Exam board CIA A AS Level
Cambridge International A/AS Levels are part of the Cambridge Advanced stage for 16-19 year olds. Examinations are based on guided learning normally over a two-year period. All A Level campuses of The City School are independent centres for the Cambridge Examinations.
A Level Subjects
- Further Mathematics (9231)
This syllabus is intended for high ability students who have achieved a high quality grade in the A Level Mathematics Examination. The content covers area of Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics.
- General Paper (8004)
AS General paper offers a multi-disciplinary syllabus which encourages the ability to make cross-curricular links, achieve an understanding and use of English language, ideas and opinions in a reflective and academic manner.
- Accounting (9706)
Helps students develop accounting knowledge and its implications. The syllabus covers topics such as recording of financial information, accounting principles and control, and preparation of final accounts of various businesses.
- Applied ICT (9713)
Students will develop and learn ICT skills implications in society. The syllabus introduces learners to structure and use ICT systems within a wide range of organisations.
- Art and Design (9704)
The course is dynamic allowing students to pursue a creative career. Students develop a visual perception as the syllabus is mostly studio based.
- Biology (9700)
The syllabus includes main theoretical concepts, some current applications of biology with strong emphasis on advanced practical skills. It encourages creative thinking and problem-solving among students.
- Business (9609)
The syllabus enables students to develop an understanding of nature of business and its role in the society. The syllabus encompasses economic, environmental, governmental, legal, social and technological issues.
- Chemistry (9701)
The syllabus includes main theoretical concepts, a section on some current applications of chemistry with strong emphasis on advanced practical skills. The course is ideal for students who wish to pursue their career in chemistry related fields.
- Computer Science (9608)
The main emphasis of the syllabus is on fundamental principles of computer science and how computer programmes work in a range of contexts. Students will get a chance to study information representation, communication and Internet technologies, hardware, software development and relational database modelling.
- Economics (9708)
Students develop an understanding of economic issues, are able to evaluate economic information, organise, present and communicate ideas and judgements effectively. The syllabus covers a range of basic economic ideas.
- Global Perspective and Research (9239)
Global perspectives is a ground-breaking cross-curricular course stretching across traditional subject boundaries which helps students develop an understanding and critical viewpoint of global issues. It taps into the way students of today enjoy learning including group work, seminars, projects, and working with other students around the world.
- History (9389)
A Level History gives students the opportunity to not only study aspects of the past, but also develop an understanding of the complexity of human societies and acquire range of skills useful in everyday life. The course helps students think independently and make informed judgements.
- Law (9084)
The syllabus gives an introduction to the main principles of law as practiced in England and Wales with focus on two areas of substantive law (contract and tort). Students build their knowledge and understanding of English legal system, develop critical awareness of its structure, personnel and operation.
- Literature in English (9695)
Students will study a range of texts in three main forms: Prose, poetry and drama. Students will develop skills of effective and appropriate communication including the ability to discuss the critical context of texts.
- Mathematics (9709)
The syllabus allows students to choose from three different routes to A Level Mathematics depending on the choice of Mechanics, or Probability, and Statistics, or both, in the broad area of ‘application’.
- Physics (9702)
The syllabus includes main theoretical concepts which are fundamental to the subject, a section on some current applications of physics, and a strong emphasis on advanced practical skills. The courses encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills which are transferrable to any future career path.
- Psychology (9698)
This course helps students explore the ways in which human cognitive behaviour works. The syllabus reflects the five core areas of psychology, namely cognitive, social, psychological, and developmental and psychology of individual differences.
- Sociology (9699)
This subject offers learners the opportunity not only to explore the processes that are shaping current trends, but also develop an understanding of the complexity and diversity of human societies and their continuities with the past.
- Thinking Skills (9694)
Thinking skills develops a specific set of intellectual skills, independent of subject content, enable students to approach their other subjects with an improved ability to understand, analyse and resolve problems. The syllabus encourages free and open debate, critical and investigative thinking, informed and disciplined reasoning.
- Urdu (9686)
Students will get an understanding of how to use the language in a variety of situations, achieve greater fluency and accuracy. They will be able to handle texts and other source materials, extracting information in order to respond to specific tasks.
A Level courses at The City School are taught by dedicated, highly qualified and experienced teachers. With a particular emphasis on specialisation, each of our teachers is perfectly suited to the subject they are teaching.
At The City School, we believe in ensuring that no child is left behind or needs extra help outside the school, through external teachers or tuitions. For this, The City School practices the ‘1-1’ policy, where a child will be given one-on-one attention in case they are lagging behind, and will be discouraged from relying on tutors or teachers outside the school.