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.
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. [+]
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. [+]
Choose any combination from over 60 A level and equivalent subjects (students study 3 or 4 subjects). [+]
Academic Threshold Concept Module [+]
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. [+]
A-Levels are a prestigious qualification and one of the main routes into university in the UK. You can study up to four subjects. [+]
Biology provides you with great enjoyment and a respect for all living things. It will introduce you to the new advances being made including the influence of genes on our development, environmental issues and ethical and technical aspects of the subject. [+]
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... [+]
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. [+]
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. [+]
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. [+]
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 ... [-]
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. [+]
You will learn how individuals obtain finance to start a new business and how existing businesses respond to opportunities and threats. [+]
The right course for you will depend on your age, your level of academic English and your academic background. [+]