GCE A Level in Nepal
The General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘AS’ and ‘A’ Levels, administered by Cambridge University’s Cambridge Assessment International Examination (CAIE), are among the most widely recognized secondary level diplomas in the world.
GCE ‘A’ Level is one of the most sought-after courses in the world due to its stream flexibility, gold standard academic content, and global reputation. Today, Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level is taught in over 160 countries, with 55 topics separated into scientific and non-science.
The course is typically completed over two years as an Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level and an Advanced (A or A2) level. In Nepal, ‘A’ Level is comparable to Secondary (10+2) / two-year Intermediate level studies or PCL/Diploma Level. Students who complete the course can apply to medical/engineering colleges or seek higher study in Management, IT, Pure Sciences, or Social Sciences.
The University of Cambridge sets the syllabus and exams, and the papers are corrected in the UK by accredited markers.
The course is divided into two halves (Click the link to view the details). They are as follows:
- GCE A level- Science
- GCE A level Non-Science
Subjects in GCE A Levels in Nepal
Physical Group (including Core disciplines Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) and Biological Group comprise the Science stream (with Core subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology). Similarly, the Non-Science stream is divided into two groups: Management (including Core Subjects Accounting, Business, and Economics) and Humanities (with core subjects Economics, Sociology and Psychology).
Aside from these core papers, all students are expected to take the English test (General Paper). Students can also select one course based on their interests. Computing, Mathematics, Art & Design, English Language, Environmental Management, and other subjects are available as electives.
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Eligibility of GCE A Levels in Nepal
Students with SEE/ O level/ CBSE/ IGCSE or similar qualifications are eligible to pursue Cambridge GCE A Level.
The Colleges that offers A Level program in Nepal are:
- Budhanilkantha School
- Chelsea International Academy
- Gandaki Boarding School (GBS)
- Global College International: A Levels
- Kathmandu University High School (KUHS)
- NAMI College
- St. Xaviers College
- Patan College for Professional Studies (PCPS)
- The British College (TBC)