A-Levels

Continue your studies with A-levels to help you progress onto university, an apprenticeship, or into the world of work.

A-levels are an academic, subject-based qualification some students choose to study after completing their GCSEs. They can be the stepping-stone to securing a place at university and studying for an undergraduate degree, or taking on an apprenticeship.

There are lots of different topics you can study at A-level, including Maths, English, Biology, History, Physics and many more. What you choose to study may depend on your interests or what you hope to do as a career in the future. Students tend to study three or more A-levels.

Most schools teach A-levels but some students may decide to study them at college instead. A-levels take two years to complete and are assessed using a series of exams at the end of the two-year study period.

Students usually need five or more GCSEs at grades 4-9, including Maths and English, to progress onto A-levels. After completing your A-levels, you may want to continue your studies at university, explore an apprenticeship, or enter the world of work.

Find out more

For more information about A-levels, visit your school or local college’s website, or visit www.ucas.com.