A Levels

Study A Levels at LILA* College, part of the David Game College Group

Academic excellence in a convivial atmosphere. LILA* College brings together David Game College’s record of exceptional performance with LILA*’s expertise in international education, to give you a nurturing, supportive and intellectually stimulating setting to complete your A Levels.

  • 99% of our students went on to University
  • 38% of students achieved grades A*-A in 2023 (UK average is 27.2%)
  • 70% of students secured a place at a Russell Group university
  • 87% of students achieved grades A-C in 2023 (UK average is 76%)
  • 55% of students went on to study Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science

Why study A Levels at LILA* College?

University-inspired experience

A Level students can get involved in LILA*’s social programmes, experience the best of what Liverpool has to offer, and sample the independence of student life, within a caring, family-style environment.

Varied enrichment activities

Take part in a variety of academic, sporting, and cultural activities outside the classroom to connect with other students, enhance your university application, and feel at home in Liverpool, in the UK, and at LILA*.

Personal support

Every student is assigned a personal tutor for ongoing academic and pastoral support. But our whole team is approachable, friendly, and genuinely cares about you and your success — we get to know you to give you tailored guidance when you need it.

Guidance on your next steps

We’ve got an expert University Applications Team which includes a former university admissions tutor. When the time comes to apply, we’re here to give you 1:1 advice about your next steps, feedback on your personal statement, and support to prepare you for interviews, to maximise your chance of securing a place on your first-choice course. And it works — 99% of our students went on to university.

Achieve your potential

We see your potential and pride ourselves on helping you realise it. Every member of our team is dedicated to your success, and will encourage you to aim high and expand what you thought was possible — whatever your previous academic performance.

Flourish through learning at LILA* College

Studying A Levels with us equips you with a world-class, internationally recognised education, and with the confidence, independence and international mindset to prepare you for a bright future.

City centre location

Visit the World Museum on your lunch break, take a walk around the docks… Outside of lesson times, Liverpool is yours to explore.

International community

We’re a diverse and inclusive college — students come from all over the world, so you can forge friendships across borders and across cultures.

New experiences

Make the most of your time here by getting involved in our social and activity programme, trying new things, and connecting with your classmates!

What A Levels can I study at LILA* College?

We offer a variety of A Level courses — all taught by subject matter experts — so you can pick and choose the combination that suits your interests and goals.

Students usually take three or four subjects in the first year and three in the second year. If you’re unsure what combination is right for you, we’re here to help you make the best choices — just get in touch for a chat.

Add elite football training to your A Level studies

Always dreamed of being able to score a long distance goal like Gerrard?

Now you can — keen footballers can add elite training at the Steven Gerrard Academy to their A Level programme. Exclusive to LILA* College!

  • Play in competitive matches
  • Study sport science
  • Receive world-class football coaching
  • Tailored nutrition and training programmes
  • Graduates go on to university or join football clubs

Entry requirements

  • At least 5 GCSEs at grades 9 – 4 / A – C (including Maths and English, or equivalent qualification)
  • IELTS minimum level 5.5 with no modules below 5
  • Age 16+

Need additional English language support?
At LILA* College you’ve got access to award-winning English language teaching to grow your confidence.

Course length

Our students come from a wide range of academic backgrounds, so students can choose the most suitable pathway for their needs.

Two years18 months
This is the ‘traditional’ route, suitable for students who’ve completed GCSEs or equivalent qualifications.A more intensive programme for students who’ve completed GCSEs or AS Levels (or international equivalent).
Start: September 2024Start: January 2024
End: June 2026 (option to take AS Levels in June 2025)End: June 2025

Course fees

Domestic studentsInternational students
One subject£4,260 per year
Two subjects£8,260 per year
Three subjects£12,500 per year£24,360 per year
Four subjects£14,480 per year
Steven Gerrard Academy (add on)£11,875 per year£11,875 per year

Application process


Complete our Application form and Medical and SEN declaration form, and send it to us with a copy of your passport and certificates/transcripts of your academic results.


If you meet the entry requirements, we’ll invite you for an interview so we can learn more about you, your goals, and your potential, and you can meet us and learn more about studying at LILA* College.

Welcome to the family!

We’ll offer you a place or let you know why your application was unsuccessful within two working days. Once you’ve accepted the offer and paid your deposit, we’ll start the visa sponsorship process (if applicable) and get ready to welcome you!

Study A Levels at LILA* and…

  • Achieve your potential
  • Apply to top UK universities
  • Make international friendships