A Level Courses
Bramdean is a recognised and registered centre for OCR, Edexcel and AQA and the University of Cambridge
suite of qualifications. In some
students may follow the Cambridge University International GCE.
Pupils are encouraged to extend their studies beyond the traditional choice of three A levels. A levels are
divided into two stages:
An AS level (consisting of 2 or 3 units) which is designed to be a one-year course.
An A2 level (consisting of a further 2 or 3 units) which will be studied in the second year, and will provide the
final part of the A level.
Therefore, each complete A level consists of an AS level and an A2 level. A2 is more difficult than AS as there
is a synoptic assessment in the final
examination. Pupils must achieve an A-E grade at AS before progressing
to A2. Many pupils studying an advanced course study the equivalent of:
3 or 4 AS levels in Year 12
3 A2 levels in Year 13
'A' Level courses being offered at Bramdean: