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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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Notre Dame Sixth Form College

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 univer ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Leeds
August 2019
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DLD College London

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 larg ... [+]

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 corporation like Dell Computer Plc.

What is Business at DLD?

Part of the Faculty of Social Sciences, A Level Business at DLD College allows learners to develop a holistic understanding of organisations in various business sectors and environments, drawing on local, national and global contexts. We embrace creativity and work to inculcate a measured approach to tackling questions that ultimately lead to justified judgments that avoid the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.Learners will apply a number of analytical techniques such as break-even analysis, investment appraisal tools and ratio analysis in order to investigate business opportunities and problems. They will be equipped to determine appropriate business strategy in a range of contexts. Business Tutors at DLD aim to create an atmosphere that is dynamic in terms of its delivery of subject material, stimulating and one that nurtures an awareness of events and issues within the global commercial environment.Students in the first year of the programme will all work towards the AS qualification. The content of the first year forms the foundation of the Eduqas A Level that is completed in the second year.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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2 years
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Warwickshire College Group

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,... [-]
United Kingdom Royal Leamington Spa
August 2019
2 years
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South & City College - Birmingham

Whether you’re aiming to progress to higher education or gain the qualifications you need to enter the workplace, our A Level courses can help set you up for success in y ... [+]

A Levels

Whether you’re aiming to progress to higher education or gain the qualifications you need to enter the workplace, our A Level courses can help set you up for success in your career. Many of our students go on to enjoy a broad range of opportunities after completing their A Level courses, typically choosing three or four A Levels for a two-year study programme.

From two years packed full of creative courses and a chance to develop your talents, to fascinating A Level courses in the sciences that will keep you at the cutting edge of technology, our courses offer you the opportunity to develop skills and prepare for further education.

Why choose Bournville College for A Level courses? We use a range of teaching techniques to help you learn in a way which best suits you You will benefit from study skill classes to help with revision techniques, writing styles and organisation Our team of experienced personal tutors will monitor your progress and offer targeted support throughout the year We offer a wider programme of enrichment activities with trips to local and national universities, including Aston, Birmingham, Warwick and Birmingham City University We offer access to week-long work placements to help implement employability skills and improve confidence Progression routes for A Level course students ... [-]
United Kingdom Birmingham
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Carfax College 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-level ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Oxford
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Full-time
1 - 2 years
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King Edward VI College

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Stourbridge
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Derby College

At Derby College, we’ll give you all the support and advice you need to ensure you choose the ideal course to turn your ambitions into reality. ... [+]

At Derby College, we’ll give you all the support and advice you need to ensure you choose the ideal course to turn your ambitions into reality.

Is this you? You can work on your own initiative You enjoy reading and carrying out research You have the ability to work in a team You enjoy written, classroom-based tasks You are self-motivated You are well organised when planning work and meeting deadlines You enjoy creating extended pieces of writing. Choose Wisely

Studying any subject at A-level is a major step up from GCSE. It demands greater commitment, hard work, and perseverance: you will be stretched and challenged.

When choosing your A-level subjects, you should think carefully about: Subjects you have a genuine passion for: if you are interested in the subjects you choose then you are more likely to do well in them Subjects you will need: for certain university courses or careers you will be required to have one or more specific A-level subjects for entry. Why choose Derby College? Our A-level learners have an excellent track record. A 98% pass rate overall and the majority of A2 subjects recording a 100% pass rate including Humanities and Modern Foreign Language subjects. The majority of our A-level learners secure places at their first or second choice universities. We have strong links with universities which will help you set your long-term goals: you can even take higher education courses at the College itself. You can choose exciting subjects which may not appear on... [-]
United Kingdom Ilkeston Derby
August 2019
Full-time
Campus
Kingston College

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

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.

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United Kingdom Kingston upon Thames
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2 years
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Portsmouth College

We offer a number of pathways for you to follow to help you achieve your aims and be as successful as you possibly can be at college. ... [+]

Learning Pathways

We offer a number of pathways for you to follow to help you achieve your aims and be as successful as you possibly can be at college.

Our student recruitment team will discuss these with you in more detail at your personal interview and again at enrolment. They will suggest combinations of subjects for each pathway which will help you succeed and enable you to move towards your longer term goals.

We offer five main pathways:

1. Russel Group + Pathway

Progression goal after college:

Degree study at a top 30 university

Entry Requirement:

A minimum of five GCSE grades 9-5 including English Language and Maths. Specific grades required at GCSE for certain A Level choices. ... [-]
United Kingdom Portsmouth
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2 years
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MPW

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 Septembe ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge London Birmingham
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
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Oxford International Education Group

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

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. ... [-]
United Kingdom Oxford London Royal Borough of Greenwich Brighton Cambridge Guildford Canada Vancouver  + 5 More
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
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Bosworth Independent College

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

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Northampton
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1 - 2 years
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Richard Huish College

If you enjoyed Chemistry at GCSE you will love this course. You will gain an appreciation of the nature and importance of modern chemical theories. ... [+]

Chemistry A Level Full-time Examining Board: AQA

If you enjoyed Chemistry at GCSE, you would love this course. You will gain an appreciation of the nature and importance of modern chemical theories. Chemistry makes a major contribution to the needs of society. We will use a variety of teaching methods – lessons with interactive smart board, demonstrations, group work, presentations, workshops and research.

The new AQA linear A Level Chemistry course will be taught in 2015. This means that students will sit all of their exams at the end of the second year.

Here are some of the topics we cover:

Atomic structure Moles, bonding and periodicity Organic Chemistry Energy, kinetics Thermodynamics and much more. ... [-]
United Kingdom Taunton
August 2019
Full-time
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Lakshveer Overseas Solution

The Foundation in Arts / Science programme is a comprehensive, flexible and dynamic programme specifically designed to prepare students for their specific career path in var ... [+]

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.... [-]

Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
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1 year
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Abbey College Manchester

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 satisfac ... [+]

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.

If you have studied AS Levels elsewhere and wish to join us for A2 Levels, we will give our best advice about which courses to take. Sometimes you might need to transfer examination boards. This is usually a straightforward task and we can advise you further on this matter. The college has experience in successfully enabling students’ transition into the upper sixth year.

For some international students whose English skills are judged to be not quite at the level required to undertake the Two Year A-Level Programme, a three year A-Level option is currently available. This is undertaken at a slightly slower pace to the traditional Two Year Programme.... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
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