What Is The Difference between AS Levels and ALevels?

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I have researched and still do not understand! Someone please break it down if possible.
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In England they are separate qualifications.

An AS-level is typically taken as a 1 year course. It is graded A-U.

An A-level is a 2 year course which shares half of its content with the AS-level (typically occupying the first of the two years). They are usually examined by a single set of exams at the end of the two years and a single grade A*-U is given. Some people may take the AS-level exam at the end of the first year, (as opposed to internal mocks, though these will typically be based around AS-level papers due to the shared content) finish the course and take the A-level exam at the end of the second. They will receive two independent grades.

It used to be the case that you had to do the AS-level and it would contribute 50% of your final grade, this isn't the case in England and AS-levels are optional.
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In England they are separate qualifications.

An AS-level is typically taken as a 1 year course. It is graded A-U.

An A-level is a 2 year course which shares half of its content with the AS-level (typically occupying the first of the two years). They are usually examined by a single set of exams at the end of the two years and a single grade A*-U is given. Some people may take the AS-level exam at the end of the first year, (as opposed to internal mocks, though these will typically be based around AS-level papers due to the shared content) finish the course and take the A-level exam at the end of the second. They will receive two independent grades.

It used to be the case that you had to do the AS-level and it would contribute 50% of your final grade, this isn't the case in England and AS-levels are optional.
I now fully understand thanks to you! Thank you so much!
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