Whether your child wants to continue their studies at university or start out on their career path, getting good grades at A-level is critical. Changes to the curriculum in all subjects which started to be introduced in 2015 have made A-levels more challenging.

Key changes to AS/A levels

  • All A-level exams will take place at the end of year 13. No marks from AS-levels, if taken, will count towards A-levels.
  • There will be less coursework and practical assessments with the focus more on the final examination.
  • Pupils can still take AS-levels and drop them in year 12 or go on to take the full A-level. But as noted above the AS-level grade will not count towards the full A-level.
  • Why take an AS-level? One reason is that it will give students a benchmark of how they’re doing. Also an external grade may carry more weight with universities and help teachers predict your grades better.

    We have AS and A-level private tutors available for all subjects. They are all well versed in the curriculum and will be able to help struggling students improve and higher achieving students to receive top grades.

    Timetable for AS/A-level changes by subject:

    September 2015 entry:
    New style A-levels have been introduced for English language, English language and literature, economics, art and design, biology, business studies, chemistry, computing, English literature, history, physics, psychology, sociology.

    September 2016 entry:
    New style A-levels introduced for: modern languages, ancient languages, religious studies, dance, drama, geography, music, physical education.

    September 2017 entry:
    New style A-levels to be introduced in all other subjects including maths and further maths, design and technology and likely politics and law.