IAL (International A-levels) is recognised by top universities in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia as well as Hong Kong. IAL is the secondary school leaving qualification for students studying outside the UK. Each subject is offered at AS and AL level. Students usually take 3 to 4 AL subjects to fulfil the requirements of university application. Therefore, students tend to choose their A-level subjects based on their strengths, interests and subject prerequisites for their desired university program.
For example, students who wish to study Medicine should select Chemistry and Biology in their subject combination. In addition, students who wish to reapply for competitive universities, or university subjects such as Medicine and Law, might choose to take a one year IAL program to boost their academic credentials.