IAL One Year Programme
What is the IAL
IAL (International A-levels) is the secondary school leaving qualification for students studying outside the UK. Many subjects are offered at AS and AL level. Students usually take 3 to 4 AL subjects to fulfill university application requirements. Students should select their A-level subject combination based on their interests, strengths and subject prerequisites for their desired university program. For example, students who desire to study medicine should select chemistry and biology . In addition, students who desire to apply for competitive universities, or university subjects such as medicine or law, might choose to take a one year IAL program to boost their academic credentials.
IAL is widely recognised by top universities in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong.
One Year International A-Levels (IAL) Program
CANA offers a One Year International A-Levels (IAL) Program for students who have at least completed (I)GCSE or equivalent examinations before. As a UCAS centre, CANA can provide UCAS predicted grades and reference letters for our students who have regular lessons and examinations in our IAL Program, aiding them in their university application process.
Students who may wish to apply to the CANA IAL Program include:
- Those who have completed (I)GCSE, DSE Form. 4 or equivalent
- Those who have done IBDP, GCE A levels, DSE, AP or equivalent examinations before and did not receive any universities offers of desire, or would like re-apply for universities to pursue the ideal programme and explore one's academic interests
- Those who have been studying GCE A-Level in the UK but stopped due to the COVID - 19 pandemic and would like to continue their study in Hong Kong by taking International A-Levels.
|Period||September to May|
|Duration in weeks||35 weeks|
|*Duration in hours||One subject||Three subjects|
|Weekly number of hours||3 – 4.5||9 – 13.5|
|**Assessment contents||10 biweekly tests
2 assessment exams
|Exam Period||IAS exams: January
IA2 exams: May to June
* Total hours include teaching IAL syllabus of each subject, assessment tests and exam practice. The hours are flexible, so if needed, the course schedule can be changed to suit your schedule.
** The first assessment test result is used for reflection of predicted grades in each subject. Both online or on-site assessment tests could be provided.
What CANA Offer?
- Monthly report to monitor the learning progress
- 10 biweekly tests and 2 mock exams to monitor students’ level
- Registered UCAS centre to provide predicted grade
- Reference Letter for university application
CANA’s IAL track record
91% of our IAL level students have received an A or A*, and have received offers from competitive university programs in HK and the UK. To know more details, go to GCE/IGCSE track record
How to do well in IAL
To prepare for the challenging IAL program, students should focus on improving their communication skills, both in spoken and written English. They should also give attention to their mathematics foundation if they desire to take maths and the sciences.
CANA offers a one year IAL day school program for students who have done the IAL or equivalent examinations (e.g. IB, GCE A levels, DSE, AP) and would like to reapply to universities. Students may come to CANA on a regular basis: 4 to 5 days a week, 3-5 hours each day, depending on the number of subjects enrolled. As a UCAS centre, CANA can provide UCAS reference for students who have regular lessons and tests at our IAL program. By offering both online and on-site lessons at our centres located throughout HK, students are able to learn in the way they see fit.
CANA also offers individual lessons for students who would like to be tutored once or twice a week in person or online, with intensive courses available during Christmas, Easter and summer holidays to further boost grades. Additionally, students who join our university application consultation package receive close guidance on timeline management, helping manage university applications and school deadlines with ease.
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