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 A-level? 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. 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, giving them a leg-up over students who have earned only their O-levels.
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 plane, students who take them seriously are much better prepared for post-secondary education and the expectations. 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 from a variety of schools. For busy individuals with other priorities, online education can be a fantastic way to study for these tests without having to rearrange your schedule. 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. [+]
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. [+]
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. [+]
Our A-Level courses are taught over 18 months or two years. The two year course starts in September and the 18 month course starts in January. Students take four subjects in their first year and three or four subjects in their second year. [+]
The Greek philosopher Aristotle argued that politics is the ‘master key’ which unlocks the mysteries of human social life. When most people think of politics, they think of party political broadcasts, questions in the House of Commons and photo opportunities for the Prime Minister. [+]
One of the most important aspects of A Level Art and Design is its ability to express what cannot be seen or spoken. The multi-faceted nature of Art allows individuals to explore an endless array of processes such as drawing, painting, printmaking, photographic imagery, 3D construction and mixed media. [+]
Business is a field that is undeniably important to society. Businesses and business leaders have been key architects of the digital age and the globalised world we inhabit. The challenge of managing finite resources in a way that satisfies a network of stakeholders is perhaps greater and more exciting than ever. [+]
Physics is a stimulating, exciting and challenging subject. It is important, not only as a subject in its own right, but also as an essential element in all other natural Science, Engineering and Technology. [+]
The focus of AQA AS Business is on small to medium-sized businesses operating within national markets. It covers the issues involved in a business start-up, such as research and planning, as well as the factors that determine success. [+]
Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. You will acquire knowledge of theory and its applications, and develop skills of evaluation and analysis. [+]
Economics relates to every aspect of our lives, from the decisions we make as individuals to the policies of governments and firms. Develop an economic understanding and you gain a deeper understanding of the world around us that is as valuable as it is interesting. [+]
This two year course is designed to provide a smooth transition from GCSE Core/Additional Science and GCSE Chemistry courses and to interface with the needs of Higher Education courses. It provides an appreciation and understanding of important chemical principles which are fundamental to the understanding of the world in which we live. [+]
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. [+]
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... [+]
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... [+]