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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 2020
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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 2020
2 years
Campus
Distance Learning Centre

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, rea ... [+]

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 ... [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
700 hours
Online
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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Full-time
2 years
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Exeter College

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 changin ... [+]

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

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.

You will develop an understanding of scientific method and be aware of those scientific advances in technology that are relevant to the Biological Sciences. You will appreciate the value of and the responsible use of Biology in society. In addition, at A-Level you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of facts, principles and concepts from different areas of Biology and learn to make and use connection between them.

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United Kingdom Exeter
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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
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Full-time
2 years
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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 2020
Full-time
Campus
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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Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
SFH StudyFromHome

This course will prepare you for sitting your A Level in Mathematics. You will be able to gain up to 56 UCAS points to aid in your University application process. ... [+]

Course Description

Qualification: A Level Mathematics (7357)

Awarding Body: AQA

Support: Up to 2 years

Exams: May/June 2020 or May /June 2021

UCAS Points: Yes - Dependant on Grades

Study Time: 360 Guided Learning Hours - 700 Hours Total Study

Payment details Paying in Full: £449 Paying in Stages: 10 monthly payments of £50. Your first payment will be £50, then a direct debit will be set up for the remaining nine payments. Only available to students with a UK bank account. Two A Levels: Enter code AL50 at checkout to receive £50 off (Full payment only).

Three A Levels: Enter code AL200 at checkout to receive £200 off (Full payment only).

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United Kingdom Wolverhampton
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Online
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
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Full-time
1 - 2 years
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Richard Huish College

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 the ... [+]

Economics A Level Full-time Examining Board: OCR

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. You will study a range of issues at a personal, local, national and international level. Here are some of the topics we cover:

Markets in action The National and International Economy The Global Economy Transport Economics

Economics is one of the top ten choices at university and in the top four for starting salaries after graduation. Students who complete Economics in the main go onto university. Twenty percent who finished college this year chose an Economics course or a related subject.... [-]

United Kingdom Taunton
August 2020
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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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
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Full-time
2 years
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UK Open College

This A-level Pure Mathematics course is designed for students working at home. The topics are presented in small "chunks" with worked examples followed by activities for ... [+]

This A-level Pure Mathematics course is designed for students working at home. The topics are presented in small "chunks" with worked examples followed by activities for the student. Revision tests are provided after every three or four sections, and there is a Test Paper at the end of each module, which is a mock exam, so you should revise the content of the module before you do the Test Paper.

You will need a graphics calculator, but you will also need to be skilled in manipulating numbers without using a calculator. In particular, no calculator is allowed in the exam for the first module, and the work in this module is built around working out answers without a calculator.

Qualification: A Level Mathematics - Pure Accredited: Yes QCF Recognised: Yes Awarding Body: AQA Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year Duration: Flexible - Approx 700 Hours - 2 years support UCAS Points: Dependant on Grades Syllabus ... [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
700 hours
Online
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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Full-time
2 years
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