A Levels

What is the A –Levels?

The A – Levels are an internationally recognized qualification for undergraduate admission.  The A – Levels are offered in more than 125 countries with a choice of more than 60 different subjects.  Students can choose whatever subjects they prefer to study, and they can either select a broad  course of study, or specialize in a particular area. The curriculum that leads up to the A –Levels usually takes 2 years to complete.

Why are the A – Levels important?

An A – Level is an advanced GCE qualification, and is an internationally recognized qualification that is highly valued by institutions and employers.  Doing well on you’re A – Levels can help your gain admission to top universities in the UK, U.S., Canada, and Australia.  It serves to prove your academic abilities, and it is a recognized qualification for university entrance in the European Union.  Doing well on your A – Levels will gain you an increased chance of getting into major English-speaking universities around the world.

When are the A – Levels exams held?

There are 2 sessions of A – Levels assessments – one in June and one in November.  The results come out during August and January respectively. However, not all subjects are offered in both sessions, so please do check well in advance on which exam date is your subject offered.

Where to register for A – Levels?

Usually, schools that provide the GCE curriculum will also register their students for the A – Levels at the appropriate time.  However, students can also choose to register for the A – Levels if their schools do not provide the GCE curriculum.  Individuals will need to complete an application form and register with the British Council.  Forms will be available during early August and December for the two examination sessions.  Submission deadlines will be on the application forms as well.

What A – Levels is good enough?

The A – Levels are graded using an A * – E scale.  Universities in the UK generally require 3 passes at grade C; however, top universities may require an AAB grade on students’ A – Level results.  Different institutions have varying entrance requirements in terms of the A –Levels, so do check before hand to see what the requirements are for the universities that you are applying to.

Below is a searching tool that will help you see whether the institutions you are applying recognize A – Levels:


Test Format

The format of the A –Levels depends on the subject that you choose.  Students can choose from over 60 different subject areas, and they may all vary in terms of test contents and structure.


Below is a link to the different subjects that students can choose from for their A – Levels Curriculum:


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