About Us

About The College

Our aim is to offer a wide range of subjects, in personalised and focused classroom environment.

We are unique, as we are dedicated to working with upper high school students only. We have also decided to focus on AS (year 1) and A2 (year 2) examinations, as they are both rigorous and more widely accepted by universities than the IB diploma.

In addition to the academic, we also have built-in a compulsory community, sport, and service programs to help develop the whole student. If your child wants a school dedicated to their specific needs, please get in touch.

John WoodberryMA Bath)

John Woodberry

John Woodberry

A-Level College Head Teacher

Head Teacher

A graduate of the University of Bath and Bristol John came to Shanghai in 2004. He worked at BISS, Pudong for four years becoming a deputy head of school. Soon afterward, he started up his own business helping students prepare for international exams. TiC has since worked with students from across the region helping them reach their goals.

He set up The A-Level College to cater to the needs of students looking for a more flexible and student-centric way of learning. If you would like to find out more, please get in touch to book a meeting online or in person. 

Our flexible online courses let you shape your A-Levels around your life, whether you’re fast-tracking your course for university entry or taking it slow to fit around your job and family. You can set your own timetable, study from anywhere, and get help whenever you need it from your expert tutor.

Although your A-Level course is fully online, you’ll sit the same in-person exams at the same time as all the other A-Level students in the UK. Your results, transcript, and qualification will be exactly the same – just like if you’d studied in school.

You don’t need any previous qualifications to enroll on most of our A Level courses, so whether you’re looking to address gaps in your school education or prepare for college or university, we’re here to help you achieve your goals.



Our Mission

We are a community-driven initiative that helps fellow students access the resources they need irrespective of their financial means.

Our Vision

To enable all students and teachers thrive no matter thier location and academic level. 

When we moved to Shanghai my daughter Rebecca started the IB program in an international school however after 4 weeks she realised that the program was not suited to her. We then started to look for an alternative for Rebecca; this is when we found the option of taking ALevels in Shanghai. They offered a wide range of subjects and were very helpful. Rebecca is now in the process of completing her ALevels and is very happy with her subjects and her tutors. She enjoys the lessons and feels like the tutors really care about helping her to achieve her potential


I started the IB at an international school in Shanghai but the course did not suit me; I found it very difficult to study so many subjects in detail. I am really enjoying my ALevel subjects and am very glad that I changed to doing ALevels instead of the IB. There are a wide range of subjects to choose from and the tutors are so helpful; they really take the time to make sure I understand the topics we are covering in my lessons. In the run up to my exams the tutors were very keen to help me with past exam questions and gave me valuable exam tips


Flexible Study 

Studying online gives you the freedom you need to take control of your learning. You can set your study schedule and learn at your own pace, quickly shaping your course around your work, family, social life, and other commitments.

You'll have a dedicated personal tutor you can get in touch with whenever you need help - just send them a message online or arrange a phone call. No question is too small.

Plus, if you're studying English or Maths, you'll be able to join live online classes led by our in-house teachers, allowing you to learn and ask questions in real-time.

All our tutors are fully qualified UK teachers with extensive experience in their subject, so you'll get the best of both worlds: the outstanding education and support you'd expect in a classroom with all the flexibility of online learning.