Starting A-Levels

If you’re someone considering starting A-Levels, you can be forgiven for thinking that you need to start them in September, especially if you are looking to complete the courses in one year. After all, that is when all the schools and colleges start students on A-Levels right? But the reasoning behind students starting A-Levels in September has more to do with term times and tradition than it does with the practicalities of completing an A-Level course in time for examination in the following summer.

The amount of study time needed for A-Levels isn’t actually as many hours as people often think. One A-Level subject takes the average student 350 hours of study time to complete. So, if you remove the restrictions of school hours and term times, then spreading 350 hours of study time through a year of less of study suddenly isn’t such a big ask. A student could easily begin to study one A-Level with just a few hours a week of study and be more than prepared for examination in the following summer exam series. In fact, even with starting A-Levels in October, it would be more than feasible for a student to study more than just one A-Level comfortably with the plan of sitting their examinations in the following summer series.

If you’re ready to enrol and start studying A-Levels, have a look through the range of online courses Open College currently have or get in touch with our friendly team for more help and advice.