"A levels"?

RichardB2Kwiziq community member

"A levels"?

Asked 3 years ago
RichardB2Kwiziq community member
Simply noting that for many American subscribers, exam questions referring to 'A levels' are confusing as the term has no meaning for US schools. I've lived in worked in the UK, so I do understand the questions - but I do suspect that quiziq's use of British-specific terms makes this wonderful tool a bit more difficult for the many folks to whom I intend to recommend it....
RonC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Bonjour Richard, I am an American subscriber and have only heard of «A levels». While this is not the proper forum for an explanation, I would appreciate a useful link to learn more detail of what that entails. I do, at times, find myself doing a double-take when I run across the British-specific terms. Merci en avance.
MichaelC1Kwiziq community member
Non British but as I understand it when you finish school you can do your O-levels (basic education level) and finish or you can do an extra level (A level) which is higher education but still run by the government. In the US there is no equivalent. You finish school and go to college for higher education. France seemingly follows the UK model (or probably vice versa). In my country (South Africa) we follow the US system except for certain schools which for various reasons specifically elect to follow the UK way.

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