AS and A Level

49,785 AS and A Level essays

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  1. Marked by a teacher

    Discuss the benefits of economic growth

    5 star(s)

    A well considered piece of work that explains the benefits and costs of economic growth well. …

    • Essay length: 1456 words
    • Submitted: 20/02/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) David Salter 13/01/2012
    • Reviewed by: (?) groat 01/04/2012
  2. Marked by a teacher

    Tennessee Williams wrote in a letter that It (Streetcar) is a tragedy with the classic aim of producing a catharsis of pity and terror and in order to do that, Blanche must finally have the understanding and compass

    5 star(s)

    A very effective essay which addresses the question in detail and shows a balanced appraisal of the key characters.

    • Essay length: 1760 words
    • Submitted: 15/10/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Karen Reader 22/02/2012
    • Reviewed by: (?) groat 23/03/2012
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    Explain and illustrate the roles played by profit in allocating scarce resources within the economy over time.

    5 star(s)

    An excellent piece of work that achieves its purpose well…

    • Essay length: 954 words
    • Submitted: 10/08/2011
    • Marked by teacher: (?) David Salter 12/02/2012
    • Reviewed by: (?) groat 04/03/2012
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    'Cleopatra is often interpreted as the designing woman who brings down a worthy soldier and ruler, but this view is simplistic.' How do you, in the 21st century, respond to Shakespeare's dramatic presentation of Cleopatra?

    5 star(s)

    It is evident here how a thoughtful title can help to give an essay structure and direction. The writer has given a lively and sophisticated response to a well-phrased question.…

    • Essay length: 1718 words
    • Submitted: 02/01/2009
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Val Shore 25/02/2012
    • Reviewed by: (?) 01/07/2012
  5. Marked by a teacher

    Is Psychology a Science?

    5 star(s)

    This essay considers the subject of the scientific status of Psychology pretty thoroughly with balanced debate. The conclusion perhaps reflects the fact that just as the discipline of Psychology aims…

  6. Marked by a teacher

    Outline and evaluate the Marxist view of the family

    5 star(s)

    A brief but effective piece of work regarding Marxism and the family. The theory was outlined well, and there was good use of other theorists to critique/support it. The writer…

    • Essay length: 497 words
    • Submitted: 13/04/2013
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi 28/06/2013
    • Awarding body: OCR (for A-levels)
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    Outline and evaluate the functionalist view of the role of the family in society [33 marks]

    5 star(s)

    A very good piece of work looking at the functionalist view of the family. All the key viewpoints have been covered, with some excellently critiqued using other theorists.
    There are…

    • Essay length: 590 words
    • Submitted: 05/03/2013
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi 28/06/2013
    • Awarding body: OCR (for A-levels)
  8. Marked by a teacher

    Skills and Knowledge Needed to Work In A Business Environment

    5 star(s)

    A comprehensive analysis of how to increase efficiency and reduce waste in a business. It could be improved by discussing a specific business but this may not be practical.…

    • Essay length: 3674 words
    • Submitted: 27/10/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Dennis Salter 15/05/2013
    • Awarding body: Not known/Not applicable
  9. Marked by a teacher

    Analysis of Rhetoric in "Into the Wild" by Jon Krakauer

    5 star(s)

    5 stars *****

    This is a beautifully written, logically argued essay which focuses on the author's intentions and analyses the probable reaction of the reader.
    All statements/arguments are intelligent…

    • Essay length: 2755 words
    • Submitted: 25/10/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Katie Dixon 26/06/2013
    • Awarding body: AQA (for A-levels)
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    Why does Hamlet still matter?

    5 star(s)

    A very well written piece showing full control of the material and an in depth understanding of the key points from the play. Some very insightful analysis which, at times.…

    • Essay length: 1922 words
    • Submitted: 11/10/2012
    • Marked by teacher: (?) Laura Gater 03/05/2013
    • Awarding body: Not known/Not applicable

Advanced level qualifications are generally studied during the ages of 16-18 after a student has taken their GCSE level qualifications. As the name suggests the level of study in the subjects is at a considerably higher level than that which the student will have studied. The amount of study involved in an A level generally means that three is sufficient challenge for the vast majority of students although some high-achievers may be entered for four (or even more).

Students can take a free-standing AS level in the first year as a separate qualification but all the marks for the Advanced level are awarded in the examinations at the end of the second year of study. Advanced level qualifications are used in university applications to allow universities to make decisions about potential students. If you have designs on a particular degree pathway, take care to find out if the subjects you will be studying at A level will be appropriate for the course.


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