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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.

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Introduction to Master's Level Study (Academic Threshold Concept Module)

University of Kent, Centre for Professional Practice
Online Open Enrollment United Kingdom Canterbury

Academic Threshold Concept Module [+]

A-level 2017. The module, Academic Threshold Concept (Introduction to Master's Level Study), introduces you to the concepts and skills required for successful study of the Master's Programmes. This is an online module, no attendance is required. To access the module you will be using a virtual learning resource on Moodle, the University of Kent's Virtual Learning Environment. This is a self-guided resource comprising three parts: •Part I: An introduction to the skills needed to research and write assignments at Masters' level. •Part II: An introduction to concepts of learning on the Centre for Professional Practice Master's programmes. •Part III: Assessment details if you are taking this module to gain academic credits. You develop and demonstrate skills in the following areas: the ability to communicate clearly in written formats in academic and professional workplace settings; manage complex information effectively and present this using a comprehensive range of learning resources; demonstrate a capacity for autonomous learning and the ability to access professional resources as appropriate. By the end of the taught sessions you will be able to understand the academic concepts required to advance professional practice in regards to scholarship; apply conventions and techniques of academic writing to interpret knowledge and practice within a professional context; demonstrate the ability to apply academic concepts to advance professional knowledge and practice, and to develop new ideas through scholarship. On successful completion of the module you will gain 15 credits. For those external to the University of Kent and wishing to gain credits, the cost... [-]

A Levels

Cardiff and Vale College
Campus Full time 32 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

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. [+]

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A-Levels

Llandrillo Menai International
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Rhôs-on-Sea Bangor Llangefni + 2 more

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. [+]

A-level 2017. A Levels Category: A Levels and International Baccalaureate Subject: A Levels 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. Approximately 700 students take part in A level study each year at the College. 98.5% of our students pass their A Levels with us compared to a national average of 98.1%. 20% of students score A*- A grades. 60% of students score A*- C grades. The A Level Subjects popular with our International students include: Accounting Art & Design (5 options) Biology Business Studies Chemistry Design and Technology English Language English Literature French Geography Government & Politics History Law Mathematics ( inc Further Maths option) Physics Psychology World Development Sociology The International Office team and our teachers can advise you on which A Level subjects to choose to progress to the University of your choice. Our A level teachers are experts in their field, many holding Doctorates in their subjects. They only teach students over the age of 16, so are focused on getting you to University and do not have to worry about students studying at lower levels. Facilities at the College are first class with well-equipped laboratories and workshops for our... [-]

A Level Courses

MPW
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge London Birmingham + 2 more

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. [+]

MPW has been welcoming international students for more than 15 years. With around 150 spaces for new international students available each year across the Group, MPW has a vibrant international community that benefits from interacting with the predominantly British student body. This provides an ideal learning environment for our international students to establish the language and cultural skills needed to succeed in the highly competitive world of higher education. At MPW we offer the most comprehensive suite of A level options that you will find in any academic institution in the UK. Subjects are offered over three different course durations with no restrictions on subject combination or course length. Here are the A level options offered at MPW: Two-year A level courses (September start) for students who want to apply to the top UK universities. 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. 18-month A level courses (January start) for students who want to apply to the top UK universities. Students normally study 3 A level courses and English (if required) over the period of the course, with an extra AS level as the fourth subject in year 2 if needed for university entrance. One-year A level courses for students who want to transfer from other examination systems (for example, as an IBDP to A level conversion course, or from the HKDSE) or who want to improve on previous A level grades in... [-]

A-Level Courses

Sussex Coast College Hastings
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Hastings

A-Levels are a prestigious qualification and one of the main routes into university in the UK. You can study up to four subjects. [+]

A-level 2017. A-Levels are a prestigious qualification and one of the main routes into university in the UK. You can study up to four subjects. What we can offer you We are committed to helping you make the most of your time with us and will support you with your university application. Our A-Level students have gone on to study at top universities in the UK, Europe and the United States. Our courses are delivered in a friendly and exciting way by our specialist tutors, with a wide range of A-Levels to choose from, including: Biology Business Chemistry Classical Civilisations Economics English Language English Literature Fine Art French Geography Government and Politics Graphic Design History Law Mathematics Further Mathematics Media Studies Physics Philosophy Photography Physical Education Psychology (Forensic) Science Sociology Textiles Entry requirements - 5 GCSEs grades A* -C (including Mathamatics) or the equivalent from your home country - IELTS 5.5 including 5.5 for writing, or equivalent [-]

Mathematics, A Level

Richard Huish College
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Taunton

Do you like Maths? Do you find it interesting? You can take it for its own sake or as part of a plan for the future. Most of us haven’t thought about it yet. Whatever your thoughts, if you enjoy Maths and are good at it, then it is worth taking. [+]

Mathematics A Level Full-time Examining Board: EDEXCEL Do you like Maths? Do you find it interesting? You can take it for its own sake or as part of a plan for the future. Most of us haven’t thought about it yet. Whatever your thoughts, if you enjoy Maths and are good at it, then it is worth taking. Maths will equip you with the skills of logical analysis, deduction, problem solving, data handling and modelling that are required in a wide range of careers. Here are some of the topic areas we cover: Pure Maths Statistics Mechanics Decision Maths The course is exciting and interesting and has helped me with my other A Levels, such as Chemistry, where Maths is a great help. Gabrielle, A Level Mathematics student To do this course you need the following: Standard college entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English Language We recommend that you attain at least a B grade in Higher Maths GCSE [-]

A-Level Courses

Oxford International Education Group
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Oxford London Greenwich Brighton Cambridge Surrey Canada Vancouver + 7 more

The right course for you will depend on your age, your level of academic English and your academic background. [+]

A-level 2017. OUR COURSES IGCSE (PRE-A LEVEL / PRE-IB) A LEVELS (AGE 16+) SUMMER ENGLISH COURSE ( AGES 14-17) The right course for you will depend on your age, your level of academic English and your academic background. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT D'OVERBROECK'S WHAT MAKES D'OVERBROECK'S SPECIAL? There are a number of reasons why studying at d’Overbroeck’s will be a special experience for lots of students compared to their previous schooling or to other schools in the UK. Here are some of the things that our students and parents most frequently mention: The friendly, supportive and relatively informal atmosphere which allows students to feel quickly at ease. The quality of the teaching staff and the wide range of experience beyond education many of them bring to their classes. How well we get to know each of our students, so we can best help them to be successful and happy – both in school and beyond. The way we use our knowledge of our students to guide every individual in their personal and academic development. The quality of feedback on progress for both students and parents and the progress students make The range of extra-curricular activities, educational excursions and other trips on offer. If you come for a visit, then you will be able to experience life at d’Overbroeck’s yourself and judge what you see. On a visit, you might notice some of the following things: Everyone uses first names - students and staff talk to each other as equals The class... [-]

A-Levels (University Preparatory/Access Program)

Boston College UK
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Boston

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. [+]

Find new opportunities and study your A-Levels at Boston College 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. Subjects on offer are: Communications and Culture, Economics, English Literature, Film Studies, Government & Politics, History, Law, Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Students are able to progress to top universities including: York, Durham, Nottingham, King's College London, Warwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds and Leicester. Studying A-Levels at Boston College opens the door to new subjects and opportunities you may not have experienced before. Not only do we offer traditional subjects like Maths, English Literature and History, but also different options like Film Studies, Sociology, Psychology. Our staff has extensive experience in teaching students from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities, and work hard to make learning as interactive as possible. They are well qualified too, with a range of specialist degrees, and postgraduate masters degrees. Our Sixth building provides learners with a dedicated, purpose built, home. It has been designed to promote modern teaching and learning methods, with Smart-boards in every room. See why students from around the world choose to study at Boston College Class Size 15-25 Prerequisite 16 years old, study of an appropriate level and IELTS 5.5 or equivalent Let us prepare you for study at prestigious universities across the world In A-Levels we’re experienced at guiding learners through the UCAS application, helping... [-]

One-year A Level Programme

Cambridge Centre for Sixth-Form Studies
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

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... [+]

A-level 2017. Although subject specifications for A Levels are being reformed, these changes do not impact anyone taking one-year A Level courses starting in September 2015. The familiar specifications continue to be available this year. 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. On this course students take up to three subjects and it is suitable for students who have: completed secondary high school education abroad and need A Levels to enter a British university; completed lower sixth but need to re-cover AS in addition to learning the new A2 material, or want to take new subjects alongside an A2-based programme; taken A Levels but want to re-take. Re-take students generally graduate from CCSS with improved university options and a much clearer understanding of the skills required to make the best of degree-level work. Students are taught by experienced, professional and qualified staff who have considerable expertise in providing successful exam-oriented courses. Our teachers are positive, friendly and expert communicators. They are committed to helping students build confidence and enjoyment from study – essential ingredients of success. Very small group sizes (often two or three students) ensure that the one year option provides virtually bespoke provision. The pace is fast, and students all have a strong drive to succeed, resulting in a dynamic and focused programme. Subject Options Art Biology Business Studies Chemistry Economics English Literature Fashion and Textiles Film Studies French Geography Government and Politics... [-]

A-Level in Science and Maths

New College Durham
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Durham

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. [+]

Chemistry 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. This is done mainly by a mixture of practical and experimental work, some demonstrations, student led learning and discussion as well as teacher centred learning. Full-time students study this subject in combination with other AS/A Levels. It goes well with other sciences, such as Physics and Biology, as well as Maths. It can help with Environmental Science, and can be combined with other subjects including Psychology and Applied Science. Appropriate textbooks are provided. The library has a good selection of books. Students wishing to purchase their own books may like to consider: Chemistry in Context, Hill and Holman, Nelson Chemistry in Focus, Andrew and Rispoli, Hodder and Stoughton A range of Chemistry books and periodicals, including Chemistry Review, is available from the College library. There are also revision guides available at the College Media Store. Materials from the internet and the College’s Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment (NCD Online) are also used. Students are expected to wear lab coats and eye protection, which are supplied, when doing practical work. Biology Biology is a topical and evolving subject and this course covers a variety of areas from evolution and ecosystems to enzymes. Maths The aim is to develop your understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment. It will enable you to... [-]

Biology A level

Exeter College
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Exeter

AS and A Level Biology encourage you to develop essential knowledge and understanding of concepts of Biology and the skills needed for the use of these in new and changing situations. [+]

A-level 2017. What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed? AS and A Level Biology encourage you to develop essential knowledge and understanding of concepts of Biology and the skills needed for the use of these in new and changing situations. You will develop an understanding of scientific method and be aware of those scientific advances in technology that are relevant to the Biological Sciences. You will appreciate the value of and the responsible use of Biology in society. In addition, at A Level you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of facts, principles and concepts from different areas of Biology and learn to make and use connection between them. You will be taught through lectures, group work, practical work, assignment and projects. Videos, IT equipment and visits are used as teaching aids and you will have access to fully equipped laboratories and also IT equipment. Various ongoing assessments are made by tests, essay writing and other exercises which do not contribute to the final exam. Examinations: At AS Level there are 2x 1hour 30 minute written exams and at A Level there are 3x 2 hour written exams. What topics will I study? Year 1 (AS Level): Biological molecules Cells Organisms exchange substances with their environment Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms Year 2 (A Level): Energy transfers in and between organisms Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environment Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems The control of... [-]

UK Sixth Form Studies for International Students: A-Levels

City and Islington College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

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 ... [-]

International A Levels

Loughborough College
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Loughborough

Our International A levels are an excellent option for those international students who wish to follow the traditional pathway to top UK universities. GCE A Levels are one of the world’s most recognised qualifications and, as a result, are highly regarded by universities around the world. [+]

A-level 2017. One of the world’s most recognised qualifications Loughborough College has a strong tradition of academic success. This has been achieved through a combination of outstanding teaching, excellent links with universities, superb facilities, and a robust pastoral care system; enabling each student to achieve his or her true potential. Our International A levels are an excellent option for those international students who wish to follow the traditional pathway to top UK universities. GCE A Levels are one of the world’s most recognised qualifications and, as a result, are highly regarded by universities around the world. Our International A levels give you: The grounding for further study and/or a career in a specialist area A true, high-quality, British educational experience A focused learning journey with a dedicated, personal Learning Coach Access to state-of-the-art facilities in the conveniently located market town of Loughborough Free English language support, alongside your timetabled subjects Membership of the Loughborough Students’ Union – one of the biggest and best students’ unions in the UK, offering fantastic opportunities to join societies, play sport, and meet Loughborough University students There will also be a series of exciting social programmes organised for international students, including trips to London, Old Trafford (Manchester United’s football stadium), local museums, and other cultural and historical sites in the UK. We also offer a tailor made Loughborough College Educational Experience, for students wanting to shadow our A level classes. Please contact us for more information. Anh Nguyen Vietnam “I chose Loughborough College because of... [-]

Cambridge A-Level (Science)

Brickfields Asia College
Campus Full time 18 months January 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Petaling Jaya Selangor + 2 more

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. [+]

The University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the world’s largest provider of international qualifications and their A-Level programme is the most widely recognised Pre-University qualification in the world. Students in over 150 countries pursue CIE examinations each year to gain entry into prestigious universities worldwide, including those in the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. 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. BAC students achieved 4 "Top Students in the World" in 2014 At BAC, students can enrol for: The traditional A-Level route allows students to pursue either 2, 3 or 4 subjects, which can be completed in the course of 18 months. Students may choose from the following subjects: Mathematics Further Mathematics Biology Chemistry Physics Economics [-]

A Level: Business Studies

Kingston College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Kingston upon Thames

You will learn how individuals obtain finance to start a new business and how existing businesses respond to opportunities and threats. [+]

A-level 2017. Business Studies A Level You will develop a good understanding of business issues and obtain the skills necessary to start up your own business. You will learn how individuals obtain finance to start a new business and how existing businesses respond to opportunities and threats. Studying A Level Business Studies will help you develop a range of skills such as analysis and evaluation of written and numerical data, which are skills highly valued by universities and of course by your future employer. Business Studies is a subject for students who have an interest in setting up their own business or who want to learn more about how large companies such as Microsoft operate. Course Content Four units are examined, two for the AS and two more for the full A Level. The AS content focuses on starting up and managing a business. Unit 1 concentrates on the challenges of starting a new business, especially obtaining adequate finance. Unit 2 focuses on managing an existing business, in particular planning staff levels. The emphasis in the second year is on evaluating businesses' strategies to cope with a changing world. Unit 3 deals with the strategies large businesses use in planning their finance, marketing and recruitment policies. Unit 4 concentrates on how businesses respond to changing opportunities and threats. You will broaden and develop your intellectual skills in this subject; you will learn how to analyse financial data, how to construct an argument and how to evaluate the implications of implementing... [-]