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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 Level

Bosworth Independent College
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2019 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 Levels

Notre Dame Sixth Form College
Campus August 2019 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 Level

DLD College London
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 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 at CARFAX

Carfax College Oxford
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Oxford

A-levels are a ‘gold standard’ qualification, recognized around the world by universities and employers as a mark of academic excellence. Most students take three A-levels, and most universities require this, but other numbers between two and five are not uncommon. [+]

A-levels are a ‘gold standard’ qualification, recognized around the world by universities and employers as a mark of academic excellence. Most students take three A-levels, and most universities require this, but other numbers between two and five are not uncommon.

Studying for A-levels is a demanding process and normally takes two full years of study in a school or college setting. However, this structure does not suit everyone.

For students who need non-standard dates, a higher level of individual support, or who want to take unusual combinations of subjects or optional modules, Carfax College is here to help.

A-level exams are currently in the middle of a process of significant change. From 2001 to 2015, exams were ‘modular’ – each subject was divided into four to six sections, and those could be taken or re-taken individually over any length of time. Now, from 2016 through to 2019, all subjects are moving in batches to a ‘linear’ format, whereby all the examinations must be sat in one session at the end of the course.... [-]


Course - A-levels

Warwickshire College Group
Campus 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom Royal Leamington Spa

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.

Applied Science (Biomedical / Forensic pathways) BTEC Extended Diploma

In addition to all of the A-level subjects below, we offer a BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Biomedical Science or Analytical and Forensic Science). Both of these pathways are equivalent to three A-levels.

Royal Leamington Spa AS-level option blocks 2017/18 *Level 3 Cert/Diploma Rugby College AS-level option blocks 2017/18 N.B. Option blocks may be subject to change. Subjects listed above will be offered, however, should there be insufficient student numbers wishing to study a subject then the college reserves the right to cancel that subject. [-]

A Levels

Cardiff and Vale College
Campus Full time 34 weeks September 2019 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.... [-]


A-Levels

South Cheshire College
Campus Full time August 2019 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.... [-]


A Level: Film Studies

Kingston College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Kingston upon Thames

You will deepen your understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film, from the early 20th century to the present day. You will also look at how the industry works. [+]

Film Studies A Level

You will deepen your understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film, from the early 20th century to the present day. You will also look at how the industry works. Film Studies is a subject that you will be able to combine effectively with any other mix of subjects. In watching a wide range of films, you will develop skills of observation, critical analysis, personal reflection, practical film making skills and writing skills which are highly valued by universities and employers. Film Studies is a subject for students who take real pleasure in films and film-making.

Course Content

Four units are examined, two for the AS and two more for the full A Level. This A Level provides a thorough foundation in the subject. You will examine areas such as film-making techniques, British film, world cinema and independent cinema. The emphasis in the first year is on exploring how film stories are told and how the industry works. In the second year, you will study further texts and the emphasis will be on looking at different genres and exploring different ways of producing and reading film texts, both within and beyond Hollywood. You will broaden and develop your intellectual skills in this subject. You will learn how to communicate clearly and write fluently, and you will discuss and watch a variety of films, covering various genres. You will be encouraged to participate in active debate about the texts and to develop an appreciation of alternative critical views.... [-]


Foundation in Arts/Science, A Levels

Lakshveer Overseas Solution
Campus 1 year April 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The Foundation in Arts / Science programme is a comprehensive, flexible and dynamic programme specifically designed to prepare students for their specific career path in various Arts or science-based degrees such as Biotechnology, Food Science and Nutrition, Communication & Electronics, Electrical & Electronics, Mechatronic Engineering, Doctor of Medicine, Nursing , Business, Information Technology, Education, Hospitality and Pharmacy, among others. [+]

A Foundation in Arts / Science seems like a straightforward path if you’ve already decided that you want to study an Arts / Science-related degree.

The Foundation in Arts / Science programme is a comprehensive, flexible and dynamic programme specifically designed to prepare students for their specific career path in various Arts or science-based degrees such as Biotechnology, Food Science and Nutrition, Communication & Electronics, Electrical & Electronics, Mechatronic Engineering, Doctor of Medicine, Nursing , Business, Information Technology, Education, Hospitality and Pharmacy, among others. This one-year programme is tailored for students who are confident of their chosen path of studies, and who are committed to attaining the best preparation for a science / Arts based university degree programme.... [-]


A Level Courses

MPW
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 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 (University Preparatory/Access Program)

Boston College UK
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 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.... [-]


A Level Courses

Brockenhurst College
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2019 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... [-]


Cambridge A-Level

Brickfields Asia College
Online Campus Full time 11 - 18 months January 2019 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Petaling Jaya Shah Alam + 3 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 Accounting, Business Management, Commerce, Economics, Finance, ITC, Communication, Law, Marketing and Mass Communication 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 Accounting, Business Management, Commerce, Economics, Finance, ITC, Communication, Law, Marketing and Mass Communication amongst others. This last year 4 of our students achieved the honour of being "Top Student in the World"!!... [-]


French A Level Course

Distance Learning Centre
Online Part time 700 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

The French A Level Course continues from the content covered at GCSE Level and is aimed at promoting the acquisition of four essential skills: listening to, speaking, reading and writing the French language. This A Level Course covers the new linear specification aiming for exams in May/June 2018 or later years. [+]

The French A Level Course continues from the content covered at GCSE Level and is aimed at promoting the acquisition of four essential skills: listening to, speaking, reading and writing the French language.

This A Level Course covers the new linear specification aiming for exams in May/June 2018 or later years.

The course covers the following 8 units:

Unit 1: L’évolution de la société française Unit 2: La culture politique et artistique dans le monde français Unit 3: Literature choice: Albert Camus: L’étranger Unit 4: AS Listening, Reading and Translation Unit 5: L’lmmigration et la societé multiculturelle française Unit 6: L’Occupation et la Résistance Unit 7: Literature choice: Jean-Paul Sartre: Les mains sales Unit 8: Preparing for the A-level Examinations ... [-]

UK A-Level

Cardiff Sixth Form College
Campus August 2019 United Kingdom Cardiff

At Cardiff Sixth Form College, we aspire to foster a genuine passion for learning in our students. Our teaching aims to make students think for themselves. We believe this sets our students apart from the crowd, leading to excellent results year-on-year. [+]

Overview

At Cardiff Sixth Form College, we aspire to foster a genuine passion for learning in our students. Our teaching aims to make students think for themselves. We believe this sets our students apart from the crowd, leading to excellent results year-on-year.

Below is a brief introduction to the UK A-Level system, our own A-Level programme and how best to choose your A-Level subjects. Information concerning the A-Level courses we offer at the College can be found on our Departments page.

For an in-depth look at all subject choices available to students please download a copy of our Academic Handbook.

UK A-LEVELS – AS AND A2

One of the great advantages of the British educational system are A-Levels (also known as GCE Advanced Levels). A-Levels provide students with the opportunity to specialize in the subjects of their choice before university.... [-]