International Day 2018
Winter Bazaar

A Level

Nov 06, 01:54 PM 378 Views



Cambridge Advanced is typically for students aged 16 to 19 years who need advanced study to prepare them for university and higher education. It includes Cambridge International A-level (a two-year course) and Cambridge International AS Level (a one-year course). Cambridge Advanced is built on the foundations of Cambridge Secondary 2.

​Cambridge International A Levels typically take two years to complete and offer a flexible course of study that gives learners the freedom to select subjects that are right for them.

​Cambridge International AS Levels often represent the first half of an A Level course but may also be taken as a freestanding qualification. The content and difficulty of a Cambridge International AS Level examination is equivalent to the first half of a corresponding Cambridge International A Level.

Cambridge A Level develops students’ 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 judgments, recommendations and decisions
  • Presenting reasoned explanations, understanding implications and communicating them logically and clearly
  • Working and communicating in English.


​Students use Cambridge International A Level to gain places at leading universities worldwide including the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore, Egypt, Jordan, South Africa, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain.

The Lisbon Convention (an international agreement signed by 50 countries and international organisations, including the European Union, USA, Australia, Canada, Israel and New Zealand) facilitates the recognition of foreign studies among the signatory countries.

Unless a substantial difference is observed, a qualification issued by one of the signatory parties is recognised by the others. In terms of access to higher education studies, the Lisbon Convention guarantees that holders of an upper secondary school or high school qualification that grants access to tertiary education in their home countries will also meet the general requirements to apply for higher education in the rest of the signatory countries.

In countries such as the United States and Canada, good grades in carefully chosen Cambridge International A Level subjects can result in up to one year of university course credit.

Cambridge International A Level is equivalent to the A Level taken by students in the UK, and are accepted for entrance to UK universities.

More information about Cambridge International A Level can be found HERE.


​International Curriculum from an education respected for academic success
The UK Education system is highly respected the world over, having produced some of the world’s greatest thinkers, writers, politicians and scientists, both past and present. Whether you choose to go to university in the UK or anywhere else in the world, having A-level qualifications on your applications will stand you in good stead.

Make it easier to apply to almost all universities around the world
The A Level standard may have originated in the UK, but it’s also widely recognised by prestigious institutions around the world. It is a great choice if you want to choose from the widest possible range of options later on.

​For students with an excellent record who hope to study at one of the UK’s top universities – Oxford, Cambridge or other institutions – A Levels are the best route. They are often the preferred entry qualification for many top universities. International students who take A Levels demonstrate their commitment to securing a place in top universities worldwide.

A chance to develop your English skills
If English isn’t your native tongue, studying A-levels is a fantastic way to develop your fluency in English to the level that will be required for entry into a British university, or any university worldwide. Immersed in English on a daily basis, you’ll quickly pick up the nuances and subtleties of the English language. A Levels not only prepare students for university, but also allow them to take advantage of the more nurturing environment at international colleges.

They allow you to specialise
While many other university entrance qualifications focus on a broad education, A Levels allow students to hone in on a few subjects that relate to the course they hope to study at university. At ISV, student has the option to choose from Maths, Further Mathematics, Economics, Business, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English

Employers love A Level
While A Levels are important for helping you gain admission to university, they also offer some great advantages later on. A Level – and their grade levels – are widely recognised by employers around the world. A strong set of results, combined with your degree, can help you stand out from other candidates. This is a great way of demonstrating consistent performance and the ability to meet international standards for excellence


We are very happy to announce that ISV officially offers the Cambridge International A Level course for School Year 2017 – 2018. As an authorized Cambridge International School, the International School of Vietnam (ISV) is confident in providing learners an environment as in high ranked UK schools with all well-qualified ex-patriot teaching team and well-resources curriculum.




​Examination & Grade Scale

Cambridge International AS & A Level examination series are held twice a year, in June and November. Results are issued in August and January.

Each subject that a learner takes receives a separate grade. Grades are benchmarked using internationally recognised grades, which have clear guidelines to explain the standards of achievement.

The Cambridge International A Level is reported on a grade scale from A* (highest) to E (minimum required performance). There is no A* grade for Cambridge International AS Levels, which run from grade A to E.

The Role of the CIE Exam Officer: 

​Exams office staff support teaching colleagues and students. This role is sometimes known as exam manager, exam officer or exam administrator.

What’s involved

Examinations officer’s role can cover:

  • Liaising with heads of department, invigilators, teachers and students
  • Issuing students with their entry slips and making any necessary corrections
  • Drawing up examination timetables
  • Preparing, organising and supervising these examinations in accordance with the regulations laid down by all the examination boards
  • Supplying all the necessary stationery and materials related to the smooth running of the examination
  • System
  • Dealing with certification issues
  • Attending result days, distributing documentation to staff and dealing with queries, where appropriate, from students, staff and parents
  • Checking statistical data
  • Checking all examination fees and charges from each examination board
  • The key responsibility of an examinations officer is for the administration, organisation and smooth running of public examinations.
go top
go top