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A Level

A qualification offered by (pre-university) educational institutions in the UK (except Scotland, where they are called Highers). A-levels (usually a set of three, often closely-related subjects—e.g., Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry) are studied over a two-year period. The first year is called AS (Advanced Subsidiary), a period in which students often take four, then drop to three for the second year, A2. A levels constitute the standard entry qualification for academic courses in English, Welsh and Northern Irish universities. A levels help students prepare for material to study at university.
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The University of Cambridge has written to all schools and colleges in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, <Burging them to encourage students to take AS exams in each of their A-level subjects David Davies
Students achieved an overall A-Level pass rate of 98%.
The college also has a reputation for helping students who need to improve their A-level grades to secure entry at top-tier universities.
The fact that these are the school's best A-level results to date is the icing on the cake.
8% of A-level entries received at least an E - up from 97.
In her letter, Prof Higgins said maths A-level is studied for "a wide range of purposes", and is not just a precursor to studying maths and science based subjects at university.
At GCSE and A-level each grade is given a point score with a higher score for higher grades.
The statistics, published by exams watchdog Ofqual also show that 12,998 A-level grades were submitted as a high priority to be marked - because teenagers were waiting on the results to confirm places at college or university.
The success story continued at Solihull College which recorded its best ever A-level results with a 100 per cent pass rate in 12 subjects, including maths and chemistry.
The annual A-level Awards celebrates the success of pupils from all over the UK who gained highest marks in WJEC qualifications.
And although the overall A-level pass rate dipped slightly to 97.
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