With so many opportunities available, such as going out into the working world, training as an apprentice, going to college or joining the forces, it may seem overwhelming to make such a huge decision regarding your career and life. Studying A-Levels is one of the better options in this scenario and has many benefits. You can pick subjects that really interest you and the grades you achieve whilst being in such academic surroundings will benefit you if you should apply to university or college, or even work.
A Level qualifications
The A Level is a two year course typically made up of three units of work. It is a linear course where the final assessments are completed at the end of the two years. 40% of students nationally opt to study A-Level qualifications.
A Level – Grades A*, A, B, C, D, E or U
A Level courses offered are: Art & Design: Fine Art, Art and Design: Textiles, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Design and Technology, Economics, English Language, English Literature, French, Further Maths, Geography, History, Maths, Media, Music, Photography, Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theatre Studies.
The A Level reform
From September 2015 there were a number of courses that underwent the Department for Education reform. The reformed A-Level means students sit external examinations at the end of the two year course. The final wave of reforms will take place in September 2017 meaning that all A Level qualifications in England have undergone reform.
Sept 2017 final wave of reformed subjects:
•A-Level Government and Politics
• A-Level Maths
• A-Level Further Maths
• A-Level Media Studies
• A-Level Product Design: Graphics