International Advanced Levels (Grades 11 & 12)
GCE Advanced (A) Level is one of the most recognized qualifications around the world. For over 50 years, A Levels have been accepted as proof of academic ability for entry to universities and institutes of higher education. A Levels are also important to employers who frequently demand A Levels as a condition of job entry.
Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level represents the first half of a full A Level course and gives students the opportunity to study a broader range of subjects without committing to doing a full A Level. You can choose to complete an AS Level examination, then stop studying for that particular subject. Or you can gain an AS Level qualification, then complete the remaining course of study in order to take the A Level assessment.
A and AS Levels offer a flexible course of study that gives you the freedom to select the subjects that are right for you.
International A Level is a ‘gold standard’ qualification. It has exactly the same value in admitting students to universities as the UK equivalent and is accepted as an entry qualification by universities worldwide.
Good A and AS Level grades are a key to admission for all the world’s major English speaking universities and many non-English speaking universities
Good grades at A Level can result in up to one full year of advanced standing or credit at universities in the USA and Canada
AS Level carries half the weighting of an A Level and are typically awarded half the credit value.
The number of A-level exams taken by students can vary. A typical route is to study three subjects at A level, although some students take a fourth subject. Three is usually the minimum number of A-levels required for university entrance, with some universities specifying the need for a fourth AS subject.
The passing grades for A-levels are A*, A, B, C, D and E. The A* grade was introduced in September 2008 for higher education entry in 2010, and is awarded to candidates who achieve an A in their overall A-level, with a score of at least 90% at A2. There is no A* grade at AS or unit level.
A Level curriculum begins from Class 11 and ends in Class 12. The Exams are held in two sittings, the first at the end of Class 11 and the second at the end of Class 12.
RECOGNITION IN INDIA: edexcel’s International GCSE and GCE ‘A’ Level qualifications are recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as equivalent to the +2 stage qualification of and Indian Board. With its high standard in education, German International School Chennai supports their students to smoothly continue at any other school in India or in abroad.
Apart from this, exam preparation courses for TOEFL, SAT, IELTS and other competitive exams are provided for Secondary School students. Classes are available for all levels from beginner to advanced learner.
Hosting children from various countries, special ESL language courses are provided for students with little knowledge in English to support a smooth continuation in academics.
Your Advantage: After gaining the „Abitur“ (the German university entrance qualification) the students get the permission to study at one of the excellent universities in Germany, such as:
- Berliner Humbold Universität
- Technische Universität Berlin
- Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
- Technische Universität CARORO_WILHELMINA zu Braunschweig
- Jacobs University Bremen
- Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
- Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
- Universität Freiburg i.Br
- Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
- Technische Universität München
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