A-level at King’s Bangkok
A-levels are universally recognised as academically rigorous and rich qualifications. Students will take up to four A-levels from a broad range of subjects, each of which is planned to enhance their academic interests as well as prepare them for future study.
A-levels (Advanced level) and AS-levels (Advanced Subsidiary level) are UK subject-based qualifications, usually taken by students aged 16-19. A-levels are normally studied over two years and AS-levels over one year, leading to qualifications that are recognised worldwide for entrance to universities or higher education institutes. In recent years, International A-level courses that allow both a linear and modular approach have been developed by Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE) and Edexcel, the two leading examination boards of choice for international schools.
There are no compulsory A-level subjects and there is no combined overall grade. Each subject is graded on an A*-E scale (A-E for AS-levels) and are standalone qualifications.
At King’s Bangkok, we recognise that success in the Sixth Form can take many forms and that pathways and course combinations need to be personalised to meet individual needs and ambitions. We want our students to enjoy the challenges of academic study at this level, but we do not want them to be overwhelmed or unhappy. We want them to be ambitious and determined, but also be level-headed and self-aware.
Choosing the right A-level courses for Years 12 and 13 is a critical part of preparing for university. When it comes to choosing which A-levels to study it is important to consider what you enjoy, but it is vital that students think a bit further ahead and consider what they might want to do in the future. For some degrees, students will be required to have studied a particular subject or subjects beforehand. Our dedicated team will spend time with each Year 11 student to discuss their options and advise accordingly, as well as support students throughout the programme with every aspect of the university application process.