BRITISH INTERNATIONAL COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS

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IGCSE


The International General Certificate of Secondary Education ( = O Levels) - Students of 15 to 17 years of age who have completed the Foundation course or Grade 8 normally choose between 7 and 9 subjects at this level. These should include English first language, a second language, Mathematics, Science and IT. Students spend 2 years preparing for these examinations which provide an internationally recognized school leaving qualification.

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International AS and A Level


General Certificate of Education - Advanced Level – Students of 16 years of age and above who have already obtained the IGCSE or a South African Matric study these as the finest preparation and most widely accepted entrance qualification for university anywhere in the world. Internationally, depending upon the university, anything from 2 to 4 subjects may be required for admission. It should be noted that the academic standard of A Levels is equivalent to a South African 1st year university course. Students normally take 2 years to prepare for A Level examinations, but some may be ready to sit the examinations within only 1 year. The International AS levels, the first papers of A level are normally sat in the second year of study. Students may attend a South African university with the right set of AS level qualifications.

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IGCSE Subject Choices

  

 

  

Advanced Level Subject Choices

  

Languages

Languages

      English 1st   Language, 2nd Language

       Afrikaans

 Chinese Foreign Language

  Chinese

  English 1st Language, 2nd Language   and Foreign Language

  English Language

      French   Foreign Language

      French

     German Foreign  Language

  German

     Japanese   Foreign Language

  Japanese ( AS level only)

    Spanish   Foreign Language

 Spanish

   Zulu 2nd Language

  -

Sciences

Sciences

  Additional Mathematics

  Further Mathematics

  Biology

  Biology

Co-ordinated Sciences (Double Award)

  Chemistry

  -

  Physics

  Mathematics

  Mathematics

Commerce

Commerce

  Business   Studies

  Business   Studies

  Computer Studies

  Computing

  Economics

  Economics

Humanities

Humanities

  Art and Design

  Art and Design

  Drama

  -

  English Literature

  English Literature

  Geography

  Geography

  History

  History

  Music (June Exam)

     Music

  Philosophy and Culture

  Philosophy and Culture

  Sociology

  Psychology

Personal Development Programme

Personal Development Programme