The course offered is taught using the blended methodology.

Our teaching materials have been written specifically for blended learning. Once enrolled, you will have access to a learning portal where you can log in and access all the learning material you need to learn and study for the exams. In addition, the lectures are always recorded as well as being held in the classroom for the students present.

The learning material is divided into in-class, simultaneously online, recorded and study units and consists of a mix of readings, interactive quizzes, videos and assessments. Attending A’KSENT ACADEMY means enrolling on a four-year international high school course offered entirely in English.

The Italian language is studied and lived within A’ksent Academy. Italian is the language of Dante, Umberto Eco, Petrarch and Leopardi, just a few of the Italian authors loved around the world. And studying Italian means getting to know the greatest masterpieces in the fields of art, culture and history.

Studying Italian is crucial for any kind of research in the fields of archaeology, philosophy, art history and culture in general. Furthermore, literature is one of the vectors of the spread of the Italian language, which boasts a vast vocabulary.

Not forgetting music: Italian is the main language used in opera and operetta, just think of the fact that Mozart wrote most of his masterpieces in Italian and not in German. Knowing Italian means being able to fully appreciate and understand the immortal pieces of classical music.

In the two-year A LEVEL course, students can deepen their knowledge of the disciplines because they are oriented towards humanistic and/or linguistic university studies. There are fixed lessons and lectures for IGCSE students but with the flexibility needed for those who play competitive sport.

GCSE examinations are held in May/June and October/November each year. The school year begins in September with an intensive language course in England (for those who are unable to attend due to important sporting commitments, they will do so on site).

The school year begins in September with an intensive language course in England (for those who are unable to attend due to important sporting commitments, they will do so on site).

Very High School students Italian secondary school) how much time will they have to study and obtain GCSEs which will enable them to obtain their first two-year diploma through their examinations.

The answer is 2 years. Another question is always whether you have to be in the UK to study GCSEs and take the exams and the answer is no. You can study and take GCSEs and AS& Level exams from anywhere in the world.

A-levels are highly valued by employers and universities so they can open up lots of doors to further study and careers.

How do A-levels work?

Three or more A-levels are usually studied over a two-year period, Students choose the A-level subjects they want to study when they are taking GCSEs, and admission usually depends on GCSE grades.

Typically, at least seven GCSEs with grades 4-9 / A*-C are required to gain access to A-level subjects. Sometimes you also need to get a GCSE grade of 5 / B or higher in the subject you want to take at A-level. But this varies depending on the school or university you apply to.

Usually you study three or more A-levels over two years and are assessed by a series of examinations. It is also possible to study AS-levels or vocational qualifications at the same time.

Is your dream to be able to choose where you want to go to university? If so, one of the most important decisions you will have to make at the end of your first two-year GCSE course is choosing the right curriculum.

One of the most popular and globally recognised study programmes is the Cambridge International Examinations: Advanced Level (CIE), more commonly known as Cambridge International (GCE) A Level and AS Level.

Through the CIE, you can obtain A Level qualifications, consisting of AS Level and A2 Levels.

But what does that mean? What are A-levels? According to the official UCAS website, “A-levels are subject-based qualifications that can lead to university, further study, training or employment. It is usually possible to study three or more A-levels within a two-year period”.

Recognised by universities around the world, A Levels originated in the UK.

How are A Levels assessed?

The A Level qualification has two components: AS Level and A2 Level.

It is necessary to study and complete the AS Level before taking the A Level. The average of the two scores (50/50) produces the overall A Level score. Students usually complete the AS Level in their penultimate year of high school and the A2 Level in their final year.

Both AS Level and A2 Level are designed as one-year courses.

It is possible to take the examination twice a year. The first is in May/June and the second in October/November.

Due to the structure of the school year, students from the southern hemisphere usually take the October/November series, while students from the northern hemisphere usually take the May/June series.

However, there is another option!

Some students take the AS and A2 level exams at the same time.

Although this might seem more difficult, it is a matter of personal preference and timetable. Choose the one that works best for you and your schedule.

Although taking the exams together may involve a heavier workload, this might be a good option if you think you are less likely to forget the content you learnt in AS when you reach A2.

It is important to note that students must take the AS and A2 Level exams within 12 months of each other. Otherwise, the AS grade ‘expires’ and cannot be combined with the A2 grade to obtain an A Level qualification.

How difficult are the AS and A2 exams?

At this point, you might be thinking: “How difficult are the A Levels? Are these exams suitable for me?”.

Difficulty is something to consider when choosing different curricula and subjects.

Although the difficulty varies from person to person, you want to make sure that you are able to cope with it and perform at a high level.

Cambridge International Examinations publishes updated syllabuses for all subjects online. Enter the keyword you are looking for together with “Cambridge syllabus” and you can see what they include in the syllabus.

How to prepare for the AS and A2 examinations?

Although the syllabuses may seem long and confusing, choose to focus on the learning objectives. They explain the learning expectations and everything about the exams. The objectives become more difficult because they are written in the order in which they are taught. To get an idea of the difficulty, scroll to the bottom to check the most difficult topics! You can also look up past exams online. As A Levels are a popular curriculum, there are many online resources available.

Use the past papers to get a better idea of the exams and their level of difficulty by browsing through them. You can also use them to get an idea of the exam structure. Try to look at assignments from recent years, as they tend to become more difficult as time goes by! Even better, look at the specimen papers (fancy term for sample papers) from the current year published on the Cambridge website for the most up-to-date examples.

Grades for the A Levels range from A* to U. The table below shows the score required for each grade:

A Level Assessment System