Cambridge International GCE A Level Programme


At St. John’s International School, we prepare students for the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level qualification through examinations by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). CIE is one of the world's leading providers of international qualifications and assessments, and is part of the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) which has developed and promoted qualifications around the world for almost 150 years. The A Level is a worldwide internationally recognised Pre-University Qualification. The GCE A Level qualification emphasises on knowledge, understanding, reasoning abilities and skills. It is one of the most recognised pre-university qualifications in the world, and is accepted as proof of academic ability for entry into world-class universities in the United Kingdom, USA, Singapore, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Malaysia, to name a few.

SJIS's A Level programme follows the new structure of examinations: Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and Advanced Level (A2). Students are prepared for the examinations in 2 phases, which takes away the pressure of one set of final examinations at the end. The standard 18 months programme consists of 3 semesters, each approximately 6 months long. Students will sit for their AS examinations at the end of Semester Two and their A2 examinations at the end of Semester Three.

Intakes: January and April
Examinations: May-June and October-November
Assessment: Purely by examination

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Cambridge International IGCSE


The Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is one of the most acknowledged qualifications worldwide. Cambridge IGCSE courses are renowned for developing vital educational skills, including knowledge recall, oral skills, problem-solving, initiative, teamwork and investigative skills. The resulting qualification provides a foundation for higher level courses, such as Cambridge A level and AS Levels, of Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education;the North American Advanced Placement Programme and the International Baccalaureate.

Cambridge IGCSE caters for different levels of ability with a choice between core and extended papers in many subjects. The core curriculum is based on an overview of the subject and is suitable for students who are expected to achieve grades C to G. The extended curriculum is more challenging and designed for students who are expected to achieve grades A to C. Grades achieved through either route possess equivalent value.

Intakes: January
(Enrolment allowed on case to case basis throughout the year)
Examinations: May-June and October-November

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Cambridge International Lower Secondary


Cambridge Lower Secondary provides a seamless progression from Cambridge Primary or can be used as a stand-alone curriculum to develop learners’ skills and confidence in English, Mathematics and Science. It offers a curriculum framework for educational success for learners, typically 11-14 years old, with an optional testing structure. Cambridge Lower Secondary has been developed to link seamlessly to form a continuum with the Cambridge Primary, and provides standardised tests to enable the careful monitoring of progress from primary to lower secondary phases. It also serves as a robust foundation, and provides excellent preparation for learners embarking on Cambridge IGCSE. At the end of the programme, Cambridge Checkpoint assessments are available to provide detailed feedback on learners’ strengths and weaknesses.


Intakes: January
(Enrolment allowed on case to case basis throughout the year)

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IELTS (International English Language Testing System)


Classes are embedded into the A Level programme for all students to ensure they satisfy local and overseas university requirements for English Compentency.

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