The Advanced Level (A-Level) now refers to the second half of an Advanced-Level (A-Level) qualification, typically studied in Year 13 (between the ages of 17 and 18) in the UK. Students generally study between 3 and 4 subjects, with no restrictions on choice of subject other than that they must have studied it in Year 12.

Exam Boards

The five exam boards at A-Level in the UK are AQA, CCEA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC. Orignially there were many more exam boards, all affiliated with UK Universities. They merged together into these five over the last fifty years.


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