Cambridge International AS and A Levels are internationally bench-mark qualifications providing excellent preparation for university education. They are part of the Cambridge Advanced stage.
Some US universities give up to a year's credit as a result. Every year, thousands of Cambridge International A Level students gain places at good universities worldwide - including in the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
Cambridge International AS Levels have half the content of the corresponding Cambridge International A Level and may be completed in one year.
Schools can offer Cambridge International AS Level as a qualification in its own right or as a stage on the way to Cambridge International A Level.
AS is the General certificate of Education Advanced subsidiary levels. AS became available for the first time 10 years ago. The subsidiary is a new way of facilitating stage assessment. The subject content of the new A level syllabuses has been subdivided into two parts;
* The AS syllabus content to be covered in the first half of the course
* The A2 is normally taken at the end of the second year of study.
The Advanced Subsidiary is worth half the points of a GCE Advanced Level qualification in terms of the UCAS tariff.
AS and A-level examinations are done twice a year;
Good Satisfactory results in ‘AS’ and ‘A2’ certify the award of an A-level qualification.
It is possible to sit only for ‘AS’ modules in which only an ‘AS’ grade would be gained.