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25 June, 2019

Maybe you’ve just finished your GCSEs and have decided to enter the brave new world of Philosophy at A Level. It might feel both exciting and a little daunting to be beginning a brand-new subject in Year 12, rather than continuing one, such as Physics or English, that you’ve studied for some years.

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12 March, 2018

Ed Richardson (Keystone's Director of Education) talks to David Hargreaves (former head of Sixth Form at Westminster School) about deciding which A Levels to study. David has over thirty years experience advising students on A Level choices and university entrance.

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28 July, 2017

What is it and why have many schools adopted it? The Cambridge Pre-U was launched in 2008 and is an equivalent course to the A Level studied in the final two years of school. It aims to offer more depth than the A Level and prepare students more appropriately for university.

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17 June, 2016

Many parents are often stuck between choosing A-Levels or IB for their child. Here is a nifty table that clarifies the key differences.   A-Level IB Course Length AS Levels are a one-year standalone qualification.  A Levels are a two-year standalone qualification.

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13 August, 2015

‘What did you get?’ is a simple enough question but it is often loaded with anxiety and uncomfortable to answer. I remember my own A Level Results day well: My closest friends and I decided we’d meet at school to collect our results and then open them together.

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