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About Exam

About Exam

Exam Brief

Since 1863, the University of Cambridge has provided standardised educational assessment services worldwide. The University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the leading provider of international qualifications for young people aged 14 to 19. Every year, thousands of candidates take the Cambridge examinations in over 150 countries to help students obtain admission to top colleges worldwide.

The curriculum foster in-depth knowledge of subjects as well as critical thinking abilities. Cambridge students are widely accepted at leading study destinations such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and many other countries. Cambridge International AS & A Level expands students’ knowledge, understanding, and skills.

Brochure

https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/Images/122973-cambridge-advanced-brochure.pdf

Exam Summary

The AS/A Levels are a highly specialised programme in which students typically study four topics; however, outstanding individuals may take up to five. This programme allows students to build in-depth knowledge and understanding, excellent reasoning abilities, and critical thinking skills. Because of these factors, colleges worldwide, including India’s top universities, have recognised and accepted the programme.

The A Level syllabus’ subject content has been divided into two parts: the AS syllabus content, which is covered in the first half of the course (Grade 11), and the A2 syllabus content, which is covered in Grade 12. This adaptable method allows students to complete a staged assessment by taking the AS certificate in one session (at the end of Grade 11) and the A2 qualification in a subsequent session (at the end of Grade 12).

Official Website Link

https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/

Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

Stages of Exam

Assessment options Learners can obtain Cambridge International AS and A Level qualifications through a variety of assessment techniques. Learners can obtain Cambridge International AS and A Level qualifications through a variety of assessment techniques, including:

  • One can take the Cambridge International AS Level only as 50% of the Cambridge International A Level syllabus is covered.
  • Take a ‘staged’ assessment approach, completing the Cambridge International AS Level in one series and the final Cambridge International A Level in another. Within 13 months, AS Level marks can be carried forward to a full A Level twice. *
  • Take all of the Cambridge International A Level course’s papers simultaneously, generally near the end of the course.
  • Each year, the Cambridge International AS & A Level test series is conducted in June and November. The results are released twice a year, in August and January.
  • Only take the Cambridge International AS Level after a one-year or two-year programme. The Cambridge International AS level syllabus contains half of the Cambridge International A level content.

Note– In some subjects, the staged assessment method is not feasible. The results of the Cambridge International AS Level language syllabuses cannot be forwarded to the Cambridge International A Level language syllabuses.

Reporting achievement

  • Each subject that a student study earns its grade.
  • Grades are compared to internationally recognised grades with explicit rules outlining the expected levels of success.
  • The Cambridge International A Level is graded on a scale of A* (best) to E (worst) (minimum required performance). Cambridge International AS Levels, which range from A to E, do not have an A* grade.
  • Results for Cambridge International AS and A Level qualifications worldwide are provided.

Performance feedback

Many schools utilise Cambridge International AS Level to provide students with vital feedback on their performance, allowing them to discover their strengths and shortcomings before completing their full Cambridge International A Level.

Mathematics-9709

Candidates build their knowledge of the mathematics content as they progress through the course. Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1 is the foundation for all other components. Paper 2: Pure Mathematics 2 and Paper 3: Pure Mathematics 3 build on the subject content for Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1.

Paper 4: Mechanics and Paper 5: Probability & Statistics 1 components assume prior knowledge of the Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1 content. The probability and statistics contained in the qualification are also built sequentially through the components, so Paper 5: Probability & Statistics 1 is the foundation for studying Paper 6: Probability & Statistics 2.

The subject content assessed in the different examination components does not usually overlap. Only Paper 2 has a significant overlap with Paper 3, as the Pure Mathematics 2 subject content is essentially a subset of the Pure Mathematics 3 subject content. Candidates may not take Paper 2 and Paper 3 in the same examination series. Paper 2 and Paper 3 are taken in alternative routes through the qualification – Paper 2 is for AS Level only, and Paper 3 is for A-Level.

Exam pattern details - Scoring pattern (+/- Marking)

The exam pattern and scoring pattern are different for different subjects which is as follows-

Mathematics 9709

Mathematic-9709
Paper 1
Pure Mathematics 1
1 hour 50 minutes
75 marks
10 to 12 structured questions based on the Pure Mathematics 1 subject content
Written examination
Externally assessed
60% of the AS Level
30% of the A Level
Compulsory for AS Level and A Level
Paper 4
Mechanics
1 hour 15 minutes
50 marks
6 to 8 structured questions based on the Mechanics subject content
Written examination
Externally assessed
40% of the AS Level
20% of the A Level
Offered as part of AS Level or A Level
Paper 2
Pure Mathematics 2
1 hour 15 minutes
50 marks
6 to 8 structured questions based on the Pure Mathematics 2 subject content
Written examination
Externally assessed
40% of the AS Level
Offered only as part of AS Level
Paper 5
Probability & Statistics 1
1 hour 15 minutes
50 marks
6 to 8 structured questions based on the Probability & Statistics 1 subject content
Written examination
Externally assessed
40% of the AS Level
20% of the A Level
Compulsory for A Level
Paper 3
Pure Mathematics 3
1 hour 50 minutes
75 marks
9 to 11 structured questions based on the Pure Mathematics 3 subject content
Written examination
Externally assessed
30% of the A Level only
Compulsory for A Level
Paper 6
Probability & Statistics 2
1 hour 15 minutes
50 marks
6 to 8 structured questions based on the Probability & Statistics 2 subject content
Written examination
Externally assessed
20% of the A Level only
Offered only as part of A Level

Science- Biology 9700, Chemistry 9701, Physics 9702

Science
Paper 1
Multiple Choice
1 hour 15 minutes
40 marks
40 multiple-choice questions
Questions are based on the AS Level syllabus content.
Externally assessed
31% of the AS Level
15.5% of the A Level
Paper 4
A Level Structured Questions
2 hours
100 marks
Structured questions
Questions are based on the A Level syllabus content; knowledge of material from the AS Level syllabus content will be required.
Externally assessed 38.5% of the A Level
Paper 2
AS Level Structured Questions
1 hour 15 minutes
60 marks Structured questions
Questions are based on the AS Level syllabus content.
Externally assessed
46% of the AS Level
23% of the A Level
Paper 5
Planning, Analysis and Evaluation
1 hour 15 minutes
30 marks
Questions are based on the practical skills of planning, analysis and evaluation.
The context of the questions may be outside the syllabus content.
Externally assessed
11.5% of the A Level
Paper 3
Advanced Practical Skills
2 hours
40 marks
Practical work and structured questions
Questions are based on the practical skills in the Practical assessment section of the syllabus.
The context of the questions may be outside the syllabus content.
Externally assessed
23% of the AS Level
11.5% of the A Level
 

Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus

Cambridge offers a choice of more than 55 subjects, which can be offered in almost any combination by schools. Because of this flexibility, schools can create an individualised curriculum, and students can choose to specialise in a specific subject area or study a variety of subjects. A list of subjects offered by Cambridge is as follows-

S. No. Subject Subject Code
1 Accounting 9706
2 Afrikaans 9679
3 Afrikaans Language (AS Level only) 8679
4 Arabic 9680
5 Arabic Language (AS Level only) 8680
6 Art & Design 9479
7 Biblical Studies 9498
8 Biology 9700
9 Business 9609
10 Chemistry 9701
11 Chinese Language (AS Level only) 8681
12 Chinese (A Level only) 9715
13 Chinese Language (AS Level) 8238
14 Classical Studies 9274
15 Computer Science 9608
16 Computer Science 9618 (from 2021)
17 Design & Technology 9705
18 Design & Textiles 9631
19 Digital Media & Design 9481
20 Divinity (A Level only) 9011
21 Divinity (AS Level only) 8041
22 Drama 9482
23 Economics 9708
24 English Language 9093
25 English Language and Literature 8695
26 English Literature 9695
27 English General Paper (AS Level only) 8021
28 Environmental Management (AS only) 8291
29 French Language (AS Level only) 8682
30 French (A Level only) 9716
31 Geography 9696
32 German (A Level only) Language (AS Level only) 8683
33 German (A Level only) 9717
34 Global Perspectives & Research 9239
35 Hindi Language (AS Level only) 8687
36 Hindi Language (AS Level only) 8675
37 Hindi (A Level only) 9687
38 Hinduism 9487
39 History 9389
40 History 9489
41 Information Technology 9626
42 Islamic Studies 9488
43 Japanese Language (AS Level only) 8281
44 Law 9084
45 Marine Science 9693
46 Mathematics 9709
47 Mathematics Further 9231
48 Media Studies 9607
49 Music 9483
50 Physical Education 9396
51 Physics 9702
52 Portuguese Language (AS Level only) 8684
53 Portuguese (A Level only) 9718
54 Psychology 9990
55 Sociology 9699
56 Spanish First Language (AS Level only) 8665
57 Spanish Language (AS Level only) 8685
58 Spanish Literature (AS Level only) 8673
59 Spanish (A Level only) 9719
60 Spanish Language (AS Level) 8022
61 Sport and Physical Education (AS Level) (8386) 8386
62 Tamil 9689
63 Tamil Language (AS Level only) 8689
64 Thinking Skills 9694
65 Travel & Tourism 9395
66 Urdu Language (AS Level only) 8686
67 Urdu Pakistan only (A Level only) 9686
68 Urdu (A Level only) 9676

Cambridge International A Level is a two-year course, and Cambridge International AS Level is a one-year course. Some subjects may begin as a Cambridge International AS Level and progress to a Cambridge International A Level. The subjects provided are as follows-

Mathematics-9709 Syllabus 2022

Mathematics-9709 Syllabus
Content section Assessment component Topics included
Pure Mathematics 1 Paper 1 1.1 Quadratics
1.2 Functions
1.3 Coordinate geometry
1.4 Circular measure
1.5 Trigonometry
1.6 Series
1.7 Differentiation
1.8 Integration
Pure Mathematics 2 Paper 2 2.1 Algebra
2.2 Logarithmic and exponential functions
2.3 Trigonometry
2.4 Differentiation
2.5 Integration
2.6 Numerical solution of equations
Pure Mathematics 3 Paper 3 3.1 Algebra 3.2 Logarithmic and exponential functions 3.3 Trigonometry 3.4 Differentiation 3.5 Integration 3.6 Numerical solution of equations 3.7 Vectors 3.8 Differential equations 3.9 Complex numbers
Mechanics Paper 4 4.1 Forces and equilibrium
4.2 Kinematics of motion in a straight line
4.3 Momentum
4.4 Newton’s laws of motion
4.5 Energy, work and power
Probability & Statistics 1 Paper 5 5.1 Representation of data
5.2 Permutations and combinations
5.3 Probability
5.4 Discrete random variables
5.5 The normal distribution
Probability & Statistics 2 Paper 6 6.1 The Poisson distribution
6.2 Linear combinations of random variables
6.3 Continuous random variables
6.4 Sampling and estimation
6.5 Hypothesis tests

There are six components that can be combined in specific ways which are as follows:

Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1 Paper 4: Mechanics

Paper 2: Pure Mathematics 2 Paper 5: Probability & Statistics 1

Paper 3: Pure Mathematics 3 Paper 6: Probability & Statistics 2

All AS Level candidates take two written papers.All A Level candidates take four written papers.

AS Level Mathematics

The Cambridge International AS Level Mathematics qualification offers three different options:

  • Pure Mathematics only (Paper 1 and Paper 2) or
  • Pure Mathematics and Mechanics (Paper 1 and Paper 4) or
  • Pure Mathematics and Probability & Statistics (Paper 1 and Paper 5).

A Level Mathematics

The Cambridge International A Level Mathematics qualification offers two different options:

Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Probability & Statistics (Papers 1, 3, 4 and 5) or
Pure Mathematics and Probability & Statistics (Papers 1, 3, 5 and 6).

The detailed syllabus can be viewed from Mathematics-9709 Syllabus 2022

Biology-9700 Syllabus 2022

Biology 9700 Syllabus
Candidates for Cambridge International AS Level Biology study the following topics:
  Cell structure
  Biological molecules
  Enzymes
  Cell membranes and transport
  The mitotic cell cycle
  Nucleic acids and protein synthesis
  Transport in plants
  Transport in mammal
  Gas exchange
  Infectious diseases
  Immunity
Candidates for Cambridge International A Level Biology study the AS topics and the following topics:
  Energy and respiration
  Photosynthesis
  Homeostasis
  Control and coordination
  Inheritance
  Selection and evolution
  Classification, biodiversity and conservation
  Genetic technology

The detailed syllabus can be viewed from Biology 9700 Syllabus 2022

Chemistry 9701 Syllabus 2022

AS Level subject content A Level subject content
Candidates for Cambridge International AS Level Chemistry study the following topics: Candidates for Cambridge International A Level Chemistry study the AS topics and the following topics:
S. No. Physical Chemistry S. No. Physical Chemistry
  Atomic structure and stoichiometry 23. Chemical energetics
  Atoms, molecules and stoichiometry 24. Electrochemistry
  Chemical bonding 25. Equilibria
  States of matter 26. Reaction kinetics
  Chemical energetics    
  Electrochemistry    
  Equilibria    
  Reaction kinetics    
  Inorganic chemistry   Inorganic chemistry
  The Periodic Table: chemical periodicity 27. Group 2
  Group 2 28. Chemistry of transition elements
  Group 17    
  Nitrogen and sulfur    
  Organic chemistry   Organic chemistry
  An introduction to AS Level organic chemistry 29. An introduction to A Level organic chemistry
  Hydrocarbons 30. Hydrocarbons
  Halogen compounds 31. Halogen compounds
  Hydroxy compounds 32. Hydroxy compounds
  Carbonyl compounds 33. Carboxylic acids and derivatives
  Carboxylic acids and derivatives 34. Nitrogen compounds
  Nitrogen compounds 35. Polymerisation
  Polymerisation 36. Organic synthesis
  Organic synthesis    
  Analysis   Analysis
  Analytical techniques 37. Analytical techniques

The detailed syllabus can be viewed from Chemistry 9701 Syllabus 2022

Physics 9702 Syllabus 2022

Physics 9702
Candidates for Cambridge International AS Level Physics study the following topics:
  Physical quantities and units
  Kinematics
  Dynamics
  Forces, density and pressure
  Work, energy and power
  Deformation of solids
  Waves
  Superposition
  Electricity
  D.C. circuits
  Particle physics
Candidates for Cambridge International A Level Physics study the AS Level topics and the following topics:
  Motion in a circle
  Gravitational fields
  Temperature
  Ideal gases
  Thermodynamics
  Oscillations
  Electric fields
  Capacitance
  Magnetic fields
  Alternating currents
  Quantum physics
  Nuclear physics
  Medical physics
  Astronomy and cosmology

The detailed syllabus can be viewed from Physics 9702 Syllabus 2022

Exam Blueprint

Mathematics 9709

Assessment objectives as an approximate percentage of each component

Mathematic-9709
Assessment objective Weighting in components %
  Paper 1 Paper 2 Paper 3 Paper 4 Paper 5 Paper 6
AO1 Knowledge and understanding 55 55 45 55 55 55
AO2 Application and communication 45 45 55 45 45 45

Assessment objectives as an approximate percentage of each qualification

Assessment objective Weighting in AS Level % Weighting in A Level %
AO1 Knowledge and understanding 55 52
AO2 Application and communication 45 48

Biology 9700

Assessment objectives as a percentage of each qualification

Assessment objective Weighting in AS Level % Weighting in A Level %
AO1 Knowledge and understanding 40 40
AO2 Handling, applying and evaluating information 40 40
AO3 Experimental skills and investigations 20 20
Total 100 100

Assessment objectives as a percentage of each component

Assessment objective Weighting in components %
  Paper 1 Paper 2 Paper 3 Paper 4 Paper 5
AO1 Knowledge and understanding 50 50 0 50 0
AO2 Handling, applying and evaluating information 50 50 0 50 0
AO3 Experimental skills and investigations 0 0 100 0 100
Total 100 100 100 100 100

Mark allocations for Paper 3
 

Skill Breakdown of skills Total marks
Manipulation, measurement and observation Decisions relating to measurements and observations 15-17
Collection of data and observations
Presentation of data and observations Recording data and observations 11-13
Display of calculation and reasoning
Layout of data and observations
Analysis, conclusions and evaluation Interpreting data and observations 11-13
Drawing conclusions
Identifying sources of error and suggesting improvements

Mark allocations for Paper 5

Skill Breakdown of skills Total marks
Planning Defining the problem 14-16
Methods
Analysis, conclusions and evaluation Dealing with data 14-16
Conclusions
Evaluation

Chemistry 9701

Assessment objectives as a percentage of each qualification

Assessment objective Weighting in AS Level % Weighting in A Level %
AO1 Knowledge and understanding 40 40
AO2 Handling, applying and evaluating information 40 40
AO3 Experimental skills and investigations 20 20
Total 100 100

Assessment objectives as a percentage of each component

Assessment objective Weighting in components %
  Paper 1 Paper 2 Paper 3 Paper 4 Paper 5
AO1 Knowledge and understanding 50 50 0 50 0
AO2 Handling, applying and evaluating information 50 50 0 50 0
AO3 Experimental skills and investigations 0 0 100 0 100
Total 100 100 100 100 100

Mark allocations for Paper 3

Skill Breakdown of skills Total marks
Manipulation, measurement and observation Successful collection of data and observations 12 marks
Quality of measurements or observations
Decisions relating to measurements or observations
Presentation of data and observations Recording data and observations 6 marks
Display of calculation and reasoning
Layout of data and observations
Analysis, conclusions and evaluation Interpreting data and observations 10 marks
Drawing conclusions
Identifying sources of error and suggesting improvements

Note– The remaining 12 marks will be allocated across the skills in this grid and their allocation may vary from paper to paper.

Mark allocations for Paper 5

Skill Breakdown of skills Total marks
Planning Defining the problem 12 marks
Methods
Analysis, conclusions and evaluation Dealing with data 12 marks
Conclusions
Evaluation

Note– The remaining 6 marks will be allocated across the skills in this grid and their allocation may vary from paper to paper.

Physics 9702

Assessment objectives as a percentage of each qualification

Assessment objective Weighting in AS Level % Weighting in A Level %
AO1 Knowledge and understanding 40 40
AO2 Handling, applying and evaluating information 40 40
AO3 Experimental skills and investigations 20 20
Total 100 100

Assessment objectives as a percentage of each component

Assessment objective Weighting in components %
  Paper 1 Paper 2 Paper 3 Paper 4 Paper 5
AO1 Knowledge and understanding 50 50 0 50 0
AO2 Handling, applying and evaluating information 50 50 0 50 0
AO3 Experimental skills and investigations 0 0 100 0 100
Total 100 100 100 100 100

Mark allocations for Paper 3

Question 1:
Skill Breakdown of skills Total marks
Manipulation, measurement and observation Successful collection of data and observations 7 marks
Quality of data
Presentation of data and observations Recording data, observations and calculations 6 marks
Graph
Analysis, conclusions and evaluation Interpreting data and observations 4 marks
Drawing conclusions
Identifying sources of error and suggesting improvements

Note- The remaining 3 marks will be allocated across the skills in this grid and their allocation may vary from paper to paper.

Question 2:
Skill Breakdown of skills Total marks
Manipulation, measurement and observation Successful collection of data and observations 5 marks
Quality of data
Decisions relating to measurements or observations
Presentation of data and observations Recording of data, observations and calculations 2 marks
Analysis, conclusions and evaluation Drawing conclusions 10 marks
Estimating uncertainties
Identifying limitations
Suggesting improvements

Note- The remaining 3 marks will be allocated across the skills in this grid and their allocation may vary from paper to paper.

Mark allocations for Paper 5

Question 1:
Skill Breakdown of skills Total marks
Planning Defining the problem 15 marks
Method of data collection
  Method of analysis  
  Additional detail including safety considerations  
Question 2:
Analysis, conclusions and evaluation Data analysis 15 marks
Table of results
Graph
Conclusion
Treatment of uncertainties

Assessment objectives for Science Practicals

The assessment objectives (AOs) are:

AO1 Knowledge and understanding

Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • scientific phenomena, facts, laws, definitions, concepts and theories
  • scientific vocabulary, terminology and conventions (including symbols, quantities and units)
  • scientific instruments and apparatus, including techniques of operation and aspects of safety
  • scientific quantities and their determination
  • scientific and technological applications with their social, economic and environmental implications. 


AO2 Handling, applying and evaluating information 

Candidates should be able to handle, apply and evaluate information, in words or using other forms of presentation (e.g. symbols, graphical or numerical) to:

  • locate, select, organise and present information from a variety of sources
  • translate information from one form to another • manipulate numerical and other data
  • use information to identify patterns, report trends and draw conclusions
  • give reasoned explanations for phenomena, patterns and relationships
  • make predictions and construct arguments to support hypotheses
  • apply knowledge, including principles, to new situations
  • evaluate information and hypotheses
  • demonstrate an awareness of the limitations of biological theories and models
  • solve problems. 


AO3 Experimental skills and investigations

Candidates should be able to:

  • plan experiments and investigations
  • collect, record and present observations, measurements and estimates
  • analyse and interpret experimental data to reach conclusions
  • evaluate methods and quality of experimental data and suggest possible improvements to experiments.

Practical/Experiments list & Model writeup

Chemistry 9701
 

Serial Number List of Experiments
1. Quantitative analysis
2. Titration experiments
3. Rates experiment
4. Gravimetric experiments
5. Thermometric experiments
6. Gas volume experiments
7. Qualitative analysis

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Preparation Tips

Students must understand the fundamentals of Cambridge exam preparation to prepare with minimal assistance from teachers. These pointers will assist you in maximising your preparation and giving you the confidence to face the exams in the best possible manner:

  • Read as much as you can: English becomes more complicated as we progress through the levels. If you read more, the language will “flow through you more often,” and you will gain confidence faster.
  • Take a training course: It may be difficult to study for this exam independently. It’s a good idea to go to a school where you’ll be in the company of other people taking the exam, giving you the feeling that you’re not doing it alone.
  • Take a few practise exams, but not too many: Don’t make the error of taking too many practise exams. Doing practise tests teaches you the exam format but does not teach you English, which is required.
  • It is critical to learn how to apply what you know to the various questions you may face. Working with others preparing for the same exam is one way to accomplish this.
  • Learn to ask probing questions. This entails mentally paraphrasing the questions before responding. Check to see if the paraphrase and the original ask the same questions.
  • For practice, use old exam papers. This will not only give you a sense of the types of questions you will be asked, but it will also allow you to prepare your answers. The questions on the actual exam may not be identical, but they will be similar because you will be able to answer them quickly and devote more time to the difficult ones.
  • Running out of time and leaving some questions unanswered is a common issue managed with practice.
  • When studying, try to cultivate a unique point of view on your subject matter by referring to a variety of different materials. This is especially useful for essay questions where feedback and additional research are highly valued.

Exam Taking Strategy

  • Make certain that you are completely familiar with the format of the exam papers and that your revision includes plenty of practice.
  • Interrogating a question with care That way, you can be certain that you have correctly read and understood the questions and think quickly about what material you need to cover.
  • Exercising with special care is recommended.
  • Practice tests can help you gain confidence.
  • Spend as little time as possible reading and answering questions you are unsure about.
  • Try not to leave any questions unanswered. You can write down the given information and the possible steps for the questions you are unsure about.

Detailed Study plan

  • It’s critical to have a plan for how you’re going to study. Check to see if it’s feasible and something you’re willing to commit to. Consider all of your exams, devoting more time to more difficult or requiring a higher score. Also, make time for meals and sleep and study breaks throughout the day.
  • If you are given a study guide, a practise exam, or model papers, make sure to complete them during your study time slots. Remember that the teachers who created these study materials also taught or guided many of the other students who took this exam.
  • Learn to question the questions. This entails mentally paraphrasing the questions before responding. Check to see if the paraphrase and the original ask the same questions. If you answered yes, you correctly understood the question. If you answered no, you may have misunderstood the question, leading to an incorrect answer.
  • Make sure to keep track of the time as you practise.
  • The most important aspect of effective Cambridge examination preparation has the right support and guidance. It is important to study independently or in study groups, but you also need expert tuition and coaching to help you focus and refine your preparation. This will also provide a method of objectively evaluating your level of preparation, allowing you to focus on your weaker areas.
  • Do not wait until the day of the exams to arrange your study material. Early preparation helps you perform well in exams. You can also refer to other textbooks but not omit Cambridge board textbooks.
  • Revise Properly- A revision plan should be an integral part of your study plan. Make the revision plan according to your strengths and weaknesses on various subjects.

Exam Counselling

Exam counselling

Student Counselling

When it comes to choosing a career path, students are often in a dilemma between following the herd mentality and enrolling in the most popular courses, choosing a course based on what their parents force them to require, or simply following your friends and choosing that specific career path. Most scholars select courses without properly assessing their strengths, weaknesses, and interests. Once the decision is made due to peer pressure or insufficient data, it has become a burden in their life. As a result, it is critical for any student to carefully select a stream to have better career prospects in the future.

The primary goal of student counselling is to assist students in their personal development. Students get to experiment with various coping strategies, allowing them to deal with problems now and in the future and become fully functioning members of society. It encourages personal, social, educational, and career development. Following the teachers and counsellors’ assessment, remedial education sessions are held with students as needed.

Parent/Gaurdian counselling

Instead of choosing a career path haphazardly, it is critical to be certain and assured that you had chosen the right path. Cambridge International assists students in becoming more self-assured, responsible, reflective, innovative, and engaged. Ready to meet the challenges of tomorrow, capable of shaping a better world for the future.

That is why success at Cambridge International opens doors to the world’s best universities – in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and elsewhere. It’s what you’d expect from an organisation affiliated with the world-renowned University of Cambridge.

Exam Result

Exam Result

Result Declaration

The results are released twice a year, in August and January.

Cut-off Score

Cambridge publishes thresholds after each exam. A threshold is the minimum marks that are required from a candidate to secure a particular grade in a subject. Grade threshold varies for each subject for each exam series.

Refer to the official website of Cambridge for the grade threshold for each subject of each exam series for the last four years. Click here.

FAQs

Freaquently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What is the curriculum for the Cambridge International AS and A levels?

A. Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and Advanced (A) Levels are excellent preparatory qualifications with international standards; they serve as an excellent foundation for university education worldwide. CIE, Cambridge University, London, offers them as part of the Cambridge Advanced stage. It corresponds to the Indian curriculum’s Plus One and Two programmes.

Q2. What are the qualifications for Cambridge?

A. a. The International A Level is the ‘gold standard of Cambridge qualifications. Cambridge International AS Level has half the content of Cambridge International A Level and can be completed in one year.

b. Cambridge International AS Level may be offered as a separate qualification by schools. It can be taken as a stand-alone qualification that all UK universities recognise. It is also possible to take a two-year phased path to the Cambridge International A Level.

Q3. What subjects are available?

A. The Cambridge International AS and A Level curriculum cover a wide range of subjects, including Languages, Arts, Design, Media Studies, History, Psychology, Computer Science, Economics, and Social Studies. The curriculum is intended to meet international standards while avoiding cultural bias.
Certain degree programmes may require advanced level subjects known as ‘facilitating subjects.’ When you choose two such facilitating subjects in high school, you will have a wide range of options for university studies.

Q4. When will the exams be held?

A. Exams are typically held twice a year, in June and November. Those who take the June examination may receive their results in August, while those who take the November examination may receive their results in January.

Q5. How are grades communicated?

A. Each subject a student takes at Cambridge International AS and A-Levels is graded independently. There are six acceptable grades (A*–E). A* denotes the highest level of achievement, while E denotes the minimum required performance. Higher grades may be required to enrol in popular courses. Established universities in the United Kingdom require at least three passes at grade C for entry.

Q6. Do Indian universities recognise Cambridge diplomas?

A. Central and state universities and top private and deemed universities in India accept Cambridge International AS and A Level qualifications for admission; these certificates aid entry into their undergraduate programmes, including IITs and schools of Design, Medicine, and Law.

Q7. How is the Cambridge AS and A level curriculum recognised internationally?

A. A Level is accepted as an entry qualification by universities worldwide, including those in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand. If you get three fair passes at A level, you can skip a year at universities in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. For intake, global employers recognise and value Cambridge International AS and A level qualifications.

Q8. How will this benefit any child?

A. Cambridge International AS and A Levels open up a world of opportunities for children: they are recognised by universities in the United Kingdom and around the world. Any child has the best opportunities to admission to prestigious global educational portals.
A-Level students can expect to receive course credits and scholarships. Brighter students have a better chance of receiving full scholarships.

Dos and Donts

Q1. What is the curriculum for the Cambridge International AS and A levels?

A. Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and Advanced (A) Levels are excellent preparatory qualifications with international standards; they serve as an excellent foundation for university education worldwide. CIE, Cambridge University, London, offers them as part of the Cambridge Advanced stage. It corresponds to the Indian curriculum’s Plus One and Two programmes.

Q2. What are the qualifications for Cambridge?

A. a. The International A Level is the ‘gold standard of Cambridge qualifications. Cambridge International AS Level has half the content of Cambridge International A Level and can be completed in one year.

b. Cambridge International AS Level may be offered as a separate qualification by schools. It can be taken as a stand-alone qualification that all UK universities recognise. It is also possible to take a two-year phased path to the Cambridge International A Level.

Q3. What subjects are available?

A. The Cambridge International AS and A Level curriculum cover a wide range of subjects, including Languages, Arts, Design, Media Studies, History, Psychology, Computer Science, Economics, and Social Studies. The curriculum is intended to meet international standards while avoiding cultural bias.
Certain degree programmes may require advanced level subjects known as ‘facilitating subjects.’ When you choose two such facilitating subjects in high school, you will have a wide range of options for university studies.

Q4. When will the exams be held?

A. Exams are typically held twice a year, in June and November. Those who take the June examination may receive their results in August, while those who take the November examination may receive their results in January.

Q5. How are grades communicated?

A. Each subject a student takes at Cambridge International AS and A-Levels is graded independently. There are six acceptable grades (A*–E). A* denotes the highest level of achievement, while E denotes the minimum required performance. Higher grades may be required to enrol in popular courses. Established universities in the United Kingdom require at least three passes at grade C for entry.

Q6. Do Indian universities recognise Cambridge diplomas?

A. Central and state universities and top private and deemed universities in India accept Cambridge International AS and A Level qualifications for admission; these certificates aid entry into their undergraduate programmes, including IITs and schools of Design, Medicine, and Law.

Q7. How is the Cambridge AS and A level curriculum recognised internationally?

A. A Level is accepted as an entry qualification by universities worldwide, including those in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand. If you get three fair passes at A level, you can skip a year at universities in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. For intake, global employers recognise and value Cambridge International AS and A level qualifications.

Q8. How will this benefit any child?

A. Cambridge International AS and A Levels open up a world of opportunities for children: they are recognised by universities in the United Kingdom and around the world. Any child has the best opportunities to admission to prestigious global educational portals.
A-Level students can expect to receive course credits and scholarships. Brighter students have a better chance of receiving full scholarships.

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List of Schools/Colleges

There are over 10,000 Cambridge schools in over 160 countries around the world. Some of the Cambridge schools in India are listed below:

Centre Location
Darbari Lal DAV Model School, Pitampura Delhi
DAV Public School,Pushpanjali Enclave Delhi
DPS International, Saket Delhi
DPS International, Saket Delhi
Kulachi Hansraj Model School Delhi
Maharaja Agarsain Public School Delhi
MRG School Delhi
Orleans – The School Delhi
Richmondd Global School Delhi
The Ardee School Delhi
The British School, New Delhi Delhi
Venkateshwar Global School Delhi
Christ Nagar International School, Kowdiar Kerala
Global English School – Calicut, Pantheerankavu Kerala
Billabong High International School, Andheri Maharashtra
Billabong High International School, Santacruz Maharashtra
C P Goenka International School Maharashtra
D Y Patil International School, Worli Maharashtra
Satpuda Valley School Madhya Pradesh
The Sanskaar Valley School Madhya Pradesh
Vidya Global School Uttar Pradesh
Zaytun International Academy Uttar Pradesh
International School, Guwahati Assam
The Trinity International Assam

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