A-Level

|A Prestigious Pre-University Qualification

Thousands of learners worldwide gain places at leading universities every year with International AS & A Levels. The syllabuses develop a deep understanding of subjects and independent thinking skills.

Learners use Cambridge International AS & A Levels to gain places at leading universities worldwide including the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore, Egypt, Jordan, South Africa, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain.

In countries such as the United States and Canada, good grades in carefully chosen Cambridge International A Level subjects can result in up to one year of university course credit.

|2 Adventurous Years

Westminster is one of the best schools in Islamabad for A-levels. At Westminster we prepare students for entry to higher education by offering an extensive range of AS and A level courses.

A two-year course, A-Level is a rigorous programme that encourages high academic standards. An A-Level consists of two parts, AS (Advanced Subsidiary) and A2. AS-Level represents the first half of an A-Level course but may also be taken as a free-standing qualification. A Level is typically a two-year course.

Students at A-Level are put through a comprehensive and rigorous schedule of academics, co-curricular activities, internships, teachers’ assistance ships, community and social work programs. The aim surely is to promote a healthy balance between curricular and co-curricular activities and to ensure excellent grades in internal as well as external examination.

The ultimate goal, of course, is to facilitate placement at some of the best universities around the world. To this end, a team of qualified professionals is present on campus to guide students with all aspects of university entrance, which, includes: selection of career path and most suitable universities, application procedures and deadlines, personal statements and references, preparation for entrance tests (e.g. SAT) and interviews.

|Curriculum

The syllabuses offered by University of Cambridge prepare learners for university study, which is why universities worldwide value and recognise Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications.

Cambridge International AS & A Level develops learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills in:

  • In-depth subject content
  • Independent thinking
  • Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations
  • Handling and evaluating different types of information source
  • Thinking logically and presenting ordered and coherent arguments
  • Making judgements, recommendations and decisions
  • Presenting reasoned explanations, understanding implications and communicating them logically and clearly
  • Working and communicating in English.
  • |SUBJECTS

    We offer a range of A-Level subjects based on syllabus provided by the University of Cambridge. The syllabi develop a deep understanding of subjects and independent thinking skills. Students must choose a minimum of three subjects at GCE A-Level. Typically, students take four subjects in the first year and, depending on AS results, will continue with either three or four of those subjects into their second year. In certain circumstances, students can also choose to add a different AS subject in year two.

    Subjects offered at our A-Level programme are:

  • Accounting
  • Applied ICT
  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Further
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Thinking Skills
  • Urdu Literature
  • |ASSESSMENT AND EXAMINATION

    Students can choose from a range of assessment options to gain AS & A Level qualifications:

    Take the AS Level only. The syllabus content is half an A Level. Take a ‘staged’ assessment route – take the AS Level in one examination series and complete the final A Level at a subsequent series. AS Level marks can be carried forward to a full A Level twice within a 13 month period. Take all papers of the A Level course in the same examination session, usually at the end of the course.

    Cambridge International AS & A Level examinations are held twice a year, in June and November. Results are issued in August and January.

    |A-Level Faculty

    Westminster has established a strong reputation for the quality of teaching and the success of many of our students at A-Level. Our A-Level Teachers are a highly qualified group of professionals with a track record of helping students produce exceptional results.