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In revising our Cambridge International AS & A Level syllabuses we have consulted with some of the world’s leading higher education institutes – including the University of Cambridge, Harvard and MIT. They told us that what really helps learners succeed at university is a firm grasp of the subject’s key concepts.
Key concepts are essential ideas that help students develop a deep understanding of their subject and make links between different aspects. Key concepts may open up new ways of thinking about, understanding or interpreting the important things to be learned.
Our new and revised syllabuses clearly identify the key concepts in Cambridge International AS & A Level subjects so that teachers can build them into their teaching.
Cambridge International AS & A Levels provide a strong platform for students to progress to university and beyond. Students develop abilities which universities value highly, including:
We are delighted to introduce two new syllabuses:
We have also worked with schools and universities around the world to update the following syllabuses:
With over 50 subjects to choose from, students can select the ones they love and that they’re best at, which helps motivate them throughout their studies. Learners develop a broad range of skills and knowledge in their chosen subjects. They can choose to study Cambridge International AS Level as a standalone qualification that usually lasts one year, or to complete Cambridge International A Level that is usually a two year course.