What are the main benefits of A levels? and how will they help your child’s future?
A Level qualifications are by far the most popular and effective route for anyone wanting to go to university. You may think that your child is prepared to handle university but many times the transition period between O levels into A levels gives children the opportunity to explore what University is about. This is the time they learn to organize their time, choose the subjects they feel will be appropriate for their career and they get a lot of advice and guidance from teachers as well. It teaches teens that studying is not a walk in the park and gives them the opportunity to grow.
First of all what is A levels?
A Levels, or ‘Advanced Levels’, are traditionally two year programmes that academic students generally study after finishing their GCSEs. However, A Levels are not solely for school leavers, and can be studied by anyone over the age of 16. A Levels offer a variety of subject specific qualifications ranging from Physics and English Literature, to Business Studies and Sociology. Students tend to choose three or four subjects, and the grade they achieve in each subject counts towards their total UCAS points required to secure their place at university.
Here are the 3 top benefits of A levels that will help your child grow.
1.You get the university you want
A Levels are a great choice for anyone who wishes to attend university, regardless of where that university is! A Levels are recognised and accepted worldwide, so you can go to university in any country you desire… assuming you achieve the grades you need of course. So, if it’s your dream to go to university in the U.S.A, Europe, Australia, or you want to stay closer to home and attend a UK university, then A Levels can make that dream a reality… the world really is your oyster!
2.Able to focus on what you like
The beauty of A Levels is that you can choose to study subject specific qualifications. And, with no compulsory subjects, you’re able to focus on what you are passionate about and good at. Studying a subject that you are naturally talented in makes the study process more enjoyable, and improves your chances of success on results day. It also allows students to tailor their studies towards the degree they wish to study, and their future career. For example, someone wishing to become a midwife is likely to study choose a biology A Level to prepare for their midwifery degree.
3.Improve job prospects
Whether you go to university or not, A Level qualifications will impress future employers and help you to stand out. And, if you decide not to go to university that’s OK! Possessing A Level qualifications will demonstrate that are educated, independent and self-motivated… all qualities that potential employers value.