Curriculum Advance (AS & A Level)

Cambridge Advance (AS & A Level) Curriculum

Cambridge Advanced is typically for learners aged 16 to 19 years who needadvanced study to prepare for university and higher education. Cambridge International AS & A Levelshelps thousands of learners worldwidegain places at leading universities every year. The syllabuses develop a deep understanding of subjects and independent thinking skills.Universities worldwide value and recognise Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications.

Cambridge International AS & A Level develops learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills in:
• in-depth subject content
• independent thinking
• applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations
• handling and evaluating different types of information source
• thinking logically and presenting ordered and coherent arguments
• making judgements, recommendations and decisions
• presenting reasoned explanations, understanding implications and communicating them logically and clearly
• working and communicating in English.

Cambridge International A Level is a two-year course, and Cambridge International AS Level is for one year. Some subjects can be started as a Cambridge International AS Level and extended to a Cambridge International A Level.

Assessment options

Learners can choose from a range of assessment options to gain Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications:
1. Take the Cambridge International AS Level only. The syllabus content is half a Cambridge International A Level.
2. Take a ‘staged’ assessment route – take the Cambridge International AS Level in one examination series and complete the final Cambridge International A Level at a subsequent series. AS Level marks can be carried forward to a full A Level twice within a 13 month period.*
3. Take all papers of the Cambridge International A Level course in the same examination session, usually at the end of the course.

At KIS Cambridge IGCSE examination sessions occur twice a year, in March and November. Results are issued in May and January.