16 to 18 years old

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Ages 16 to 18 / Y12-Y13 A-Level

A-levels are the traditional qualifications of the British school system, offered by schools and colleges for students aged between 16 and 18 years old and recognised by colleges and universities worldwide.

At this stage in a young person's school career, they are able to focus on the subjects that they really want to do for the next two years.

Choosing subjects for Year 12 allows students to:

Most students study between three and four subjects at A-level. However, we are happy to be flexible so please let us know if you would like to study more or fewer subjects.

A-level is often quite different to GCSE. The subjects are often more challenging, and students will be expected to work independently and on their own initiative much more than you have been previously. There is a lot more responsibility on their shoulders to ensure that they go above and beyond what is taught in the classroom and continue learning in their spare time.

There will also be opportunities for students to volunteer to help your school community and to take part in the wider life of the school. This is because students need to build a profile of themselves that will appeal to university admissions officers or potential employers.

Students will also follow a Careers programme that will help them to write their CV and guide them through the process of applying for university, if they decide that this is what they want to do.

Choosing A-Levels

The most important criteria for choosing A level subjects are:

We also hold open evenings and taster sessions in the spring term to enable students in Year 11 and students from outside our school to make informed choices.

Download our Year 12 Options Booklet

The Year 12 Options Booklet has full information regarding course work and subjects offered at AIS.

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16 to 18 years old