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A Levels

A Levels / International Baccalaureate


What are A Levels?
A Levels are subject based qualifications that are offered by schools or colleges. Typically you take between three and four A Levels over two years, these can take you to university, further study, training or work.


Who are the for?
A Levels are aimed at people who:

  • Are considering university
  • Are unsure of what job or career pathway you want to go down


Choosing A Levels
Here are a few things to think about when choosing A Levels:

  • If you are unsure of what career or job role you want to explore, choose subjects that you enjoy or that you are good at. If you enjoy it, you are more likely to be motivated and do well.
  • If you do know what career or job role you want to do, then researching what A Levels you might need is key. These will not only give you relevant skills and knowledge, but they might also be an entry requirement.
  • If you are unsure of the career or job role you want to persue, choose A Levels that will give you a range of skills. This means you still gain transferable skills, whilst giving you time to explore career routes in the meantime.
  • Do some research into the course, find out how they are assessed and what is involved. You want to pick courses that lend themselves to your strengths. Find this out by talking to your teachers who know you and can share if they think the course suits your learning style and go to open days, get more information on the structure of the course from the course leaders.