General Certificate of education Advanced level (A Level) is a school leaving qualification offered by several examining boards based in the UK and moderated to achieve consistent standards by the British Government. Most 18 year old students will take three or four A Levels at the end of a two year course with examinations taken at the end of the second year with less emphasis on coursework than previously.
A Levels are a gold standard qualification and recognized by all the world’s leading universities. Offers from UK Universities will be based on grades obtained at A Level. Universities outside the UK will sometimes request that students take their own University entrance exams, for instance the US Universities will expect applicants to take SAT or ATC tests. All Universities will require a reference from Lucton School Shanghai which will be based on current performance against A Level standards. Such is the respect given world-wide to A Level, that Universities will find this a satisfactory measure.
A Levels of great flexibility when creating a curriculum and allow students a wider variety of choice in which subjects they study and how they choose their personal combination of subjects. A Levels are also highly in-depth allowing students to explore their chosen subject at a deep level and gain a high level of knowledge and skills.
The following subjects are offered at A/AS Level:
Art and Design
Digital Media and Design
Physical Education (PE)
Modern Languages (Spanish, French or German)
*Please note: all subjects are offered subject to a minimum number of students choosing the course.