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Advanced Level qualifications are a UK subject-based qualification for students aged 16 and above. Students usually prepare for these examinations for over two years. These exams are qualification metrics that provide universities worldwide with needed information about their candidate’s educational base.

How does it work?

Students in the UK can usually choose between A-Levels testing or IB system. A-Levels tests chosen subjects, usually three or more. They choose from a variety of topics like Biology, Maths, and Physics.


Written examinations, taken at the end of the 2-year course of study, are the main assessment form.


The grading scale runs from A* – E. Students not meeting the minimum standard will receive a grade of U. They need 40% to achieve an E, 50% for a D, 60% for a C, and 70% for a B. Any student averaging 80% across all modules will gain an A*.

If a student fails, they must re-sit the whole exam – students cannot re-sit specific modules. Students can retake their A Levels as many times as needed.

A level information
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