQA £534.20  £384.20 £267.10
A Level Law AQA £559.80  £409.80 £279.90
A Level Maths AQA £566.45  £416.45 £283.23
A Level Psychology AQA £534.20  £384.20 £267.10
A Level Sociology AQA £534.20  £384.20 £267.10

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Can I get help with the cost?

Royal Navy personnel can opt for our instalment payment plan option, which makes it easy to get started – we require just a 20% deposit and £20 fee. It may also be possible to save £175 on your course by applying for Standard Learning Credits. Contact your Learning and Development Centre for more information.

We also have a partnership with Greenwich Hospital, which allows Royal Naval officers an additional £100-£150 towards the cost of GCSE or A-Level study, all of which will help make studying that little bit more affordable.

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