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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. They’re usually assessed by a series of examinations.

WHAT GRADES DO I NEED TO TAKE A LEVELS?

You normally need:

  • at least five GCSEs at grades 9 to 4

  • at least grade 5/6 or sometimes 7 in the specific subject(s) you want to study

HOW ARE A-LEVELS DIFFERENT FROM GCSES?

There’s quite a big leap in difficulty level between GCSE and A-level. A subject that you thought you’d got your head around will suddenly become a lot more complex!

You’ll be studying things in more detail and you’ll probably find that your teacher or tutor expects a lot more independent study and engagement from you than they did at GCSE level.

At The Whitstable School Sixth Form you can do A Levels in the following subjects: Art, English Literature, Biology, Photography, History and Psychology.

Check out the subject pages and get a head start on some required reading.