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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 an A-level? An 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. Each A-Level grade is allocated a point score. Universities will make conditional offers to students, on the basis of them achieving a required number of points. 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, having demonstrated the ability to studier to a higher level than GCSE.

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 academic level, students who take them seriously are much better prepared for post-secondary education.

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 and are offered by a wide variety of schools and colleges. For busy individuals with other priorities, online education can be a fantastic way to study for these tests without having to rearrange your schedule or relocate. 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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A Levels

Cardiff and Vale College
Campus Full time 34 weeks September 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

The Advanced Level (A Level) Programme is a traditional academic course and a popular choice for students who would like to gain entry to a British University. You can select up to three subjects, which are studied over two years. Our huge selection of over 30 A Level options range from English Literature to Photography, Biology to Sociology. [+]

The Advanced Level (A Level) Programme is a traditional academic course and a popular choice for students who would like to gain entry to a British University. You can select up to three subjects, which are studied over two years. Our huge selection of over 30 A Level options range from English Literature to Photography, Biology to Sociology.

Our A Level students study at our iconic new City Centre Campus and benefit from fantastic subject specific facilities. These include a dedicated Science, Technology and Mathematics Centre with impressive industry standard specialist laboratories. Our general teaching rooms are also exciting spaces, and all students have access to the huge learning centre for out of lesson study.... [-]


Business Studies A Level

Worthing College
Campus 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Worthing

This course covers all sizes of businesses from those selling locally to those selling globally. All aspects of business will be studied and the many external influences that require decisions, planning and responses. [+]

When do I start studying for this qualification?

September 2018.

For how long will I study?

For two years.

What is this course about?

This course covers all sizes of businesses from those selling locally to those selling globally. All aspects of business will be studied and the many external influences that require decisions, planning and responses.

What topics will I study?

The course follows the structure of establishing what is business, followed by learning about the environment businesses operate in and the role of managers and leaders, especially in relation to decision-making.

The core of the first year focuses on the four functional areas of marketing, operations, finance and managing people looking at how decision-making improves performance.... [-]


A Level Courses

Brockenhurst College
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Brockenhurst

A level courses are a natural choice for you if you have enjoyed studying and have been successful on your GCSE courses. They offer you the chance to focus your attention on a smaller number of subjects – usually 3 or 4. This helps to build your knowledge and understanding in the areas in which you have proven strengths and strong interest. [+]

A level courses are a natural choice for you if you have enjoyed studying and have been successful in your GCSE courses.

They offer you the chance to focus your attention on a smaller number of subjects – usually 3 or 4. This helps to build your knowledge and understanding in the areas in which you have proven strengths and strong interest.

Our international students’ have delivered fantastic A Level results over the past few years.

32% Achieved A*-A grades

58% A*-B grades

85% of our international students progressed to top 50 ranked universities in the UK.

The overall pass rate is 95%.

In 2016 57% of our international students progressed to the elite Russell Group universities... [-]


A Levels

King Edward VI College
Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Stourbridge

Biology is described as the ‘science of life’ and biologists work in many different and diverse fields, including cell biology, medicine, food production and ecology. The course is divided into 6 modules which cover a wide range of topics including cell biology, biochemistry, DNA structure, function and cell division, gas exchange in animals and transport in plants and animals, disease and the immune response, biodiversity and classification of plants and animals and look at the biochemistry of photosynthesis and respiration and research into genetic inheritance, control of gene expression, gene technology, cloning and biotechnology and ecology. [+]

A-levels are the entry qualification for a degree programme or professional employment.

Students will enter an A-level course aged 16 (year 12) and remain enrolled for 2 years.

King Edward VI is one of the highest achieving sixth form colleges in the UK.

We are a specialist A level college focussing on 16-18-year-olds. Most of our students go on to university. We offer high performing academic students an excellent experience and are the regional hub for the University of Cambridge, providing HE+ which is designed to stretch students academically.

Most Popular subjects at our College:

Biology

Biology is described as the ‘science of life’ and biologists work in many different and diverse fields, including cell biology, medicine, food production and ecology. The course is divided into 6 modules which cover a wide range of topics including cell biology, biochemistry, DNA structure, function and cell division, gas exchange in animals and transport in plants and animals, disease and the immune response, biodiversity and classification of plants and animals and look at the biochemistry of photosynthesis and respiration and research into genetic inheritance, control of gene expression, gene technology, cloning and biotechnology and ecology.... [-]


A Level

Bosworth Independent College
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Northampton

A-levels are the traditional route into the very best universities, providing in-depth preparation for degree study within higher education. Furthermore, they have international recognition. The majority of our students join the two-year programme and, with 22 subjects to select from and no timetabling restrictions, students really can create the right pathway for their own future. [+]

2 year A-level

A-levels are the traditional route into the very best universities, providing in-depth preparation for degree study within higher education. Furthermore, they have international recognition. The majority of our students join the two-year programme and, with 22 subjects to select from and no timetabling restrictions, students really can create the right pathway for their own future. Many of our international students take up the option of sitting an additional A-level exam in their first language. Typically, native speakers of English take four subjects in the first year and, depending on AS results, will continue with either three or four of those subjects into their second year. In certain circumstances, students can also choose to add a different AS subject in year two. Students who are not native speakers of English have the opportunity to take IELTS (International English Language Testing System) as one of their subject choices. IELTS exams are arranged in November, March and May. All students studying A-levels need to achieve at least a C grade in three AS examinations in order to progress to A2.... [-]


A-Level Course

Westminster Kingsway College
Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom London

Traditionally regarded as one of the most popular routes into university and employment, A-Levels form the academic pathway for a wide range of subjects, including some that you may not have studied at school. [+]

A-Level

Traditionally regarded as one of the most popular routes into university and employment, A-Levels form the academic pathway for a wide range of subjects, including some that you may not have studied at school. Offering you the flexibility of studying more than one subject, you have the opportunity to build a career out of the courses that you most enjoy.

AS (Advanced Subsidiary) and A-Level (Advanced) qualifications focus on traditional study skills. They normally take two years to complete full-time. A-Levels are made up of the AS level and the A2. Each part makes up 50 percent of the overall A-Level grade. Available subjects:

Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Economics, English Language and Literature, English Literature, Film Studies, Government & Politics, History, Law, Maths, Media Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Sociology and Religious Studies. Why A-Level at Westminster Kingsway College? A third of the students gained A*- B grades and two thirds A*- C grades with 100% achievement in 10 A Level subjects, including English, Sociology and Physics. 96% pass rate overall. 14% of Westminster Kingsway College’s A-Level students had an offer from one of the Russell Group Universities which includes Cambridge University, Imperial College, King’s College, UCL, Warwick. [-]

A Level

DLD College London
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London

We offer a wide range of A-Level courses, helping our students achieve their potential and making certain that they achieve the best possible academic qualifications. [+]

We offer a wide range of A-Level courses, helping our students achieve their potential and making certain that they achieve the best possible academic qualifications.

Our A-Level courses are normally taught over two years. There are opportunities to study Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Economics, Chemistry and Physics over 18 months starting in January (minimum 5.5 IELTS score required).

Programs include:

Accounting

Art and Design

Biology

Business Studies

Chemistry... [-]


A Levels

Notre Dame Sixth Form College
Campus August 2018 United Kingdom Leeds

Notre Dame is a specialist A-level provider and our aim is to deliver the very best A-Level programme we can. All our students are aged 16-19 and are preparing for university by studying A-Levels, the advanced level qualification which forms the traditional route to university. [+]

Notre Dame offers an excellent selection of A levels

Notre Dame is a specialist A-level provider, and our aim is to deliver the very best A-Level programme we can. All our students are aged 16-19 and are preparing for university by studying A Levels, the advanced level qualification which forms the traditional route to university.

All subject lessons are taught in classes alongside UK students; the only exception is English support lessons. Students choose to study between 3 to 4 subjects from a wide range of disciplines.

Subjects are chosen to reflect the student’s abilities and strengths and are combined in such a way to enhance and support their future study plan. The most popular choices for international students often focus on a core of Mathematics combined with either business or economics or with the science subjects.... [-]


A-Levels

South Cheshire College
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Crewe Chester

At South Cheshire College, a third of full-time 16-19-year-old students are enrolled in our successful and diverse A-Level programme. We currently offer over 30 A Level subjects across a range of curriculum areas. [+]

Introduction

At South Cheshire College, a third of full-time 16-19-year-old students are enrolled in our successful and diverse A Level programme. We currently offer over 30 A Level subjects across a range of curriculum areas.

In 2016, we proudly celebrated our tenth year of gaining a 99% or above pass rate on A Level subjects. The College consistently achieves outstanding results, with 2016 showing a pass rate of 99.1% – above the national pass rate of 98.1%. 76.5% of students who completed the A Level programme in 2016 achieved A*, A, B or C grades, of these pupils, 48.6% attained top grades of A*-B’s.

South Cheshire College’s £75 million campus provides A Level students with outstanding facilities to enhance their learning. The College’s three-storey library hosts over 16,000 books, 5,000 e-books, access to thousands of online journals and articles, 120 networked computers and space for group and private study.... [-]


Preparatory Course for GCE ‘A’ Level

Spring College International
Campus Full time 12 months August 2018 Singapore

The Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level Examinations are national level assessments jointly organised and conducted by the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) and the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicates. [+]

The Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level Examinations are national level assessments jointly organised and conducted by the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) and the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicates. The ‘A’ Level certificate itself is an internationally recognised pre-university qualification that can be used to apply for tertiary education in the Commonwealth countries and in the United States of America.

Our programme thoroughly prepares private candidates for the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level Examination with intensive lessons daily. Upon passing or obtaining outstanding results, students may opt to pursue their tertiary education in local polytechnics or universities, and overseas colleges and institutes.... [-]


A Level Courses

MPW
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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.... [-]


A Levels

St Brendan's Sixth Form College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Bristol

Choose any combination from over 60 A-level and equivalent subjects (students study 3 or 4 subjects). [+]

Choose any combination from over 60 A-level and equivalent subjects (students study 3 or 4 subjects):

Accounting Biology Business Chemistry Computer Science Dance Design Engineering Drama & Theatre Economics English Language English Language & Literature English Literature Film Studies Fine Art French Geography German Government & Politics Graphic Communication History Languages (Self-taught Supported) Law Mathematics Mathematics and A-level Further Mathematics Media Studies Music Music Technology Philosophy Photography Physics Product Design Psychology Religious Studies Sociology Spanish Textile Design English Language support

Overseas students are individually assessed for their required level of English language support. Each student has access to relevant support throughout their study programme – whether preparing for IELTS for university entrance, general study skills or sitting the English GCSE exam.... [-]


A-Levels (University Preparatory/Access Program)

Boston College UK
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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.... [-]


One-year A Level Programme

Cambridge Centre for Sixth-Form Studies
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 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... [+]

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. ... [-]

Biology A level

Exeter College
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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. [+]

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.

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