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International Qualifications

International A Levels

What Are International A Levels?

International A Levels are an internationally recognised high school qualification, taught in 125 countries because they have a proven reputation for being an excellent preparation for universities around the world, employment and life. They are studied by students aged 16 – 18 during their final two years at school.

Students typically take three or four subjects in Year 12 (Grade 11) leading to AS Level examinations at the mid-point of the two year course. Students normally continue into Year 13 (Grade 12) to enable specialisation.

Upon graduation, BVIS students will be awarded an International A Level Certificate by University of Cambridge International Examinations.

What are the Benefits of A Levels?

Universities around the world, including all UK universities and more than 450 US universities, accept international A Levels for entry. International A Levels are seen as the equivalent to the Advanced Placement courses by American universities. Many universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Yale, MIT and Stanford often see the best A Level applicants as prime targets. To find out more about university recognition of international A Levels visit www.cie.org.uk/recognition

More than 500 institutions across the USA formally recognise and accept Cambridge qualifications. Watch this short video to find out more about studying in the USA

  1. A Levels provide breadth of study in Year 12 before specialisation in Year 13. This provides a deep understanding of chosen subjects, enabling students to prepare for specific university courses and career pathways.
  2. Academic expectations are high and close to those experienced in top universities.
  3. International A Levels emphasise and develop critical thinking, advanced comprehension and research skills.
  4. International A Levels promote advanced reading and writing skills, particularly the ability to structure and defend an argument.
  5. International A Levels develop the ability to present and participate in a debate and to positively engage with critical feedback.
  6. International A Levels develop students as independent learners.

University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

BVIS is a registered examination centre for the CIE international A Levels. CIE is the world’s largest provider of education programmes and qualifications with over 9,000 schools in 160 countries. Click here to view a research document showing how CIE international A Levels develop ‘college-ready’ students

CIE also supports the teaching of international A Levels by offering a wealth of teaching and learning resources, as well as past exam papers and examiners’ reports. BVIS teachers are part of a network of top professionals who receive continuing professional development through regional courses organised by CIE to ensure they are kept up to date with the latest educational thinking.

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