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 af… Read more

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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Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Magdeburg, Germany

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Notre Dame Sixth Form College
Leeds, United Kingdom

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 ... +

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. -
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Oxford International College
Oxford, United Kingdom

From the outset our students follow their own ‘strategic global pathway’, focussing on the outcomes they want to achieve. A specialised programme and dedicated team of tutors ... +

From the outset our students follow their own ‘strategic global pathway’, focussing on the outcomes they want to achieve. A specialised programme and dedicated team of tutors and personal mentors ensure that students choose the right career path, degree course and university for them and devise a step-by-step plan to help them maximise their chances to achieving their goals. -
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Full-time
18 months
English
Jan 2020
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Cheshire College - South & West
Crewe, United Kingdom

Cheshire College - South & West is the most popular choice for students in the area wanting to study A Levels. The College is committed to academic excellence and our succ ... +

Cheshire College - South & West is the most popular choice for students in the area wanting to study A Levels. The College is committed to academic excellence and our success rates are always above the national average. Every year we have over 850 A Level entries on over 30 different subjects. -
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Oxford Sixth Form College
Oxford, United Kingdom

The Two Year A-Level programme at Oxford Sixth Form College offers a wide choice of subjects with teaching taking place in classes of no more than six students.

The Two Year A-Level programme at Oxford Sixth Form College offers a wide choice of subjects with teaching taking place in classes of no more than six students. -
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2 years
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Sep 2020
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Warwickshire College Group
Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

A-level programmes are made up of two halves. The first year is called an AS Level. The second year is called an A2. The two halves make up the final A-level grade.

A-level programmes are made up of two halves. The first year is called an AS Level. The second year is called an A2. The two halves make up the final A-level grade. -
A-levels
2 years
English
Aug 2020
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Bosworth Independent College
Northampton, United Kingdom

A-levels are the traditional route into the very best universities, providing in-depth preparation for degree study within higher education. Furthermore, they have internation ... +

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. -
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DLD College London
London, United Kingdom

A Level Business starts by teaching students the practical steps of starting up a small business. It finishes by discussing the detailed issues involved in running a large cor ... +

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Richard Huish College
Taunton, United Kingdom

It is an exciting time to study Economics. If you are concerned with global issues of trade or climate, the collapse of world stock markets and the future of business then Eco ... +

It is an exciting time to study Economics. If you are concerned with global issues of trade or climate, the collapse of world stock markets and the future of business then Economics is for you. -
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Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2020
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Cambridge Centre for Sixth-Form Studies
Cambridge, United Kingdom

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...

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... -
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UK Open College
UK Online, United Kingdom

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The concept of citizenship suggests an individual that is fully aware of their rights and responsibilities and who will play a co-operative, active and fulfilling role within the society in which they live. -
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Part-time
700 hours
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Abbey College Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom

There are over 130 students in the sixth form, the majority of whom are taking three or four A-Levels on a two year programme of AS and A2. Entry is dependent on satisfactory ... +

There are over 130 students in the sixth form, the majority of whom are taking three or four A-Levels on a two year programme of AS and A2. Entry is dependent on satisfactory GCSE grades usually including a range of A*, A, B and C grades together with a good reference from the previous school. -
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Full-time
2 years
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Exeter College
Exeter, United Kingdom

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 Scie ... +

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. -
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Full-time
2 years
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South Cheshire College
Crewe, United Kingdom +1 More

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 subjec ... +

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. -
A-levels
Full-time
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
Greene's Tutorial College Lisbon
Lisbon, Portugal

A-levels are internationally recognised qualifications. Universities in many countries will accept three A level A-C grades as meeting the admissions criteria across a wide ra ... +

A-levels are internationally recognised qualifications. Universities in many countries will accept three A level A-C grades as meeting the admissions criteria across a wide range of courses. -
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2 years
English
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