Students usually complete A-levels in two years. In the first year, you study the first half of the A-level, which is called the AS-level. In the second year, you study the A2-level. Your combined result from both years is your A-level grade. A-levels are assessed by a mixture of practical coursework and exams in both years (AS and A2).
A-levels are offered by two main exam boards – Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and Pearson Edexcel. If your school or college has a preferred exam board, you may not need to choose.
There are many different A-level subjects to choose from, although availability varies by country, exam board and school.
UK universities typically require students to pass three subjects at A-level, but you should check the entry requirements of the universities that you are considering.
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Your A-level coursework and exam results are graded on a scale from A* to E.
Your exam results will be sent to your school or nearest British Council office several weeks after your final exam or coursework submission.