A Levels are recognised by employers and universities alike as the “gold standard” of British Secondary education. Good A Level passes will secure entry to the best UK and US universities and to universities worldwide.
AS Level is a stand alone qualification in all subjects in its own right, as well as being the first half of an A Level. Depending on the entry requirements of the university to which you apply, an AS can add breadth to your A Level qualifications.
Note that you need to take the AL exam within 13 months of the AS exam for the qualification to remain valid. If you defer your AL exams beyond this period, you will be required to take the AS exams again. For more details see A Level Exam Information.
See Cambridge A Level for further information about the Cambridge exam board.
Note that our experienced University Services Advisor can help you select the right A Level courses for entry onto your university course of choice, and can advise on all aspects of university entrance including application support and references. These services are easy to access though our University Services booking form.
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To be accepted onto an A Level course, you need to have gained:
Our AS Level courses take approximately 250 hours of study, and our A Level courses also take approximately 250 hours of study. Add to this the time required to prepare your assignments.
The time will also depend on your ability as a learner and your organisational skills.
Study skills sessions can be booked for those students who need help organising and structuring their studies.
I took two subjects, Geography and Law, with Wolsey Hall. I needed A Levels to get into University. Taking A Levels as a private student was a challenging experience, especially when I had to study and prepare in a shortened time frame, but I am glad that this good online school was there to help me out. I would like to thank Pat, Carol and Adrian for their guidance. My Tutors were very helpful, were always there to answer my questions and provided helpful advice on my work. In the end, I got A grades in both subjects!
I chose Wolsey Hall Oxford as they were the most transparent and helpful online course provider I found when I needed to do my A Level Biology: most providers were not clear on what was included and not included in their service and price and Wolsey was the only distance learning provider that was able to manage the coursework element of the A Level Biology course - which is a really important aspect. The course books and information came very quickly after signing up and I was enrolled onto the learning system immediately so I was able to start as soon as possible. My Tutor was great, really helpful and on hand whenever I needed and provided thorough feedback on assessments and especially on coursework. They were also very helpful liaising with the school exams officer to ensure that the coursework was submitted correctly and on time!