International A Levels
The syllabuses develop a deep understanding of subjects and independent thinking skills.
With English and Maths being the most popular syllabuses, these exams are normally as early as possible within the exam series to allow for the large volume of papers to be marked afterwards.
The awarding organisations also consider the impacts on learners. For example, they will try to avoid timetabling Maths and English for the same qualification on the same day, or more than one science syllabus for the same qualification. They will also try to avoid setting papers together that would add up to more than six hours of exams a day.
With the International A Levels, learners across the world taking the same exam are in the exam or under supervision at the same time. Therefore students can’t access or share exam material until everyone has finished.
If you are taking multiple subjects, sometimes you may find a clash with the exams. It is important that you speak with the head of centre when booking your exams as they may need to arrange a timetable deviation which will resolve any timetable clashes.
You can check the current timetable for your subject below. Please note that sometimes there will be changes and therefore it is good to keep a look out for any updates. Also, the exam centre where you have your exams booked will be able to advise you further.
If you are booking exams as a private candidate, you will need to look into this approximately six months prior to the exam series. For example, if you are looking to sit your A Level exams in the June series, you would ideally need to have these booked by January so that you can ensure there is a place available for you at your chosen centre.
Also, if you book your exams in advance, this will avoid late deadline fees later on.
Some centres on the list may say that they are not offering exams to private candidates.
Sometimes, it is worth still exploring this centre as an option as the lists on the awarding body websites is not always up to date.
If there are not many centres in your area, sometimes it is worth getting in contact with the British Council. The British Council arranges exams for learners all over the world. These are for numerous awarding bodies.