Some online courses offered at International Correspondence Schools in the United Kingdom are A-Level courses in English literature, business studies, history, mathematics and sociology. Other available subjects are business and management, accountancy, and human resources. Some online programs available at its U.S. branch, Penn Foster Career School, include computer graphics technician, hotel management, medical administrative assistant, business management essentials and health information management.
International Correspondence Schools began in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1890 and has its headquarters in Glasgow, Scotland. It offers a range of A-Level courses so students can study for their qualifications on their own time. For example, the A-Level English Literature courses covers literature from 1300 to after 1800, with an emphasis on Shakespeare. The A-Level Mathematics course covers topics such as geometry, algebra and trigonometry, and introduces students to physics. Students taking the A-Level History course cover more than 300 years of European history, with a focus on British history before World War II. Other online A-level courses include law, English language, economics, accounting and psychology.
International Correspondence Schools also offers several online diploma and certificate programs. For example, programs in its business management program include the Foundation Certificate in Marketing, Diploma in Procurement and Supply, and Certificate in Leadership and Management.