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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

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
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Future Lions International

Broad range of Academic Courses available at one of the TOP private schools in the UK whilst playing Football. ... [+]

Study A Levels at one of the BEST Schools in UK whilst playing Football. 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.

Providing a broad, challenging and supportive environment for the study of A-Levels, Future Lions International is ideal for every young person’s success. Choosing A-Level subjects is one of the most important decisions that a student will take and at Future Lions International we believe in giving tailored support to every young person making this choice. Whether you are joining our Sixth Form from Year 11 or another school or even another country you will be given the opportunity to discuss your choices with members of staff who will help you make informed choices.... [-]

United Kingdom London
August 2019
Full-time
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
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
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
April 2019
1 year
Campus
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
September 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
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
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
Greene's Tutorial College Lisbon

A-levels are internationally recognized qualifications. Universities in many countries will accept three A level A-C grades as meeting the admissions criteria across a w ... [+]

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A-levels are internationally recognized qualifications. Universities in many countries will accept three A level A-C grades as meeting the admissions criteria across a wide range of courses.

A-levels are all taught in small groups of shared tuition.

At Greene’s, there is a core list of CIE A levels – shown in the table below – from which students can choose any three.

Core A level subjects Mathematics English Literature Further Mathematics Economics Biology History Chemistry Geography Physics French Psychology

Science A levels also require additional time for practical work – typically about three hours per week.

CIE A level exams take place in November and May/June of each year and each A level course is divided into two parts: A first year part called “AS” and a second year part called “A level”. Students generally take their AS exams at the end of their first year of A level study and their A level exams at the end of their second year. If needed, AS exams can be retaken the following November or May/June during the student’s second year of A level study at Greene’s.... [-]

Portugal Lisbon
Open Enrollment
2 years
Campus
Cambridge Centre for Sixth-Form Studies

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... ... [+]

Although subject specifications for A Levels are being reformed, these changes do not impact anyone taking one-year A Level courses starting in September 2015. The familiar specifications continue to be available this year.

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.

On this course students take up to three subjects and it is suitable for students who have:

completed secondary high school education abroad and need A Levels to enter a British university; completed lower sixth but need to re-cover AS in addition to learning the new A2 material, or want to take new subjects alongside an A2-based programme; taken A Levels but want to re-take. Re-take students generally graduate from CCSS with improved university options and a much clearer understanding of the skills required to make the best of degree-level work. ... [-]
United Kingdom Cambridge
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus