A guide to A-levels

Under the old system, AS-levels would be studied in Year 12, with exams that were worth 50 per cent of your overall A-level qualification.

Under the new system being introduced, all A-level exams will take place at the end of Year 13, with no marks from AS-levels contributing to the overall final grade.

AS-levels will still exist, and can be studied for an extra qualification, but these results won’t count towards your A-level grade.

Across the board, there will also be less coursework and fewer practical assessments under the new system, making revision even more important.