The Cambridge AICE Diploma is a group certificate which requires learners to study a compulsory core subject, Cambridge AS Level Global Perspectives & Research, with Cambridge AS & A Level subjects drawn from three curriculum areas: mathematics and science (Group 1), languages (Group 2), and arts and humanities (Group 3). There is the option to study interdisciplinary subjects (Group 4).
We hold Cambridge International AS & A Level exam series twice a year, in June and November. Results are issued in August and January. In India only, we offer a March exam series with results issued in May.
Cambridge AICE Diploma Credits
To achieve the Cambridge AICE Diploma, learners must achieve a minimum of seven credits (including Cambridge International AS Level Global Perspectives & Research) from subject groups 1, 2, and 3 (and optionally Group 4) to be awarded the Diploma. Learners must achieve at least one credit from each of Groups 1, 2 and 3.
The remaining credits can come from any of the groups. A Cambridge International AS Level is awarded one credit, and a Cambridge International A Level is awarded two credits.
Learners who pass the Cambridge International A Level in Global Perspectives & Research meet the compulsory requirement of the core group and also have one credit which may then be included in Group 4 to contribute to the overall requirement of seven credits.
Learners counting Cambridge International A Level Global Perspectives & Research towards their Diploma may also use one outcome either from English General Paper (at AS Level only) or Thinking Skills (at AS or A Level). In this case, the use of Cambridge International A Level Thinking Skills in addition to Cambridge International A Level Global Perspectives & Research is allowed, even though this will exceed the two credit limit for Group 4. This is only allowed where this combination gives a learner their best overall outcome.
The following combinations of credits are valid for the Diploma:
|A Levels (2 credits each)
||AS Levels (1 credit each)
||Cambridge International AS Level Global Perspectives & Research (9239)
When a learner’s best overall outcome is achieved through a combination of Cambridge International A Level Global Perspectives & Research and three Cambridge International A Levels, this will be allowed even though it equates to eight credits. The maximum number of points a learner can be awarded is 420.