CAMBRIDGE A LEVEL SUBJECTS - OVERVIEW

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We offer 13 subjects in this pre-university programme. Students are advised to choose a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 A Level subjects from there. When choosing what to study, pick subjects that you’re comfortable with or in line with your strengths. If you have an idea which bachelor’s degree you’d like to pursue next, consider these subject combination recommendations:
 

Preferred Degree Essential Subjects  Recommended Subjects
Actuarial Science Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics 
  • Economics
  • Physics
Computer Science
  • Further Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Computer Science
Accounting & Finance, Business, Economics, Marketing
  • Economics
  • Business
  • Law
  • Psychology
Engineering
  • Further Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
Medicine, Pharmacy
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
Food Science, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology
Physics
Law Law
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Literature in English
Accounting (9706)

Students can apply their accounting knowledge and understanding in order to analyse and present information, give reasoned explanations, and make better decisions. The syllabus covers the essentials such as the recording of financial information, accounting principles and control systems. Learn how to raise capital by shares and loans, study the preparation of cash flow statements, and more.
 

Biology (9700)

Study a combination of theoretical and practical studies that leads to an understanding of the biological molecules and cells. In the advanced subsidiary level, the syllabus covers the energy transfers in and between organisms, how organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environment, genetics, populations, evolution, ecosystems and the control of gene expression.
 

Business (9609)

Students will understand and appreciate the nature and scope of business, and the role it plays in society. The syllabus covers economic, environmental, ethical, governmental, legal, social and technological issues. It also develops a critical understanding of how organisations work and the markets they serve.
 

Chemistry (9701)

The subject provides a thorough understanding of key concepts, an in-depth knowledge of chemistry’s most important themes and strong practical skills. Among other topics, the syllabus covers atoms and forces, experiments and evidence gained, patterns in chemical behaviour and reactions, chemical bonds, as well as energy changes.
 

Computer Science* (9608)

Students are encouraged to develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of computer science. Topics covered include information representation, communication and Internet technologies, hardware, software development, and relational database modelling. Students will gain computational thinking and problem-solving skills that can help develop computer-based solutions.
 

Economics (9708)

The syllabus covers a range of basic economic ideas, including an introduction to the price system and government intervention, international trade and exchange rates, the measurement of employment and inflation, and the causes and consequences of inflation. Students also study the price system, market failure, macroeconomic theory and policy, and economic growth and development.
 

Further Mathematics (9231)

The syllabus develops a set of transferable skills. These include the skill of working with mathematical information, as well as the ability to think logically and independently, consider accuracy, model situations mathematically, analyse results and reflect on findings. Learners can apply these skills across a wide range of subjects and the skills equip them well for progression to higher education or directly into employment. Learners will find that the additional time spent studying this subject will support their understanding of A Level Mathematics.
 

Law (9804)

The syllabus provides sound knowledge and understanding of law and its institutions in an ever-changing society. Students gain lifelong skills, including knowledge and understanding of the English legal system, Contract Law and Tort Law. They will also master the ability to analyse realistic scenarios and develop a greater command of language to express interpretation, reasoning, comment and judgement.  
 

Literature in English (9695)

Students can appreciate and respond to literature in English through reading and critical analysis of texts on the three main forms: prose, poetry and drama. Set texts are offered from a wide range of different periods and cultures. Students will develop skills of writing creatively and persuasively, using appropriate styles, and in researching and managing information.  
 

Mathematics (9709)

Students will have a solid foundation in the mathematical tools and techniques often needed in the workplace. It helps to develop logical and reasoning skills that will be useful even in non-mathematical arenas. The topics covered include Pure Mathematics, Mechanics (for science students) and Probability and Statistics.
 

Physics (9702)

The syllabus provides experimental and practical science studies, enabling students to acquire sufficient understanding and knowledge. The topics covered include kinematics, dynamics, deformation of solids, particle & nuclear physics, quantum physics, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction.
 

Psychology (9990)

The syllabus encourages an interest in and appreciation of psychology through an exploration of the ways in which research methodology. This includes the number of important research studies and application of psychology. The syllabus uses a wide variety of assessment techniques that will allow learners to show knowledge and understanding. The emphasis is on the development of psychological skills as well as the learning of psychological knowledge. AS Level provides solid understanding of psychology in areas of cognitive, social, biological and learning. A Level explores how psychology can be applied in in range of contexts such as abnormality, consumer behaviour, health and organisations.
 

Sociology* (9699)

Students have the opportunity to explore the processes that are shaping current trends as well as develop an understanding of the complexity and diversity of human societies. AS Level provides solid grounding in the central ideas and approaches in Sociology, whereas A Level lets students explore a variety of key areas of sociological enquiry such as global development, education, religion and media.