“A Level” refers to “Advanced Level” General Certificate of Education (GCE). It is an internationally recognized achievement at secondary level. A Level examination is set by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).
The subject content of the A Level syllabus has been subdivided into two parts. The first year’s syllabus is referred to as “AS” and counts for half credit. The second part of the syllabus is referred to as “A2”. When AS and A2 exams are taken, a student receives an A Level ‘full credit’ grade. A full credit grade is generally completed in two years while AS exams are taken after one year.