More about A levels
A levels are modular and most have two units in the first (AS) year and two units in the second (A2) year. The unit assessments typically take place through exams in January and June and may involve coursework or practical assessment.
• The AS and the A2 are both marked out of 200 with the full A level marked out of 400; AS and A2 results combine to form a single A level grade. The A* grade is awarded on performance in the A2 units.
• You can choose to take an AS subject alongside A2 courses in your second year.
• If you have already taken an AS subject at school the department and college exams office will be able to advise you if it’s possible to continue to A2 during your first year.
For information about how A levels are assessed and graded, and UCAS tariff points for university entrance see the Useful Links on this page.