Pearson Edexcel International AS/A Levels (IAL)

Pearson Edexcel International AS/A Levels (IAL)

Pearson Edexcel International AS/A Levels (IAL) are a globally recognised qualification which open doors to top universities worldwide. Available for 21 subjects, they have a modular/unitised structure, closely resembling that of GCE AS/A Levels prior to their reform/linearisation back in 2015. NARIC, the national agency responsible for providing information and expert opinion on qualifications and skills worldwide have confirmed that IALs are comparable with the existing UK GCE AS/A Level qualifications.

Over the last two years, Tutors & Exams have been granted temporary approval by Pearson Edexcel to offer IALs to candidates within the UK, principally due to restrictions bought about by the COVID-19.  However, after ongoing dialogue between Pearson Edexcel and Tutors & Exams to widen examination participation, we are thrilled to announce Tutors & Exams have now been given permanent, approval to offer IALs to any candidate resident in the UK who is outside of mainstream education – ie private candidates and those within the Home Education community.

The benefit of Pearson Edexcel IALs is that they use the popular and flexible modular approach for all subjects, with the exception of Law.  This means exams can be taken at the end of each unit of study, or throughout the programme of study when a student feels prepared and ready, or all together at the end the course. This flexibility, together with exam series in January, June and October, for most subjects and allowing unit re-sits ensures learners have more opportunities to get feedback to improve their performance and get the grade they need to progress.

This is a landmark moment for Tutors & Exams, able to offer all private candidates a suite of qualifications so far restricted to candidates resident overseas. If you would like to know more about IALs please view here.


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