Cambridge AS / A levels

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Cambridge International AS / A Levels are international qualifications which are widely recognised and valued by universities worldwide – including the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

At our Cambridge International Fellowship Centre AS / A level begins in Year 11 and finishes after two years of study in Year 12. Students have a complete timetable of subjects but choose to focus on 3 to 4 A Level subjects for international examination.

A full A Level subject typically comprises of 3 to 4 examination components. At the end of Year 11 most students choose to sit the first two of these components. This is called AS (Advanced Subsidiary). Successful results from AS can then be carried through into Year 12 where students sit the remaining two components.

Alternatively, students can take all four examination components at the end of Year 12.
Students entering the AS/ A Level programme should have already achieved a minimum of a grade ‘C’ in their chosen subjects at IGCSE level. In addition to guided learning time students will be required to study independently and complete daily homework tasks.

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A Levels are much more focused subjects than IGCSE and give excellent preparation for the next stage of education – university or college. A levels are graded A* to E and although entry requirements for university will differ from university to university and from course to course, most university courses will expect graduating students to have 3 full A Levels with passes above a Grade C.

Developing good study habits is the key to success at A level and lays the foundation for future success at university. Academic performance is assessed on a continuous basis via coursework, homework, assessment tasks and examinations. Marks from these assessments are transferred to the school report card which is released to students at graduation.

Students are encouraged to form a positive concept of themselves by contributing to school life; organising events, joining extra-curricular clubs, participating in assemblies and writing articles for school newsletters and developing to their full potential in as many areas as possible.

Our programme seeks to

  • Develop lively enquiring minds, including the ability to question and argue rationally and to apply themselves to tasks with confidence.
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills relevant to adult life and employment in a rapidly changing word.
  • Develop a range of skills necessary to work in successful collaboration with others and independently in the community.
  • Communicate effectively through language, numbers and creative arts.
  • Respect religious and moral values and tolerance of other races, religions and ways of life.
  • Understand the changing world in which they live and the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations.
  • Appreciate human achievements and aspirations.
  • Acquire a positive attitude to health and lifestyle.
  • Develop a sensitive understanding of environmental issues and to demonstrate responsibility towards others and the environment.
  • Accept responsibility for their own behaviour and influence on others.