Edexcel International Advanced Levels is a new suite of A level qualifications developed for international centres. With a modular structure, our new suite of International Advanced Levels have examination windows in January and June of each year, allowing students to finish their course in January if they need to, for entry to local and international universities. Please note Law and English Literature will continue to be examined in June of each year only.
|Edexcel GCE A levels||International Advanced Levels|
Modular structure until 2015
Advanced Subsidiary will become a standalone qualification from 2015.
AS can be used as a stage on the way to completing an Advanced Level.
Recognised by universities
Regulated by Ofqual.
Regulated by Pearson.
Mathematics, Economics, Accounting, Law, Biology, Chemistry, Physics.
Mathematics and Economics
New International AS/Advanced Level specifications will be available for Mathematics and Economics. Final specifications will be available to download from the IAL Home Page in August, ahead of first teaching in September 2013.
We have produced mapping documents for Economics and Mathematics to outline where the changes in content occur between the Edexcel GCE specification and the IAL specification. Mapping Guides can be found on each of the IAL subject pages from the IAL Home Page under Teacher Support Materials.
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Law and Accounting
The existing Edexcel GCE Science specifications (with 100% written examination instead of coursework), Law and Accounting are being moved into our new suite of Edexcel International Advanced Levels. There is no change to the content or assessment of these specifications, only the name of the qualification will change. The specifications are exactly the same. We will be updating the covers of the specifications to reflect the change of qualification title after summer 2013. They will now be called Edexcel International AS/Advanced Level in Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Law/Accounting.
The qualifications have been written to the same rigorous standard as all Edexcel qualifications and Edexcel International Advanced level qualifications are already recognised by many leading universities in the UK and internationally.
Keep track of the latest universities accepting IALs by clicking on the advert ‘International Advanced Levels: Find out where they can take you!‘ which can be found on the bottom right corner of the Degree Course Finder website.
Pearson has advised us that all universities have been informed of the latest changes, but will only be able to send back their acknowledgements in due time.
Will my centre/students be disadvantaged in any way by taking Edexcel International Advanced Level qualifications if they are not regulated by Ofqual?
Edexcel International Advanced Level qualifications have been written to the same high standards as our Edexcel GCEs and are being recognised as providing progression to higher education by universities around the world.
How many re-sit opportunities will my students have with the International Advanced Level qualifications?
Students can re-sit each unit once before certification.
Yes. The new International Advanced Level will have an AS/A2 split, therefore AS can either be taken as a stand alone qualification or used as a stage on the way to completing an Advanced Level.
No. IAL qualifications are only available to students and centres outside the UK.
Textbooks used for the current Edexcel GCE A levels can be used for International Advanced Levels. There is no need to purchase additional textbooks.