What are A-levels like? Ups, downs and resits
Are you thinking of taking A-levels?
The jump from GCSE to A-level can feel like a big leap leap, and for many it feels bigger than moving from A-level to a degree. So why is that? We asked our coaches what it was like for them – woes included!
What is it like to take?
- You will study fewer subjects than you did at GCSE but, as A-levels are advanced qualifications, your will need to develop a much deeper understanding and knowledge of these subjects
- Because you’re picking fewer subjects, A-levels are a good opportunity to start specialising and thinking about potential future careers
- At A-level, you have a lot less input from teachers and are expected to do more independent study
- However, you normally go to more lessons, so you can have more time with your teachers to ask questions and work on projects
- While A-levels are a great entry ticket to university, there are some subjects that certain unis won’t accept, and some they will prefer – so do your research!