AS & A Levels

Grades 11 and 12

AS and A Levels for Grades 11 and 12
prescribed by the University of Cambridge
International Examinations, UK – (CAIE)

Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE) is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds. It is a part of the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s top universities, trusted for excellence in education. Cambridge programmes and qualifications have a proven reputation for being an excellent preparation for university, employment and life. They provide a valuable international benchmark of learner performance.

Cambridge International AS and A Levels is an international education programme whose qualifications are valued and recognized by universities worldwide. The syllabii prepare learners, typically 16 to 19 year olds, for university study by developing a deep understanding of subjects, as well as independent learning and constructive thinking skills. Cambridge International A Level is typically a two-year course, and Cambridge International AS Level is of  one year duration. Some subjects can be started as a Cambridge International AS Level and extended to a Cambridge International A Level. More information on the CAIE can be found at

AS and A Levels (Grades 11 and 12)

Cambridge International AS and 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.

Students must study 5 subjects from the subject groups listed below. English Language which is presently only an AS qualification is compulsory and 4 are optional. More information on the AS and A Levels be found at

Subject choices for Cambridge International AS & A Levels

at Deccan International School:

  • Mathematics and Sciences
    Environmental Management
  • Languages
    English Language (AS)
  • Arts and Humanities
    Business Studies
    Art and Design
    English Literature
  • Global Perspectives & Research
    Global Perspectives & Research