What to expect

The British Council makes it easy to study A-levels. We help more than two million people take international exams every year. 

Here are some things you should know about AS- and A-levels.


Students usually complete A-levels in two years. In the first year, you study the first half of the A-level, which is called the AS-level. In the second year, you study the A2-level. Your combined result from both years is your A-level grade.

A-levels are assessed by a mixture of practical coursework  and exams in both years (AS and A2). 


There are many different A-level subjects to choose from, although availability varies by country, exam board and school. 


UK universities typically require students to pass three subjects at A-level, but you should check the entry requirements of the universities that you are considering.


We work with Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) to deliver A-levels. If your school or college has a preferred exam board, you may not need to choose.

Find out which exam board is right for you.


Your exam results are graded on a scale from A* to E. 


Your exam results will be available for collection 14 days after the released date or post to you upon request.


Depending on local availability, you may be able to choose from more than 50 A Level subjects and 8 popular subjects from International A Levels. To find out which subjects are available for registration, download the application form below.

You can find out about the syllabuses from the Cambridge Assessment International Education website.

How to register

The British Council Indonesia Foundation can help you register for your A-level exams. We’ll handle all of the paperwork and make sure you complete the right forms.  

Find out how to register for International AS/A or AS/A levels.