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What are AS & A Levels?

  • These are classroom based study, like GCSE’s but harder, so you take fewer.
  • Only liking one or two of the subjects you choose will make it harder to complete the course.
  • You can take a blend of subjects and keep a wide range of career options open.
  • Minimum of 5xC+ at GCSE, including Maths & English, some subjects like maths, sciences and languages will require B’s at GCSE to allow entry to A Level.
  • Some have a work related element, such as ICT, Business or Product Design. Others are purely subject based, i.e. History, Maths, English.
  • If you are wanting to carry on your education to University you may need certain A Levels for the course you are planning to take e.g. you would need Biology for Physiotherapy. Your Youth Support Worker can help you with this

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