Explore A levels and equivalent qualifications, such as Scottish Highers, the International Baccalaureate and level 3 BTECs. We can help you make decisions that keep the right doors open.
Nia Johns studied for a BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in sport and exercise science and is now taking a sports degree. She shares her experiences of the BTEC and her advice for others.
Considering whether A level or BTEC qualifications would suit you best? Explore the differences between them, where they could take you and how universities view BTECs.
Find out what a BTEC level 3 qualification is, including the options available, how you’ll be taught and assessed, and how to choose a good school or college for your BTEC.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an alternative to A levels – but how does it compare and what are the advantages and disadvantages of the IB programme?
Learn about the IB diploma programme, including subject choices, what else you’ll study, assessment methods and grading.
Amandine graduated from the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme in 2014 and she is now an editor at GTI Media. She shares her experience of the IB and her advice to those considering it.
An EPQ allows you to gain an extra qualification by researching a topic of your choice and can give you more UCAS points. Is it the right choice for you?
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