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    I am from Hong Kong, so the whole a-level thing is completely new to me. Please give me guidance.
    1. How is the winter series different from the summer series? Apart from the two being held in different time.
    2. What is considered as one subject? I've seen subjects such as "biology unit 1" or "core mathematics c34", and the complexity of the whole nomenclature truely baffled me.
    3. How many subjects do I need to take? If the university require AAA, do I only take three subjects?
    Thank you.
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    (Original post by Shinghei)
    I am from Hong Kong, so the whole a-level thing is completely new to me. Please give me guidance.
    1. How is the winter series different from the summer series? Apart from the two being held in different time.
    2. What is considered as one subject? I've seen subjects such as "biology unit 1" or "core mathematics c34", and the complexity of the whole nomenclature truely baffled me.
    3. How many subjects do I need to take? If the university require AAA, do I only take three subjects?
    Thank you.
    1. It isn't different.
    2. International A levels are modular, meaning the content you have to learn is divided into units and each unit has an exam, to understand what each unit contains and how many exams you would take you need to read through the relevant subject specification on the examiners web site. You can be awarded half an A level (an AS) if you only complete half of the required units needed for a full A level. You can complete an AS and then transform it into a full A level later by taking the A2 exams.
    3. If your uni requires AAA then you need 3 full a levels.


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