CAMBRIDGE A LEVELS
What are the Cambridge A Levels?
The University of Cambridge is one of the most distinguished universities in the world. Apart from its rich and rigorous existence as a university, its influence has been felt around the world for generations with its upper secondary programmes.
The Cambridge A Levels, or The Advanced Level, is the gold standard of the Cambridge International Examination qualifications. It is recognised and accepted by numerous universities around the world and particularly well received by universities of the European Union.
What subjects are offered by the Cambridge A Levels?
A Level students choose four subjects in their first year of the programme and drop to three in the second. These are the three that are formally and externally examined at the end of the second year in April-May. Students can choose from the following four subject areas:
- Social Studies
*Specific individual subjects within these subject areas will depend upon specific teacher’s choices and student need.*
The subject content of the A Levels syllabuses has been divided into two parts: the AS syllabus, which is to be covered in the first half of the programme, and part two of the syllabus, commonly referred to as A2’. This open approach enables students at AIS to choose from the following two options:
Take all A Levels requirements in the same examination session at the end of a course of study, usually at the end of the second year (Year 13).
Take the AS qualification only – either at the end of a one-year or two-year course In alignment with the external standards, Cambridge examinations at AIS will officially be proctored during April-May testing seasons, and there are no makeup examinations until the following season. These examination periods will follow the strict codes of conduct expected from Cambridge schools and will be aligned with their timetables, timelines, and time regulations. There are six passing grades within the Cambridge examinations, A* – E, and all grades are marked and determined externally by Cambridge.