Upper Secondary School Curriculum
International Advanced Levels (AS and A Levels)
(Year 12 - Year 13/SK GYM 2. - 3. ročník) + (SK GYM 4. ročník)
16 to 18 year old students
The A Level (Advanced Level) is a subject-based qualification conferred as part of the General Certificate of Education, as well as a school leaving qualification offered by various educational bodies to students completing secondary or pre-university education. Obtaining A Levels or equivalent qualifications is generally required for university entrance around the world, with many universities granting conditional offers based on grades achieved.
Kings Schools International is also authorised to deliver the Slovak Vysvedčenie and Vysvedčenie o Maturitnej Skúške. The grades awarded at Advanced Level are also converted to Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej Skúške grades. To complete the Matura exam, students must complete the written and oral part of the Matura in the Slovak language and literature subject.
International Advanced Levels
Edexcel International AS and Advanced Level qualifications are Pearson-regulated qualifications designed with the global learner in mind. A Levels have a flexible, modular structure, but they maintain the rigorous standards of all Edexcel qualifications. All subjects (except Law) offer January and June examination windows, giving students more options when ap- plying to local and international universities. Students may choose three to five subjects at Advanced Level with the option of dropping one or two subjects after the first year and accepting an Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS Level) grade, representing the first component of a full A level qualification.
Edexcel A Levels
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AS and A levels – sometimes called General Certificates of Education (GCE) or Advanced levels – are studied after IGCSEs, but students can take them at any age. They mainly involve studying the theory of a subject combined with some investigative work and are studied full-time over two years at school. Some A Levels may be studied online with the school providing teacher supervision and guidance.
Opening doors to the world’s best universities
Pearson Edexcel International Advanced Levels (IALs) are designed for the global learner and have been developed in consultation with the international school community, including a large number of teachers and university lecturers.
Available in 21 popular subjects, they offer progression from International GCSEs, engaging international learners, and equipping them for progression to university and employment. They have a flexible, modular structure, but maintain the rigorous standards of all Pearson Edexcel qualifications and are comparable to the linear UK A Level, as confirmed by UK NARIC. (The national agency responsible for providing information and expert opinion on qualifications and skills worldwide).
Progress to University
Pearson Edexcel sets the standard for worldwide recognised qualifications aligned to the British educational system and accepted by top universities across the world - including Oxford, Cambridge, Columbia University and Yale University - leading on to prestigious employment opportunities. Our qualifications are taken by over 100,000 students in over 80 countries each year.