Pearson Edexcel GCE A-Level / International Advanced Level (IAL)

What is the Pearson Edexcel GCE A-Level / International Advanced Level (IAL)?

The Insworld GCE A-Level / IAL programme is an 18-22-month programme designed to prepare students for GCE A-Level / IAL examinations administered by Pearson Edexcel, a fully accredited UK Examination Board, and Awarding Body. Because Insworld is flexible in its enrolment dates, delivery of programmes and exam dates, exceptional students may be able to complete the programme in a shorter time.

A-Level is the UK standard pre-university qualification. A-Levels are recognised by universities worldwide as valid indicators of academic achievement and potential.

Students usually take three or four subjects at A-Level, depending on their future plans and what they wish to study at university.

Pearson Edexcel IAL programmes are modular. This allows the delivery of the course content and the timing of examinations to be more flexible and to be adapted to suit the needs of the student.
Each IAL subject is divided into discrete units (modules) that are examined and marked separately. Students may take exams in January and/or May/June each year. The final grade is based on the aggregate of the marks achieved in all the different modules.

Modular exams have many advantages for students. Students can delay taking an exam if they feel they need more time, and can re-take exams in specific modules at any exam session. Only the best mark achieved in each module will count towards their final grade. In addition, the burden and pressure of exams are spread out over the duration of the programme, which can help students to focus on specific learning outcomes and assessment goals. Students are also able to assess their progress by looking at real exam results.

To learn more about Pearson Edexcel GCE A-Levels, click here.

Who is the IAL Programme For?

The IAL programme is for students who have completed their International GCSE programme (or equivalent) at Insworld, or elsewhere, or who have completed High School in their home country. Students should preferably be 16 years old and seriously interested in preparing for entry into university. The IAL programme is open to families residing in, or planning to move to Singapore, Singapore nationals and Permanent residents and to overseas students, who meet the criteria for obtaining a Student’s Pass.

IAL Subjects Offered at Insworld Institute Private School in Singapore

Students usually study three or four subjects at International A-Level or GCE A-Level.

Course Duration

6 terms (18 – 22 months)

Class Size

4 – 12 students

Main Intakes

January and July

Other Enrolment Periods

March / April
September / October

Entry Requirements

Recommended Age16-18
English ProficiencyIELTS 5.00 / TOEFL 220 or equivalent

Must have completed the Pearson Edexcel International GCSE programme or equivalent

Academic Progression

On successful completion of this programme, students will have obtained a strong, well-rounded education that will qualify them to progress to degree programmes at fully accredited prestigious universities worldwide.

* Please check the subject availability from school

Students may choose to study any combination of subjects at A-Level. However, for subjects such as Medicine, Engineering or Law, specific subject combinations are strongly recommended. For any enquiries on admission matters, contact us at (65) 6732 1728 or email us at
Close Menu



Sign up for our Newsletter to receive the latest news about important announcements, upcoming activities, admission information and more.