Earning high marks on your A-level examinations is quite the accomplishment. Students throughout the UK sit for these examinations as a capstone on their secondary education, following one or two years of study in a variety of subject areas. High A-level scores can mean entrance into top colleges and universities.
What is A-level? A-level is a test that students in the United Kingdom take after Year 13 of secondary education. Students wishing to pursue these examinations must study the subject areas they are pursuing for one or two years in preparation. Sometimes students are required to have earned passing marks in at least five GCSE exams, with some schools requiring particular grades in a subject area to pursue A-level studies.
Universities in the UK will take students’ A-level scores into consideration when deciding if a student can gain entrance and study a particular subject area. A-level scores help students to narrow their field of study and move on to higher education opportunities. A-level education can also help students to find employment after school, giving them a leg-up over students who have earned only their O-levels.
A-level education typically takes two years, although some students may study for only one. Program costs vary depending upon the country and medium of education. It’s best to check with the school in which you’re interested to find out more about their expectations.
Students who have earned A-levels could move on to nearly any career, but most move on to university education. Since A-levels prepare students to learn at a higher plane, students who take them seriously are much better prepared for post-secondary education and the expectations. A-level students will often have some focus on a foreign language, which makes them more attractive to hiring managers and university admissions officers.
A-level education can be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis from a variety of schools. For busy individuals with other priorities, online education can be a fantastic way to study for these tests without having to rearrange your schedule. To get started with a course, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
We offer a wide selection of A level subjects over three different study durations: one year, 18 months and two years. The one-year and two-year course starts in September and the 18-month course starts in January. Students normally study 4 subjects and IELTS English (if required)) in year 1 and continue with three subjects and English (if required) in year 2. [+]
In the UK, this is the most popular way of progressing to your place at University. You will study up to 4 subjects from the range of 45 subjects on offer at our campuses, for a period of 2 years. You will study 4-5 hours per subject each week and also have one to one time with your personal tutor for feedback and support. [+]
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This is a one-year intensive course to improve A-level grades or to allow mature students with appropriate experience to gain A-level qualifications. You can complement your studies with essential GCSEs, as well as compulsory tutorial and skills for life. [+]
A-Levels are a prestigious qualification and one of the main routes into university in the UK. You can study up to four subjects. [+]
Brickfields Asia College (BAC), a Cambridge International Associate Partner is proud to offer the CIE A-Level programme which would enable students to progress into degrees in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Engineering Actuarial Sciences, Pilot, Food Sciences, Forensic Science and Biomedical Sciences amongst others. [+]
You will learn how individuals obtain finance to start a new business and how existing businesses respond to opportunities and threats. [+]
History is fascinating. You can develop your own ideas, examine historical issues and engage in debates. You will analyse sources critically, make comparative judgements and test your opinions. [+]
Physics is a stimulating, exciting and challenging subject. It is important, not only as a subject in its own right, but also as an essential element in all other natural Science, Engineering and Technology. [+]
Choose subjects you are interested in and think you will enjoy. You are then more likely to work hard and achieve good grades. [+]
The right course for you will depend on your age, your level of academic English and your academic background. [+]
A-levels are a traditional route to UK universities. Students take four AS subjects in the first year and can continue with three subjects into the second year if they wish to progress to university. [+]
The CCSS one-year A Level fast-track programme is an exceptional opportunity to gain the gold-standard A Level qualification in just one year... [+]
This course aims to introduce you to Chemistry, show you how this area of science is organised, the way in which its ideas have developed and the evidence for our current ideas. [+]
The College boasts an outstanding record of achievement for A Level students. In 2013, the overall pass rate was an impressive 98% from 1,622 entries – and students achieved a 100% pass rate in 22 subjects. Our dedicated staff and exceptional partnerships with universities have helped... [+]
The A Level programme is studied at Level 3 over a two year period. You will study in a traditional way where your final grades will be based on end of year exams.
The qualification is divided into an AS Level (year 1) and an A2 Level (year 2) which each make up 50% of your overall grade. Most students take 4 subjects in their first year and 3 in their second year. We have 34 subjects available at A Level (22 of which have a 100% pass rate):Biology Business Studies Chemistry Computing Critical and Contextual Studies Dance Drama & Theatre Studies Economics Electronics English Language & Literature English Literature Film Studies Fine Art French Further Mathematics Geography German Government & Politics OCR Graphics History Italian Mathematics Media Studies Music Music Technology Philosophy Photography Physics Psychology Religious Studies Sociology Spanish Textiles Turkish ... [-]