A Level Subject Guide

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Why Study the A Level?

Knowing your own strengths and weaknesses is very important for becoming successful in life. The A Levels are significantly more challenging than their predecessors, the O Levels. Choosing the right subject becomes all the more important. Our academic research team has compiled the following subject guide information that will help guide you toward your subject selection.

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Accounting

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Accounting

The Cambridge International AS and A Level Accounting syllabus enables learners to apply their accounting knowledge and understanding in order to analyse and present information, give reasoned explanations, and make judgements and recommendations. The syllabus covers topics such as the recording of financial information, accounting principles and control systems, and the preparation of final accounts for a variety of different organisations and businesses.

Learners find out about raising capital by shares and loans, ratio analysis and cost accounting, and also study the preparation of cash flow statements, cash flow analysis, and standard costing and investment appraisal, among many other topics.

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Top Career Options

Corporate Controller, Risk and Compliance, Financial Analyst, Forensic Accountant, Tax Accountant, Chief Financial Officer

Business

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Business

The Business syllabus enables learners to understand and appreciate the nature and scope of business, and the role it plays in society. The syllabus covers economic, environmental, ethical, governmental, legal, social and technological issues, and encourages a critical understanding of organisations, the markets they serve and the process of adding value. Learners examine the management of organisations and, in particular, the process of decision-making in a dynamic external environment.
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Top Career Opportunities

Business Analyst, Product Manager, Chief Executive Officer, Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Management Consultant

Economics

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Economics

A Level Economics covers a range of basic economic ideas, including an introduction to the price system and government intervention, international trade and exchange rates, the measurement of employment and inflation, and the causes and consequences of inflation. Learners also study the price system, the theory of the firm, market failure, macroeconomic theory and policy, and economic growth and development..

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Top Career Opportunities

Financial Analyst, Economist, Economic Consultant, Actuary, Investment Banker, Lawyer, Management Consultant.

Law

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Law

This is an integrated version which is a mix of Common law, Public law and Contract law. It will prepare a student for the CertHE in Common Law Programme modules.

Top Law Careers

Litigator, Intellectual Property Law, Tax Attorney, Real Estate Law, Chief Legal Officer, Judge, Law School Professor.

Mathematics

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Mathematics

A Level Mathematics builds on the skills acquired at Cambridge IGCSE (or equivalent) level. The syllabus allows teachers to choose from three different routes to Cambridge International AS Level Mathematics: Pure Mathematics only, Pure Mathematics and Mechanics or Pure Mathematics and Probability and Statistics.

Top Career Opportunities

ActuaryLogisticianResearch Analyst, Risk Management, Accounting.

Physics

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In A Level Physics, the emphasis throughout is on the understanding of concepts and the application of physics ideas in novel contexts as well as on the acquisition of knowledge. The course encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills which are transferable to any future career path. Cambridge International AS and A Level Physics is ideal for learners who want to study physics or a wide variety of related subjects at university or to follow a career in science. Please note that the Scheme of Assessment has changed since 2005.

Top Physics Career Opportunities

Aerospace Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Computer Engineer, Mathematician, Systems Analyst, Physicist.

Psychology

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Psychology

Cambridge International AS and A Level Psychology learners develop their appreciation of the subject by exploring the ways in which psychology is conducted. As part of their studies, learners also review important research; this provides an insight into the ways in which psychology has been applied, thereby leading to a better understanding of key themes and issues.

The syllabus reflects five core areas of psychology, namely cognitive, social, physiological, developmental and the psychology of individual differences; it also relates psychology to education, health, organisations, the environment and abnormality.

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Top Career Opportunities

Organizational Psychologist, Human Resources, School Psychologist, Forensic PsychologistPsychiatrist.

Chemistry

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Biology

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Sociology

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