Below are a selection of frequently asked questions, if we you cannot find the answer here, please contact us.
When can I enrol?
You can enrol anytime and receive 18 months support for AS and further 18 months for A2. The exams for A-levels occur in May/June each year and usually all units are available to be taken at each time.
Will I get the support I need?
A. Yes you will
All students are assigned a tutor at the time of enrolment. This tutor will then be your point of contact throughout the duration of your course and will be available to answer any queries you may have. Our friendly and qualified tutors will always be only an email away ready to answer any questions you may have about the course(s) you are studying.
What is the advantage of studying at home?
A. There are so many
Studying from home allows you the freedom to fit study around your lifestyle. Whilst you will have to put time aside to study if you want to get the most out of your course you won't have to commit to attending class at a set time every week - you can study at whatever time suits you best.
What is the difference between an AS and an A2?
A. They are two halves of a whole A-level
To achieve a full A-level you need to complete both the AS and the A2. The AS is worth half an A-level and must be successfully completed before you can progress onto the A2. Successful completion of the A2 will result in the awarding of a full A-level qualification. The AS and the A2 usually take one year to complete resulting in a full A-level taking two years.
How quick can I complete an A-level?
A. It depends on you.
It all depends on how quickly you work and how much time you can invest in your study.
Advisably, it takes 180 hours to complete an A-level and you can enrol at any time in the academic year.
When fast-tracking you must take May/June exams into consideration, and practical workshops if taking a science subject.
Will I need to buy any course materials?
Our online packages are supplied to you complete; including a welcome pack, pre-paid envelopes, course textbook(s) and, where applicable, you will also have access to our state-of-the-art learning management system where you can join forums with other learners or simply keep in touch with your tutor.
Do I have to sit exams?
In order to achieve your AS or A2 qualification you will need to sit formal exams. These can be taken either at Pembrokeshire College or we can help you make arrangements to sit the exams at a college more local to you (an examination fee may apply).
If you are an international student we have made arrangements with the British Council offices around the world to host the A-level examinations. We will provide you with as much help as we can to help you identify the places closest to you where you can sit the necessary examinations. You can look for your closest British Council office by visiting britishcouncil.org/new/articles/maps
Please Note: You will need to register for your exams approx 3 months prior to your exam dates.
Are there any entry requirements?
A. Some basic levels
Before studying any A-level online, we recommend that you have the equivalent of a GCSE (UK qualification) in English at grade C or above or IELTS grade 4 and that you have achieved the same subject or similar GCSE at grade C or equivalent. If you are based outside the UK we can advise on how your specific country qualifications relate to our entry guidelines.
Do I need to take part in the practical workshops?
A. Yes in the UK
If you want to achieve the full UK A-level qualification, in the sciences, then attendance at the practical workshops is a mandatory element of the course. International students are exempt from the workshops as you are enrolled on the Edexcel International Syllabus although we would encourage you to attend if possible to gain practical skills in the subject being studied.
Can I get support applying for University?
A. Yes for a Uni in the UK
We have many years experience of helping people complete their university application forms and developing the strongest application. When you are ready to start thinking about applying to British or English speaking universities we will review your application form and suggest on how you can make your application as strong as possible. We will also advise you on which British universities to choose.