Exam Board CAIE AS/A Level
Cambridge International AS/A Level 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
- Mathematics – Further (9231)
This syllabus is intended for high ability students who have achieved, or are likely to achieve, a high grade in the A Level Mathematics examination. The A Level syllabus enables students to extend their mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding developed in the A Level Mathematics course.
- English General Paper (8021)
The Cambridge International AS Level English General Paper encourages learners to engage with a variety of topics, including knowledge and understanding gained from study of other subjects.
- 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.
- Information Technology (9626)
This syllabus encourages learners to become effective and discerning users of IT. It helps them to develop a broad range of IT skills, knowledge and understanding.
- Art and Design (9479)
This dynamic course considers expression and communication and is suitable for students committed to a creative career. Students gain an understanding of visual perception and aesthetic experience, and the ways in which art and design create a language of their own.
- 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)
Learners broaden their outlook through the critical analysis of – and reflection on – issues of global significance. The syllabus is based on skills rather than on specific content.
- 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.
- English – Literature (9695)
Students following the AS and A Level English syllabus will study a range of texts in the three main forms: prose, poetry and drama. Set texts are offered from a wide range of different periods and cultures.
- 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 (9990)
AS and A Level Psychology explores the ways in which human cognitive behavior works. Students also review important research; this provides an insight into the ways in which psychology has been applied, thereby leading to an understanding of key themes and issues.
- 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.
- Music (9483)
Cambridge International AS and A Level Music encourages learners to develop their musical skills in a variety of music styles and traditions and build on their musical interests. Learners are encouraged to listen, compose and perform with understanding, analysis and confident communication.
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 he is lagging behind, and will be discouraged from relying on tutors or teachers outside the school.