Advanced level qualifications (known as A levels) are subject-based qualifications that can lead to university, further study, training, or work. You can normally study three or more A levels over two years. Most higher education institutes require a minimum of 3 subjects. They are usually assessed by a series of examinations (UCAU, 2020).

Many of you (international students) might be interested to come to UK to take an advance level (A-Level) course leading towards a university degree.

Academic requirements to attend A-level courses.

You generally need at least five GCSEs at grades 4-9 / A*-C to be able to take A-level subjects. Sometimes you also need a 5 / B or above at GCSE in the subject you want to take at A-level. But this varies depending on the school or college you are going to so make sure you check this.

International students most institutions ask for 4 GCSE passes at grade C or above in relevant subjects, or equivalent evidence of a good secondary or high school education.

Where can I study A-level subjects?

You can study A-levels at school, sixth form or college. For more information have contact [Click here] our expert consultants who can discuss your choice of courses and find you school, college where you can attend, A-level course.

Course length

There are number of option available for an advanced level course. You can pick your option based on your need and future plan for study.

1 Year (3 Terms) 18 Month (5 Terms) 2 Years (6 Terms)


Subject areas

There are many subjects that you can take for your A-Level course. Some of them are listed below.

Accounting Biology Business studies English Literature
Art and Design Mathematics Economic History
Government and politic Chemistry Geography Physic
Computer science Sociology Psychology Photography

English language entry requirements

The English requirement vary based on school and college. The standard requirement for the IELTS score can be 5.5 or equivalent (IELTS 6.0 for 3-term A Level and April start) or equivalent.

Estimated cost for A-level study

The cost varies based on school and college, however, most of the course cost between £9000 to 11,000 per year. There are institutions that charge even more.

Start Dates

In most of the schools and colleges there is intake in January, April, and September. You need to plan advance to catch an intake as there are lots of process that you might have to go though to obtain an admission.