What are A Levels?

Advanced Level or A Levels come after GCSEs (General Certificate of Secondary Education). They usually focus on academic subjects and there are more than 40 different A Level subjects. Students work towards A Levels are generally over two years (grade 11- 12). Unlike other qualifications such as the International Baccalaureate, A Levels have no specific subject requirements, so students can combine any subjects they wish to take. Students normally select their courses based on the degree they wish to pursue at university and most degrees require specific A Levels for entry.

A number of countries use A Levels as a school-leaving qualification. The A Levels taken by students in other countries may differ from the A Levels taken in the United Kingdom.

How do A-levels work?

Students choose which A-level subjects they want to study when they are doing their GCSEs. Students generally need at least five GCSEs at grades 4-9 / A*-C to be able to take A-level subjects.

Student take three or more A Levels over two years and they are assessed by a series of exams.

Some of the popular A Level subjects include: Mathematics, Business, Physics, Chemistry, Sociology, Biology, Psychology, Economics and History.

At Puza Academy, we provide academic support for students who are enrolled in the GCSE curriculum and who are taking A Level courses.