What subjects does A-level programme cover?
GiasuIB – A-level is a world-wide accredited certificate wanted by many students in Vietnam as a ticket to study abroad at the age of 17. Though everybody knows that A-level has a vast and diverse amount of subjects, not many people know what subjects does A-level programme cover?
What is A-level?
A-level or more specific GCEA level is an abbreviation of General Certificate of Education Advanced Level. This certificate is granted by schools in England, Wales, Northern Ireland for students from the age of 16 – 19 before college. Being value as a “golden standard”, A-level certificate is used as a way to find and select potential candidates.
When following A-level programme, students will get used to a new academic environment completely in English, at the same time, developing useful working skills like analytics, creativity, problem solving, teamwork… In addition to that changing subjects in A Level program is relatively simple compared to changing majors when going to college.
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A-level usually lasts for 2 years and divides into 2 levels. The first year is called AS, students can choose from 4 to 6 subjects to learn and end with an exam to get AS-level certificate. Going into the second year, called A2, students will pick 3 subjects from the total subjects in the first year to continue learning and end A-level programme with an examination revolving those 3 subjects. However, you can study more than 3 subjects if you desire. Below is a list of popular subjects in A-level programme:
|Mathematics – Further||9231|
|Computer Science||9608 / 9618 (from 2021)|
|Art and Design||9479|
|Design and Technology||9705|
|Design and Textiles||9631|
|Digital Media and Design||9481|
|English – Language||9093|
|English – Language and Literature (AS level)||8695|
|English – Literature||9695|
|German – Language (AS level)||8683|
|German (A level)||9717|
|Japanese Language (AS level)||8281|
|Spanish – First Language||8665|
|Spanish – Language||8685|
|Travel and Tourism||9395|
|Environmental Management (AS level)||8291|
The list above consists only 1/3 of the total available subject in A-level programme. Seeing the large number of subjects like that, students may be confused. However, there is an effective solution to choosing a suitable A-level subject that is you need to choose the subject that you like and are good at. More specifically, you should pick 2 subjects from the list, your favorite and your most well-versed. After that, choosing a supplementary subjects for your future college major. Hoping you could answer the question What subjects does A-level programme cover?