Monthly Fee for 12 months

R7 750*

July to Full qualification fee for 12 months

R93 000

*For more information on fees
Apply now

International AS Level Qualification

Students eligible
16 - 18 years of age who have successfully completed their International GCSE qualification

Duration
12 months

Number of subjects required
4 subjects

Enrolment period
July only

Monthly Fee for 12 months

R7 750*

Full qualification fee commences in July

R93 000

*For more information on fees
Apply now

Introduction

The International AS Level qualification allows students the opportunity to further specialise in specific areas of study.

Subject Selection

International AS Level students are required to take a total of four subjects and any additional subjects will incur an additional cost.

Due to the complexities of university entrance requirements and a student’s individual academic path, your admissions counsellor will be on hand to assist you with your child’s subject selection.

Subjects

A summary of each International AS Level subject's aims and objectives are listed below.

01
Biology

The aims and objectives of the Pearson Edexcel International AS Level Biology course are to enable students to:

  • Develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other.
  • Develop a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods.
  • Develop competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem-solving skills.
  • Develop their interest in and enthusiasm for the subject, including developing an interest in further study and careers associated with the subject.
02
Business

The aims and objectives of the Pearson Edexcel International AS Level Business course are to enable students to:

  • Develop an enthusiasm for studying business.
  • Gain a holistic understanding of business in a range of contexts.
  • Develop a critical understanding of organisations and their ability to meet society’s needs and wants.
  • Understand that business behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives.
  • Generate enterprising and creative approaches to business opportunities, problems and issues.
  • Be aware of the ethical dilemmas and responsibilities faced by organisations and individuals.
  • Acquire a range of relevant business and generic skills, including decision making, problem solving, the challenging of assumptions and critical analysis.
  • Apply numerical skills in a range of business contexts.
03
Chemistry

The aims and objectives of the Pearson Edexcel International AS Level Chemistry course are to enable students to:

  • Develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other.
  • Develop a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods.
  • Develop competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem-solving skills.
  • Develop their interest in and enthusiasm for the subject, including developing an interest in further study and careers associated with the subject.
04
English

The aims and objectives of the Pearson Edexcel International AS Level English Language course are to enable students to:

  • Develop and apply their understanding of the concepts and methods appropriate for the analysis and study of language.
  • Explore data and examples of language in use.
  • Engage creatively and critically with a varied programme for the study of English.
  • Develop their skills as producers and interpreters of language.
  • Independently investigate language in use.
05
Geography

The aims and objectives of the Pearson Edexcel International AS Level Geography course are to enable students to:

  • Develop their knowledge of locations, places, processes and environments, at all geographical scales from local to global across the specification as a whole.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the selected geographical patterns, processes and issues in physical and human geography at a range of temporal and spatial scales, and of the concepts that illuminate their significance in a range of locational contexts.
  • Recognise and be able to analyse the complexity of people–environment interactions at all geographical scales, and appreciate how they underpin understanding of some of the key issues facing the world today.
  • Develop their understanding of, and ability to apply, the concepts of place, space, scale and environment that underpin International GCSE, including developing a more nuanced understanding of these concepts.
  • Improve their understanding of the ways in which values, attitudes and circumstances have an impact on the relationships between people, place and environment, and develop the knowledge and ability to engage, as citizens, with the questions and issues arising (‘circumstances’ in this case refers to the context of people’s lives, and the socio-economic and political milieu in which they find themselves).
  • Become confident and competent in selecting, using and evaluating a range of quantitative and qualitative skills and approaches (including observing, collecting and analysing geo-located data) and applying them as an integral part of their studies.
  • Understand the fundamental role of fieldwork as a tool to understand and generate new knowledge about the real world, and become skilled at planning, undertaking and evaluating fieldwork in appropriate situations.
  • Apply geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and approaches in a rigorous way to a range of geographical questions and issues, including those identified in fieldwork, recognising both the contributions and limitations of geography.
  • Develop as critical and reflective learners, able to articulate opinions, suggest relevant new ideas and provide evidenced argument in a range of situations.
  • Build on knowledge of contexts, locations, places and environments, by extending the scope and scale of study, the variety of physical, social, economic, cultural and political contexts encountered, the depth of conceptual understanding required, and the range of spatial and temporal scales included.
  • Develop a deep understanding of both physical and human processes, applying this understanding to interrogate people–environment interactions and people–place connections at all scales from local to global.
  • Build on and reinforce conceptual understanding underpinning GCSE/International GCSE, experiencing an extended demand that includes a wider range of more complex and specialised concepts that relate to the core and non-core content.
  • Engage with models, theories and generalisations, and develop a mature understanding of the nature and limitations of objectivity and the significance of human values and attitudes.
  • Develop an understanding of the rationale for, and applications of, skills and approaches used, showing a considerable degree of independence in selecting and using a wide range of geographical methods, techniques and skills, involving both qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Undertake fieldwork that encourages them to apply and evaluate theory in the real world, and take responsibility for selecting research questions, applying relevant techniques and skills, and identifying appropriate ways to analyse and communicate findings.
06
History

The aims and objectives of the Pearson Edexcel International AS Level History course are to enable students to:

  • Develop their interest in and enthusiasm for history and an understanding of its intrinsic value and significance.
  • Acquire an understanding of different identities within society and an appreciation of aspects such as social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity, as appropriate.
  • Build on their understanding of the past through experiencing a broad and balanced course of study.
  • Improve as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with curious and enquiring minds.
  • Develop the ability to ask relevant and significant questions about the past and to research them.
  • Acquire an understanding of the nature of historical study, for example, that history is concerned with judgements based on available evidence and that historical judgements are provisional.
  • Develop their use and understanding of historical terms, concepts and skills.
  • Make links and draw comparisons within and/or across different periods and aspects of the past.
  • Organise and communicate their historical knowledge and understanding in different ways, arguing a case and reaching substantiated judgements.
07
Mathematics

The aims and objectives of the Pearson Edexcel International AS Level Mathematics course are to enable students to:

  • Develop their understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment.
  • Develop abilities to reason logically and recognise incorrect reasoning, to generalise and to construct mathematical proofs.
  • Extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques and use them in more difficult, unstructured problems.
  • Develop an understanding of coherence and progression in mathematics and of how different areas of mathematics can be connected.
  • Recognise how a situation may be represented mathematically and understand the relationship between ‘real-world’ problems and standard and other mathematical models and how these can be refined and improved.
  • Use mathematics as an effective means of communication.
  • Read and comprehend mathematical arguments and articles concerning applications of mathematics.
  • Acquire the skills needed to use technology such as calculators and computers effectively, recognise when such use may be inappropriate and be aware of limitations.
  • Develop an awareness of the relevance of mathematics to other fields of study, to the world of work and to society in general.
  • Take increasing responsibility for their own learning and the evaluation of their own mathematical development.
08
Physics

The aims and objectives of the Pearson Edexcel International AS Level Physics course are to enable students to:

  • Develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other.
  • Develop a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods.
  • Develop competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem-solving skills.
  • Develop their interest in and enthusiasm for the subject, including developing an interest in further study and careers associated with the subject.

Calendar Framework

Have a look at our sample 12-month AS Levels Qualification Calendar Framework. We'll share the approved calendar during the general orientation course at the start of the qualification.
*Dates are subject to change

Semester
1

Term 1

Term 2

Term 4

Mid - Semester Break

Mid - Semester Break

General Orientation Course (GOC)

Academic Modules

Academic Modules

Internal Examinations

Academic Modules

Academic Modules
Pearson Edexcel Examination

Jul - Sept

Jan - Mar

September

March

Oct - Dec

Apr - Jun

Dec - Jan

Semester Break

Semester
2

Term 3

Semester 1

Term 1

July - September

General Orientation Course (GOC)

Academic Modules

Mid - Semester Break

September

Term 2

October - December

Academic Modules

Semester Break

December - January

Semester 2

Term 3

January - March

Academic Modules

Mid - Semester Break

March

Term 4

April - June

Academic Modules

Pearson Edexcel Examination

Additional Cost & Information

- Application fee (R750)
- Placement fee (R5 000)
- Boutique Campus Placement fee (R3 500)
- Additional subjects (R12 000 per subject, per 12-month qualification)

*Students are required to take four of the eight subjects on offer

-Science Kit (Approx. R2 000)
- Art Kit (Approx. R2 000)
- Boutique Campus monthly fee (R2 500)
- Extracurricular activities, lunch or beverages at Boutique Campus
- External International Examinations (R12 000 per sitting)

*Qualification fee will remain unchanged, however, monthly payments may differ depending on the timetabled length of each qualification, and date of enrolment (if late).

“Graduating with the Pearson curriculum opens doors in hundreds of countries. With an AS or A level qualification, you can go study almost anywhere in the world”.

Mignon Lombard

International GCSE Student