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A-level & IAL
A-level & IAL
Our A-level Distance-learning Courses
The Advanced Level is a higher secondary school level than the IGCSE and comprises of two parts; as below:
- The AS-level and IAS studied over one academic year
- The A2-level and IA2 studied over one academic year
collectively both of the above qualifications are called International A-level. The International AS-level or simply the IAS can be studied as a standalone qualifications regardless of whether you would like to progress to the International A2-levels or not. The International A2-level refers to full International A-level qualification or simply abbreviated as IAL.
Where the A-level and IAL Can take me?
Studying and gaining the qualifications in three subjects at the International A-level would provide you with the opportunity for direct entry to university first-year in most of the British universities
How Many International A-level Subjects I need to Study
If your plan is to join British universities for direct entry to university first-year then most likely you would need to study three subjects from which at least two of them should be related to the university degree you would like to study e.g. if you would like to study engineering degree then you are likely need to study International A-level in mathematics and physics in addition to any suitable third subject in order to meet the admission criteria of most British universities.
An Example for Possible Progression from the International to University Foundation-Year
Which A-level or IAL Subjects I need to Study with OBA?
It is all depends on what university degree you would like to study in the future. To know how simply visit our website page "Choosing the Right Course to Study" found in the home page under the “About IGCSE & A-levels” then read it thoroughly to understand what the best way is to select the A-level & IAL subjects then visit our other website page called webpage "University Requirements" to select the university degree you would like to study in the future then check what are the five subjects universities need you to have in order to accept you to study with them
Who Issues the International A-level Qualification to Students?
In most of the world countries issuing the secondary school general certificate is the responsibility of the ministry of education, however, in the UK the case is different as this task is carried by organsiations called “awarding body” such as Pearson-Edexcel, Cambridge International and more. The responsibility of the awarding-body is to set the syllabus of all school levels including the secondary level and to issue the formal exams, send them to the schools, then collect them from schools to mark the students exams answers and finally to issue the students mark scripts and qualification for each subject. That means if you study with any British secondary school they would teach you the syllabus but they are not the one who set your formal exams or issue you your formal qualification but it is the awarding body.
How Many International A-level Certificates I Receive if I Study Three Subjects?
For every International A-level subject you study and examined with you receive an individual qualification. For example, if you study International A-level subject in chemistry, biology and geography then you will receive three individual qualifications; one in chemistry, the second in biology and the third in geography. This gives more opportunities and flexibility to the students rather than being obligated to study three subjects together at the same time and rather than having the three subjects marks reflected in a single certificate which may affect the overall grade and accordingly affect the decision of university admission on your application.
Where Can I find More Information About the A-level & IAL Subjects?
You would find a substantial amount of information by visiting our International A-level subjects courses by going to our website home page then click on the “Our Courses” tab and select from the dropdown menu any subject under the International AS-level or A2-level menus.
How Long it Will Take to Complete My International A-level Study With OBA School?
The duration of any of our AS-level or A2-level courses is 12 months, however, student has the flexibility to finish it earlier. Each International AS-level or A2-level, each course would need approximately 250-study hours for each course; hence you may estimate the time needed for completing your course as below:
Scenario 1: for 12 months study plan, you would need 6 hours a week per each International A-level subject
Scenario 2: for 9 months study plan, you would need about 8 hours a week per each International A-level subject
Other factors to be taken into considerations when thinking of the duration needed to complete your course are things such as the number of subjects you study concurrently, whether you are employed or fully dedicated to studying the courses, your initial English language skills in reading and writing and other life commitments