Each AS and A Levels subject is graded individually and receives a separate grade marked on the A (A* at A Levels) to E grading scale the same as the Cambridge International IGCSE programme, with A/A* being the highest.
The A Levels programme is internationally recognized and the grading is easily transferable worldwide for entrance into leading universities in countries such as the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, India, Malaysia, South Africa, Germany, Spain, Ireland and here in the Philippines as well as many other countries throughout Asia and Europe.
Difference Between A Levels and IB:
The A Levels and IB programmes share many similarities and are both rigorous and well respected qualifications. The primary difference between the A Levels and IB is that the A Levels focus on subject specialization and content expertise while the IB is significantly broader in scope.
The A Levels are often referred to the ‘Gold Standard’ in post-16-year-old education.
In the IB students undertake six subjects, three at ‘standard level’ and three at ‘higher level’. A Levels students undertake four subjects in year one of the course and narrow this to three in the second year to allow for deeper learning and subject knowledge.
The other primary difference is IB students undertake the subjects of TOK (Theory of Knowledge), CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) programme and EE (Extended Essay).
At NAIS Manila, A Level students undertake the Cambridge International IPQ (Individual Project Qualification - see below) in lieu of TOK and the EE and undertake community service and action as part of their NAIS Manila journey and through the schools ‘Be Ambitious – Be Better’ programme.
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