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

United Kingdom London
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
September 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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
Campus
South Cheshire College

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Crewe Chester
August 2019
Full-time
Campus
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
Campus
Future Lions

Study A Levels at one of the BEST Schools in UK! ... [+]

Study A Levels at one of the BEST Schools in UK!

Private School with high success rates in top 10% of UK Direct links to Oxford, Cambridge, Loughborough and other famous UK Universities Wide range of Academic & Technical Subjects available Tier 4 Student Visa Sponsorship for International Students Flexible Football Programme tailored around your timetable

A Levels are operated by the impressive Wellingborough School, the oldest private school in the UK founded 1595, which is where the Future Lions International Squad train. Take 1, 2 or 3 A Levels whilst playing Football.rom Just £15,900 per year!

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United Kingdom London China Beijing
August 2019
Full-time
Campus
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
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Cambridge Centre for Sixth-Form Studies

The CCSS two-year A Level programme is a popular and successful option for students. CCSS offers an enviable range of A Level subjects and we can usually accommodate any ... [+]

The CCSS two-year A Level programme is a popular and successful option for students.

CCSS offers an enviable range of A Level subjects and we can usually accommodate any combination a student chooses. Students generally select four subjects in their first year and reduce this to three in their second year.

Our teachers have remarkable expertise and offer high levels of individual support and enhanced learning opportunity. Our generous staffing ratios and teaching time result in students benefiting from twice as much teaching time per student than at other schools and colleges, resulting in the best possible learning experience and preparation for their examinations.

The majority of our students join us aged between 16 and 18 years old and take A Levels over two years.... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
City and Islington College

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 achie ... [+]

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 ... [-]
United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Brockenhurst College

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 ... [+]

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... [-]

United Kingdom Brockenhurst
September 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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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