We are delighted to announce the launch of our updated International Advanced Level (IAL) qualifications in 8 subjects – Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business, Economics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Pure Mathematics and also a brand new Information Technology qualification for first teaching in September 2018. The IT qualification will replace the current Applied ICT qualification.

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The development of these new IAL qualifications has involved consulting with teachers, higher education and other key stakeholders to gain feedback and insight on our suite of International Advanced Level qualifications.

The feedback we received through the consultation process highlighted that teachers and learners across the world value the Pearson Edexcel IAL qualifications as they are created by subject experts and provide a solid foundation for progression to higher education, further education or work.

These qualifications are designed to develop a balance of subject knowledge, understanding and skills that help students to become confident, independent and reflective learners.

Your feedback indicated that you would welcome some subject content update, where appropriate, rather than large scale changes to the qualifications. You also confirmed that we should retain the IAL key features including:

  • Modular structure
  • IAS contributes to IAL
  • Multiple examination opportunities in January, June and October where appropriate
  • Opportunity to re-sit individual units
  • Internationally relevant content to suit different schools around the world 
  • Recognition by top universities worldwide
  • Development of lifelong transferable skills

It is also important to you that these new specifications are appropriately supported by teaching and learning resources. We will be providing a number of free support, including Sample Assessment Materials, Getting Started guides, editable Schemes of Work, Getting Ready to Teach events and much more.

Next Steps

To find out more complete our expression of interest form and why not take a look at our handy Edexcel International A Level infographic, to learn more about the flexible assessment approach, which you'll find below.

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