Cambridge GCE Advanced-Level Program (A-Level)

General

Program Description

Sunway College has been preparing students since 1994 for the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level qualification through examinations set and assessed by the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).

The GCE A-Level qualification places emphasis on in-depth knowledge, deep understanding, strong reasoning abilities and critical thinking. It is arguably the most widely recognized pre-university qualification in the world, readily accepted as proof of superior academic ability for entry into world-class universities around the world. Cambridge is the world’s largest provider of international education qualifications with more than 1,100 examination centres across the globe. Centres with superior course delivery that produces excellent results in the biannual examinations is accorded the status of a "Fellowship Centre".

The Fellowship Centre status awarded by Cambridge to the Sunway A-Level programme in 2005 is a clear recognition of our excellent delivery system and ensuing top-notch results on a world stage. We have a consistent track record of outstanding academic performance and a string of international awards won by our students.

Choice of Subjects

The A-Level subjects offered are:

  • English
  • Law
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Further Mathematics*

Students are advised to choose a minimum of three (3) or a maximum of four (4) A-Level subjects. Thinking Skills is offered at AS Level only. We encourage students to consider Thinking Skills as a fourth or additional subject to strengthen their university applications.

The following is a guide to the most popular subject combinations students choose as pathways to various university programmes.

Pre-Medicine & Pre-Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology

Pre-Engineering & Pre-Science

  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Further Mathematics *
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Pre-Business & Pre-Law

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology

* To be taken as a fourth subject in addition to Mathematics; offered in the January and July intakes only.

Assessment and Examinations

The A-Level syllabus is divided into AS Level, the first half of the programme, which forms the foundation of A-Level. The A2 level is the second part of the syllabus and covers more advanced topics. Each level contributes 50% towards the final A-Level grade.

The examination papers for both the AS and A2 Levels are set and marked by examiners from Cambridge International Examinations.

Entry Requirements

Passed SPM, O-level or equivalent with minimum five (5) credits including English (or a minimum IELTS score of 5.5*)

Intakes and Durations

  • January / July: 18 months
  • March 15: months
  • September: 21 months

Examinations

June and November

Last updated May 2018

About the School

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