Tips March 25, 2019

What Are A-Levels?

What are A-Levels?

A-levels are the traditional UK qualifications offered by schools for students in their final two years of secondary education. They’re highly valued by universities globally and focus on academically rigorous study of traditional subjects. Future employers recognise the A-Level curriculum as excellent preparation for the world of work.

How do I know which A-Levels subjects to choose?

The most important factor in this process is to choose subjects your child will really enjoy. A-Level involves much more comprehensive study than IGCSE, and to ensure success your child will need to become absorbed and read beyond the scope of the core syllabus in their subjects.

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Should I study A-Levels?

If you’re sure that you want to go to university then they are worth considering. They are highly valued and respected qualifications which you will keep and value for life. However, they are also a good option if you don’t know what you want to study at university, or remain unsure about your perfect career, because they keep a lot of options open.

A-Levels

At Britannica, we recognise students are faced with a more complex and fragmented landscape of post-secondary opportunities than ever before. We aim to enable teachers and advisors to guide students with confidence through this maze, ensuring each student makes the right choice for their future.

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