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A Levels

An A Level, is a secondary school “leaving” qualification that is offered in the UK, the qualification is offered as a main qualification in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland and is the final qualification that a student can sit in school before eventually joining university. A Levels are seen as an alternative qualification in Scotland as they use Scottish Higher, and is also seen as an international school qualification worldwide.

If you're looking to find out exactly what your A Levels UCAS points are or what each course can be worth to you, we have everything in the articles below. If you are looking to find out more about A Levels for medicine or the A Levels needed for Law, we have got you covered.

We are able to give you an insight into the world of A Levels, how difficult it can be to study them, the jump from GCSEs to A Levels and the differences between AS & A Levels, you can also see how BTECs work and how they can help you with your university application.

A Levels

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Retaking A Levels
Students can feel worried or let down on AS Level and A Level results day, especially as they have…
University Terms Glossary
When you get to university, you’re bound to find plenty of terms that you either don’t understand or have…
What about a student Internship?
Student Internships are great for students, they can take what they learnt in class and bring it into a real…
What if I don’t have the right A-Levels?
Once students have applied to university, it is time to knuckle down to study and revise…
What A-Levels do you need for university?
Prospective candidates will need to research their desired courses to understand what A-levels and grades they need to get…
What happens when I get my A-Level results?
The end is near, and even though you have been preparing for this day for nearly two years the…
What to expect on A Level results day
Results day is fast approaching, and the summer is nearly over. Even if this summer has flown by too fast,…
What are PJEA Apprenticeships?
If you have completed your A-Levels, are business driven, with innovative ideas and are unsure of what to do…
What are NVQs?
NVQs stand for National Vocational Qualifications in England and are equivalent to the Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Scotland….
How to manage part-time work whilst studying
Having a part-time job while studying may be essential for income reasons but it is also a good thing…
What are my career options after A Levels?
It may be that your A Level results weren’t quite what you had hoped, or that university just isn’t…
University Offers
A Level results day has arrived, and students will be checking their UCAS Track to see if their grades…
A Level Results Day
A Level results day falls on Thursday 17th August 2017, and for many students, it will be a daunting…
AS Level Results Day
Although most students tend to focus on A Level results day, but AS results day is just as in…
What is a HNC?
HNC stands for Higher National Certificate and is a qualification awarded by Edexcel in England and a Higher…
What is a BTEC?
BTEC stands for the Business and Technology Education Council. The BTEC qualification combines practical learning with theory…
What are the next steps after receiving your SQA results?
There are several options open to you after receiving your SQA results (For those that are wondering
How to prepare on SQA results day
To ensure minimal stress on SQA results day, it is important to be as prepared as you…
What to expect on SQA results day
SQA results day is a day full of mixed emotions, you are bound to feel excited, but it is…
What are SQAs?
The Scottish Qualifications Authority known for short as SQA is the national Scottish body responsible…
What is an International Baccalaureate?
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an internationally recognised qualification which was introduced to meet the educational needs of…
What A Levels should I study?
Students who are thinking about taking A Levels should think about what they wish to do career…
How to Choose a Sixth Form or College
There are many sixth form schools and colleges situated around the country for young people to study…
What is a Higher National Diploma?
A Higher National Diploma (HND) qualification uses studying and practical elements to prepare students for a particular job and/or…
AS & A Level Results
For many college or sixth form students, results day is a crucial time that could help them progress onto…