International GCE A Levels are provided by University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), the world's largest provider of international qualifications for 14–19 years old.
International A Level is a 'gold standard' qualification
For over 50 years A Levels have been accepted for entry to universities and institutes of higher education around the world.
A Levels are important to employers who often demand them as a condition of employment International A Levels incorporate the best of UK A Levels, but are designed to meet the needs of international students.
International GCE AS Level was first examined in 2001
It represents the first half of an International A Level course
International AS Levels bring flexibility to an International A Level programme by allowing students to:
Follow a staged assessment route to International A Level by taking the International AS Level in one examination session and completing the final International A Level assessments at a subsequent session.
Take the International AS Level as either a one or two year course instead of, or in addition to, full International A Levels.
International AS Level has half the value of an International A Level and is accepted for entry to university courses across the world.
International AS Level examinations are usually taken at age 17.
International A Level examinations are usually taken at age 18.
Students who are taking or have completed Cambridge IGCSEs or Cambridge O Levels will find International A and AS Levels a logical next step.
Good International A and AS Level grades are a key to admission for all theworld's major English-speaking universities and many non-English speaking universities.
Good grades at International A Level can result in up to one full year of advanced standing or credit at universities in the USA and Canada.International AS Levels carry half the weighting of an International A Level and are typically awarded half the credit value.
International A and AS Levels offer students a flexible course of study that gives them the freedom to select the subjects that are right for them.
International A and AS Levels require guided learning time in class, the library or a resource centre.
All syllabuses require students to develop analytical skills and the ability to apply knowledge.
Studying for International A and AS Levels is academically challenging but offers excellent preparation for the next stage of education – study at university or college
The course differs for each subject, but throughout there will be a mix of assessment methods, which may include coursework, practical exercises, oral and listening tests, projects and written examinations.
International A Level courses usually take two years to complete and examinations are taken at the end of that period.
International AS Level examinations are usually taken after a year, either as part of the International A Level course, or as a qualification in their own right.
Examination sessions are held in June and November each year:
Results for June sessions are issued in August.
Results for November sessions are issued in January.
Subjects are graded A through to E - grade A is awarded for the highest level of performance, grade E for the lowest.
Each International A and AS Level syllabus is accompanied by a resource list with full details of books and other materials that may be useful in the classroom.
Teachers are also provided with a range of resources and support materials to equip them with the skills they need to teach International A and AS Level courses.
Online support and resources
Textbooks and other classroom materials
Professional development qualifications
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