Which year do you do your A-Levels?

\Most students do pursue A-level courses after getting a pass on the GCSE exam. During the A-level, the student’s age is approximately 16-18. It is a very important stage for the student’s academic career. And thus it is important for you to know in which year you will be doing your A-levels.

You will be given your A-level in year 13 which is considered the second year of your A-levels. Further, we have discussed the year of taking A-level.

Which year do you do your A-Levels?

Which Year Do You Do Your A-Levels?

Most students do give their A-level exam when they are in year 13 which is considered the second year of 6th form college. It is an advanced level in which you will have to choose the subject in which you are most interested and you have to continue to study the subjects in the future.

A-level is not an easier exam as the content in the subjects is very challenging and you have to work hard to secure good grades in the exam. As there are many subjects in the A-level course that have split into topics which means that the subject the student is studying is 3 but it will be tough as the student studying 6 subjects. Also, you must choose the A-levels after taking time as it may be late till the time you realize that you have taken the wrong A-level.

Can a student take the A-level early? 

The student can take the A-level early in year 10 and year 11 from the age of 14 to 16 but for that, the student should have their learning skill up to that grade as mostly the A-level is taken by the student in year 12 and year 13 as the subjects being taught during a level to have very difficult content.

Students who are over the age of 18 can also take the A-level exam. Mostly the students who sit early for an A-level exam who do have English subjects and if they have the confidence and fluency to get a good grade in the exam can take the exam early. Also if the student does have a high ability to learn they can also take the math subject to sit early in a level exam. You can also take up online A-levels.

How long does it take to complete A-level? 

The time taken to complete the A level is approximately 360 hours which the student needs to be guided for learning and half of it which is 180 hours is taken to cover the AS level. When a student studies for A level exam full time the complete study takes 2 years and AS level is prepared within 1 year. 

What are AS levels? 

AS level is considered the year which is studied as a level 1st year. The student used to study the AS level in year 12 in the sixth form of college and 40% of the AS level is counted as an A-level. But now the marks are not taken forward to the A-level grades at the end of the course as now the A-level greats are being based on the exam which the student gives at the end of the year 13.

At AS level which is being started in the first year of 6th form college, where the student has to study 4 subjects. Thus you have many choices for choosing the subject and with the subject to drop to make your future career and job opportunity. And in the 2nd year of 6th from college, the remaining three subjects are being learned which are considered  A-level subjects. 

Why should you choose to study a level?

If the student is good academically and has an interest in learning, then they should think about going to the university and for them taking a level is very beneficial. As most of the higher education courses do require a level of qualification. Studying A-level will make the student be sure about what they should learn deep in the university for their future and in which subject they are more interested. As a level is to be considered as the starting point for further education or for further career.


Most of the students take their A-level exams in year 13 during May and June. The A-level is being studied for 2 years and the student’s ages range from 16 to 18. As the A-level is being taught for 2 years because there are some courses it gets into separate years 12 and year 13 due to the challenging content. The student should work hard to get good grades at A-level. For passing the A-level exam the student need to have a grade between A* to E. 


What grade do students need to start at A-level? 

To start a level of studies the student needs to have at least 5 GCSE in grades 9 to 4.

What to do if a student fails a level? 

If a student fails an A-level exam they should resist an exam.

William Christie