- Can students take the AS examination at the end of their first year and then retake it at the end of the second year, along with the A Level components?
- Can students take dictionaries into the examination?
- What support materials are available?
- Is International A Level equivalent to UK A Level and how do universities regard International A Level?
- How many hours contact time do you recommend for AS and A Level?
- Can you suggest any websites that could be used as teaching aids?
- I am having problems in getting hold of the recommended textbooks. Can you help?
Yes a candidate’s best AS Level result can count towards their A Level.
Candidates are not allowed to take any dictionaries into the examination.
- Specimen question papers and mark schemes
- Past question papers, mark schemes and examiner reports for the last 5 years
- Scheme of work
- Teacher guide
- Learner guide
- Discussion forum
- AS and A Level Example Candidate Responses booklet – this contains examples of marked student answers to AS and A Level questions and has a commentary from senior examiners
All the above are available on the School Support Hub.
Yes, the International A Level is equivalent to an UK A Level. Similarly International AS and UK AS are of equivalent standard. In general, there is direct equivalence between UK AS and A Level Sociology and our AS and A Level Sociology.
Over a two-year A Level course, approximately five hours per week of teaching time would be sufficient. Students will be expected to do individual work outside of this time.
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