Schools and colleges are not legally obliged to offer AS-levels and enter students for the relevant exams, so not everywhere will offer them. When choosing your A-levels – including whether you want to stay at your school to study them, or go elsewhere – check what options the institution offers.
Do UK universities accept as levels?
UK universities and many institutions overseas accept Cambridge International AS & A Levels as equivalent, grade-for-grade, with standard British GCE A Levels.
How many A levels do you need for university?
You should take three A-Levels at a minimum, because that is the standard requirement for all universities, even the very best ones, although you can take up to five A-Levels if you choose.
Do I Need A levels to go to university?
Although A Levels are primarily for those seeking to get into university, yes it is possible to get to university without A levels and qualify for a university course. An Access to Higher Education (Access to HE) course is a flexible way of getting into university and suits those who are returning to education.
Is 2 A Levels enough for uni?
2 is the minimum though it is a very narrow course and the more prestigious universities will require three. Doing four or more isn’t usually recommended any more UNLESS it is further mathematics (and maths, further maths and physics is a very narrow combination so, if doing that, I would add an extra subject).
Can you go to uni with 2 A Levels?
If you are trying to go for a course which has a high entry requirement of UCAS points, you will either need to get 2 A levels with distinctions to have a proper chance, or get all 3 A levels done. It all depends on your chosen course for uni etc.
Are as levels worth it?
Prior to recent reforms, your AS-levels were worth 50% of your A-level grade. Now, that’s not the case. In Ucas points terms, an AS-level qualification is worth 40% of a full A-level.
Is 5 A levels possible?
How many A-Levels can you take? You can take a maximum of five A-Levels, although most students choose three. Most universities are happy to offer you a place based on three subjects. This number often excludes general studies, so check the course entry requirements if you’re thinking of taking general studies.
What happens if I fail my A levels?
If you completely failed your A levels or didn’t even sit the exams, there are still apprenticeships you can take advantage of. You’ll most likely have to start on a Level 2 apprenticeship. These are a great entry point to a career and will usually lead on to higher levels.
What grades do I need for uni?
Most universities will look for an 4/5 at GCSE (A*-C under the old grading system) in English, maths and possibly science. Specific courses may also ask for minimum grades in certain relevant GCSE subjects, while competitive courses will look for strong GCSE results as an indicator of your academic ability.
Can you do A-levels at any age?
Actually, there’s no age limit to A Levels, providing the entry requirements are met! So it doesn’t matter if you’re 16 or 79, you can still take your A Level exams.
Can I get into uni without GCSEs?
Whether you just missed out on a grade at GCSE or lack certain subjects or qualifications, you can still get to university if you’re willing to put some extra work in.