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AICE- Advanced International Certificate in Education 

 

IGCSE- International General Certificate in Secondary Education

 

 

ENGLISH COURSES

 

IGCSE English Language- Extended Version (0524) - English I

Cambridge IGCSE First Language English (US) learners develop the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively in both speech and writing. They learn how to employ a wide-ranging vocabulary, use correct grammar, spelling and punctuation, and develop a personal style and an awareness of the audience being addressed. Learners are also encouraged to read widely, both for their own enjoyment and to further their awareness of the ways in which English can be used. Cambridge IGCSE First Language English (US) also develops more general analysis and communication skills such as synthesis, inference, and the ability to order facts and present opinions effectively.

  

IGCSE First English Language (US) (0524) 2017-18 Syllabus 

IGCSE First English Language (US) (0524) 2019 Syllabus

IGCSE First English Language (US) (0524) Common Core Standards

 

 

IGCSE English Literature- Extended Version (0427)- English II 

Cambridge IGCSE English Literature (US) enables learners to read, interpret and evaluate texts through the study of literature in English. Learners develop an understanding of literal meaning, relevant contexts and of the deeper themes or attitudes that may be expressed. Through their studies, they learn to recognize and appreciate the ways in which writers use English to achieve a range of effects, and will be able to present an informed, personal response to the material they have studied. The syllabus also encourages the exploration of wider and universal issues, promoting learners' better understanding of themselves and of the world around them.

IGCSE Literature (English) (US) (0427) 2017-18 Syllabus 

IGCSE Literature (English) (US) (0427) 2019 Syllabus

IGCSE Literature (English) (US) (0427) Common Core Standards

 

AICE General Paper (8004) AS Level-Adv. Placement English II

 The Cambridge International AS Level General Paper encourages learners to develop a maturity of critical thought and argument, and a mastery of expression in the English language. These are all skills of great use for university level study. The syllabus draws on topics from across the school curriculum, and learners are able to draw upon knowledge and understanding gained from study of other subjects. This syllabus will be replaced by the updated syllabus Cambridge International AS Level English General Paper (8021) for first examination in 2019.

AICE General Paper (8004) 2017-18 Syllabus

             AICE English General Paper (8021) AS Level

The Cambridge International AS Level English General Paper encourages learners to engage with a variety of topics, including knowledge and understanding gained from study of other subjects. They learn to become confident in analyzing knowledge and opinion from a variety of sources, to build arguments and to communicate through written English. The Cambridge International AS Level English General Paper enables learners to develop these skills, which are of great use for further study and employment.

AICE English General Paper (8021) 2019-21 Syllabus

 

AICE English Language (9093) AS Level- Adv. Placement English III

Cambridge International AS and A Level English Language gives learners the opportunity to study English language and its use in contemporary communication. It aims to encourage a critical response to texts in a range of forms, styles and contexts, and to promote skills of communication, reading, research and analysis. Through their study, learners will develop an ability to read and analyze material, gaining further knowledge and understanding of English language features and issues, and writing clearly, accurately, creatively and effectively for different purposes and audiences.

AICE English Language (9093) 2017-18 Syllabus 

AICE English Language (9093) 2019 Syllabus

 

 AICE English Literature (9695) AS & A Level- Adv. Placement English IV

Learners following the Cambridge International AS and A Level English syllabus will study a range of texts in the three main forms: prose, poetry and drama. Set texts are offered from a wide range of different periods and cultures. Learners will develop skills of reading and analysis of texts, and are encouraged to undertake wider reading to aid understanding of the texts studied. They will learn skills of effective and appropriate communication including the ability to discuss the critical context of texts.

 AICE English Literature (9695) 2017-18 Syllabus

 AICE English Literature (9695) 2019 Syllabus

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES COURSES

 

IGCSE World History- Extended Version (0416)- World History 

The Cambridge IGCSE History (US) syllabus looks at some of the major international issues of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as covering the history of particular regions in more depth. The emphasis is on both historical knowledge and on the skills required for historical research. Learners develop an understanding of the nature of cause and effect, continuity and change, similarity and difference and find out how to use and understand historical evidence as part of their studies. Cambridge IGCSE History (US) will stimulate any learner already interested in the past, providing a basis for further study, and also encouraging a lifelong interest in the subject.

  

IGCSE History (US) (0416) 2017-18 Syllabus

 

 

IGCSE American History – Extended Version- (0409)- American History

Cambridge IGCSE American History explores the history of the USA from the mid-18th century to the end of the 20th century.

 

IGCSE History (American) (US) (0409) 2018 Syllabus

IGCSE History (American) (US) (0409) 2019-21 Syllabus

 

AICE European History (9389) AS Level- Adv. Placement World/European History

 

AICE US History (9389) AS Level- Adv. Placement American Histor

Cambridge International AS and A Level History is a flexible and wide-ranging syllabus covering modern history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The syllabus builds upon skills gained at Cambridge IGCSE or Cambridge O Level and develops lifelong skills including understanding issues and themes within a historical period. The emphasis is again on both historical knowledge and on the skills required for historical research. Learners develop an understanding of cause and effect, continuity and change, similarity and difference, and use historical evidence as part of their studies. At AS learners can select from topics on European, American or International history. At A Level learners can select from topics on European, American, African, Southeast Asian and International history. Teachers choose which periods to focus on, allowing them to build a course that reflects their learners' interests and staff specialisms, or which is relevant to the local or regional context.

 

AICE History (9389) 2017-18 Syllabus

AICE History (9389) 2019 Syllabus

AICE History (9389) 2020 Syllabus

 

AICE Global Perspectives (9239) AS Level- Adv. Placement Global Studies & Research

 

Cambridge International AS & A Level Global Perspectives and Research prepares learners for positive engagement with our rapidly changing world. Learners broaden their outlook through the critical analysis of - and reflection on - issues of global significance. The Cambridge International AS & A Level Global Perspectives and Research syllabus is based on skills rather than on specific content. Learners develop research, thinking, reasoning and communication skills by following an approach to analysing and evaluating arguments and perspectives called the Critical Path. Collaborative skills are enhanced through participation in a team project. The skills gained through study of Cambridge International AS & A Level Global Perspectives and Research enable students to meet the demands of twenty-first century learning and to make a successful transition to study in higher education. As part of the course, learners write a research report on a research question of their own choice

 

Learner’s Guide to the Cambridge Research Report.

View the Global Perspectives and Research Statement of Support.

AICE Global Perspectives & Research (9293) 2017-19 Syllabus

AICE Global Perspective & Research (9293) 2020-21 Syllabus

 

 

AICE Economics (9708) AS Level -Adv. Placement Economics

Through the Cambridge International AS and A Level Economics syllabus, learners study how to explain and analyze economic issues and arguments, evaluate economic information, and organize, present and communicate ideas and judgments clearly. 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. Learners also study the price system, the theory of the firm, market failure, macroeconomic theory and policy, and economic growth and development.

 

AICE Economics (9708) 2016-18 Syllabus

AICE Economics (9708) 2019-21 Syllabus

 

AICE Sociology (9699) AS Level - Adv. Placement Sociology

In a rapidly changing world, Cambridge International AS and A Level Sociology offers learners the opportunity not only to explore the processes that are shaping current trends, but also to develop an understanding of the complexity and diversity of human societies and their continuities with the past. The study of sociology stimulates awareness of contemporary social, cultural and political issues, and focuses on the importance of examining these issues in a rigorous, reasoned and analytical way.

 

AICE Sociology (9699) 2017-19 Syllabus

AICE Sociology (9799) 2020 Syllabus

 

 

SCIENCE COURSES

  

IGCSE Biology- Extended Version (0438)- Biology

With an emphasis on human biology, the Cambridge IGCSE Biology (US) syllabus enables learners to understand the technological world in which they live, and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. Learners gain an understanding of the basic principles of biology through a mix of theoretical and practical studies. They also develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study at Cambridge International A Level, which are useful in everyday life. As they progress, learners understand how science is studied and practiced, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment.

 

IGCSE Biology (US) (0438) 2016-18 Syllabus

 

 

IGCSE Chemistry- Extended Version (0439)- Chemistry

The Cambridge IGCSE Chemistry (US) syllabus helps learners to understand the technological world in which they live, and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. They are about the basic principles of Chemistry through a mix of theoretical and practical studies. Learners also develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study at Cambridge International A Level, skills which are useful in everyday life. As they progress, learners gain an understanding of how science is studied and practiced, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment.

 

IGCSE Chemistry (US) (0439) 2016-18 Syllabus

 

IGCSE Physics- Extended Version (0625)- Physics

 The Cambridge IGCSE Physics syllabus helps learners to understand the technological world in which they live, and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. They learn about the basic principles of Physics through a mix of theoretical and practical studies. Learners also develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study at Cambridge International A Level, skills which are useful in everyday life. As they progress, learners gain an understanding of how science is studied and practiced, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment.

 

IGCSE Physics (0625) 2016-18 Syllabus

 

 

AICE Biology (9700) AS Level- Adv. Placement Biology

Cambridge International AS and A Level Biology builds on the skills acquired at Cambridge IGCSE (or equivalent) level. The syllabus includes the main theoretical concepts which are fundamental to the subject, a section on some current applications of biology, and a strong emphasis on advanced practical skills. Practical skills are assessed in a timetabled practical examination. The emphasis throughout is on the understanding of concepts and the application of biology ideas in novel contexts as well as on the acquisition of knowledge. The course encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills, which are transferable to any future career path. Cambridge International AS and A Level Biology is ideal for learners who want to study biology or a wide variety of related subjects at university or to follow a career in science.

 

AICE Biology (9700) 2016-18 Syllabus

AICE Biology (9700) 2019-21 Syllabus

 

 

AICE Chemistry (9701) AS Level- Adv. Placement Chemistry

Cambridge International AS and A Level Chemistry builds on the skills acquired at Cambridge IGCSE (or equivalent) level. The syllabus includes the main theoretical concepts, which are fundamental to the subject, a section on some current applications of chemistry, and a strong emphasis on advanced practical skills. Practical skills are assessed in a timetabled practical examination. The emphasis throughout is on the understanding of concepts and the application of chemistry ideas in novel contexts as well as on the acquisition of knowledge. The course encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills, which are transferable to any future career path. Cambridge International AS and A Level Chemistry is ideal for learners who want to study chemistry or a wide variety of related subjects at university or to follow a career in science.

 

AICE Chemistry (9701) 2016-18 Syllabus

AICE Chemistry (9701) 2019-21 Syllabus

 

 

AICE Environmental Management (8291) AS Level- Adv. Placement Environmental Science

This AS syllabus covers environmental issues and their management, especially the human aspect. Through their studies, learners gain an understanding of environmental resources and their human exploitation, and the goal of sustainable environmental management. Learners also consider a range of case study material which can feature local, regional or global examples. Although Cambridge International AS Level Environmental Management extends and complements the relevant Cambridge O Level and Cambridge IGCSE syllabuses, learners do not need to have studied the subject before starting the course.

 

AICE Environmental Management (8291) 2017-19 Syllabus

AICE Environmental Management (8291) 2020-21 Syllabus

 

 

AICE Marine Science (9693) AS Level- Adv. Placement Marine Science 

Cambridge International AS and A Level Marine Science provides a coherent and stimulating introduction to the science of the marine environment. The AS part of the course concentrates on the scientific study of the sea and its ecosystems, while the A Level part concentrates on human activities that depend on the sea and have an impact on it. No prior study at Cambridge IGCSE or Cambridge O Level is assumed. The emphasis throughout is on the understanding of concepts and the application of ideas to new contexts as well as on the acquisition of knowledge, and the course encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills, which are transferable to any future career path. It is expected that practical activities will underpin the teaching of the whole course, and learners may be asked about practical activities in examination questions, but there is no practical paper and no coursework. Cambridge International AS and A Level Marine Science can form part of an ideal subject combination for learners who want to study Marine Biology or Environmental Science at university or to follow a career in shipping, fisheries, tourism or aquaculture.

 

AICE Marine Science (9693) 2017-19 Syllabus

AICE Marine Science (9693) 2020-21 Syllabus

 

 MATH COURSES

 

IGCSE Mathematics – Extended Version (0444) 

IGCSE Math I- Algebra I

 IGCSE Math II- Algebra II & Geometry

 An essential subject for all learners, Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics (US) encourages the development of mathematical knowledge as a key life skill, and as a basis for more advanced study. The syllabus aims to build learners' confidence by helping them develop a feel for numbers, patterns and relationships, and places a strong emphasis on solving problems and presenting and interpreting results. Learners also gain an understanding of how to communicate and reason using mathematical concepts.

 

IGCSE Mathematics (US) (0444) 2017-18 Syllabus

IGCSE Mathematics (US) (0444) 2019 Syllabus

 

 

AICE Mathematics (9709) AS Level- Adv. Placement Math I & II

 

AICE Math I & AICE Math II

 Students have the opportunity to earn dual credit with NEMCC:

 

·      College Algebra (Fall Semester- 3 hrs)

 

·      College Trigonometry (Spring Semester- 3 hrs)

 

Cambridge International A Level Mathematics 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, analyze results and reflect on findings. Learners can apply these skills across a wide range of subjects and these skills equip them well for progression to higher education or directly into employment. At AS level, teachers can choose from three different routes to Cambridge International AS Level Mathematics: Pure Mathematics only, Pure Mathematics and Mechanics, or Pure Mathematics and Probability & Statistics. At A Level, teachers can also choose from different routes to Cambridge International A Level Mathematics depending on the choice of applied mathematics (Mechanics and/or Probability and Statistics). 

 

AICE Mathematics (9709) Formula & Statistical Table

AICE Mathematics (9709) 2017-18 Syllabus

AICE Mathematics (9709) 2019 Syllabus

AICE Mathematics (9709) 2020-22 Syllabus

 

  

TECHNOLOGY COURSES

 

AICE Information Technology (9626) AS Level- Adv. Placement Information Technology

This syllabus encourages learners to become effective and discerning users of IT. It helps them to develop a broad range of IT skills, knowledge and understanding. Learners study the structure and use of IT systems within a wide range of organizations, including the use of a variety of computer networks. As a result, learners gain an understanding of IT system life cycles, and how these affect the workplace. They also learn about the wider impact of IT on society in general. At A Level, learners also study simple programming for the web relevant to their own use of IT.

  

AICE Information Technology (9626) 2017-19 Syllabus

AICE Information Technology (9626) 2020 Syllabus

 

 

AICE Digital Media & Design (9481) AS Level- Adv. Placement Digital Media & Design

 This syllabus is for learners who want to explore a range of processes and techniques in digital media. The subject content is grouped into three broad areas of study; digital photography, moving image through film and animation, and mobile and multimedia applications including games design. You can structure a course around a single area of study or create a course that includes a combination of two or three areas of study.Cambridge International AS & A Level Digital Media & Design helps learners develop the knowledge and skills that will prepare them for further study and to work in a collaborative industry. They will develop an awareness of the world of digital media and design and the factors and contexts that influence it. Learners will:

·       develop creative processes and the ability to critically evaluate their work to continually review and refine ideas

·       learn how to combine innovative approaches and techniques to solve problems creatively

·       expand their knowledge of digital media by exploring different designers, processes and concepts.

  

AICE Digital Media & Design (9481) 2019-21 Syllabus

 

  

AICE Media Studies (9607) AS Level- Adv. Placement Media Studies

 Cambridge International AS and A Level Media Studies offers learners the chance to develop an understanding and appreciation of the place of media in our everyday lives. The syllabus enables learners to take a hands-on approach to the subject. Through the coursework components - the Foundation Portfolio for AS Level and the Advanced Portfolio for A Level - they create their own media products from planning through to execution. Learners also consider and analyze examples from existing media, examining production processes and technologies and the effects they achieve.

 

AICE Media Studies (9607) 2018-19 Syllabus

AICE Media Studies (9607) 2020 Syllabus

  

 

ADDITIONAL COURSES

 

AICE Physical Education (9396) AS Level- Adv. Placement PE

 The Physical Education syllabus is both practical and theoretical, covering anatomy and physiology, movement skills and contemporary studies in sport. Learners are encouraged to try out a range of physical activities, including team and individual sports, games, and outdoor activities, and then use the theoretical knowledge they have gained to analyze the different factors influencing performance. The course also encourages learners to understand and explain global trends in Physical Education and Sport.

 

AICE Physical Education (9396) 2017-18 Syllabus

AICE Physical Education (9396) 2019 Syllabus

 

 

AICE Spanish (8685) AS Level- Adv. Placement Spanish

 The Cambridge International AS Level Spanish syllabus enables learners to achieve greater fluency, accuracy and confidence in the language as it is spoken and written, and improve their communication skills. They will learn how to improve their use of Spanish in a variety of situations, understanding how to read texts and other source materials, extract information, initiate conversations and respond to questions both orally and in writing.

 

AICE Spanish (8685) 2017-18 Syllabus

AICE Spanish (8685) 2019 Syllabus

AICE Spanish (8685) 2020-22 Syllabus

 

 

AICE Thinking Skills (9694) AS Level- Adv. Placement Thinking Skills

Thinking Skills develops a set of transferable skills, including critical thinking, reasoning and problem solving, that students can apply across a wide range of subjects and complex real world issues. The syllabus enables students to develop their ability to analyze unfamiliar problems, devise problem solving strategies, and evaluate the diverse ways a problem may be solved. During a Thinking Skills course, students learn to put their personal views aside in favor of examining and evaluating the evidence. Students learn how to make informed and reasoned decisions and construct evidence-based arguments. These independent thinking skills build confidence and equip students with a toolkit for tackling complex and unfamiliar subjects, essential for successful progression to higher education or into professional employment.

 

AICE Thinking Skills (9694) 2018 Syllabus

AICE Thinking Skills (9694) 2019 Syllabus

AICE Thinking Skills (9694) 2020-22 Syllabus

 

 

AICE Divinity (8041) AS Level- Adv. Placement Divinity

 The Divinity syllabus covers three core areas. In the first, The Prophets of the Old Testament, learners gain an understanding of the way the prophets maintained the religious faith of Ancient Israel, while also studying a significant part of the Jewish and Christian Bibles. Learners consider pre-canonical prophets, pre-exilic prophets, and study and comment on specific passages. They also study The Four Gospels, in order to gain a scholarly understanding of the life and teaching of Jesus. Finally, in studying The Apostolic Age, learners develop an understanding of the history and development of the early Christian Church, as well as studying the authorship, composition and purpose of the Acts and Epistles detailed in the syllabus.

 

AICE Divinity (8041) 2017-19 Syllabus

AICE Divinity (8041) 2020-22 Syllabus

 

 

AICE Art & Design (9704) AS Level- Adv. Placement Art

The Cambridge International A Level Art and Design syllabus considers expression and communication. Learners gain an understanding of visual perception and aesthetic experience, and the ways in which art and design creates a language of its own. Most of the work for this syllabus is practical or studio based, so that learners can develop their abilities of observation and analysis of the visual world, sensitivity, skill, personal expression and imagination. They also learn how to relate their skills to an enhanced knowledge of their own cultures, past and present, as well as an appreciation of practical design problems. The last examination series for Cambridge AS & A Level Art & Design (9704) will be November 2019. This syllabus will be replaced by the updated syllabus, Cambridge International AS & A Level Art & Design (9479) for first examination at AS Level in 2019 and for first examination at A Level in 2020.

 

AICE Art & Design (9704) 2017-18 Syllabus

AICE Art & Design (9704) 2019 Syllabus

 

AICE Art & Design (9479) AS Level The Cambridge International A Level Art and Design syllabus considers expression and communication. Learners gain an understanding of visual perception and aesthetic experience, and the ways in which art and design creates a language of its own. Most of the work for this syllabus is practical or studio based, so that learners can develop their abilities of observation and analysis of the visual world, sensitivity, skill, personal expression and imagination. They also learn how to relate their skills to an enhanced knowledge of their own cultures, past and present, as well as an appreciation of practical design problems.

 

AICE Art & Design (9479) 2019-21 Syllabus

 

 

AICE Music (9483) AS Level- Adv. Placement Music

 Cambridge International AS and A Level Music encourages learners to develop their musical skills in a variety of music styles and traditions and build on their musical interests. Learners are encouraged to listen, compose and perform with understanding, analysis and confident communication. They learn to become independent and critical thinkers. Cambridge International AS and A Level Music provides a foundation for the study of music or related courses in higher education.

 

AICE Music (9483) 2019-21 Syllabus

 

 

 

AICE Diploma Qualifications

 

AICE Diploma Checklist

 

AICE Credit Accumulation Policy

 

 

University of Cambridge International Examinations

· Division of UCLES, a department of the University of Cambridge, England.

· UCLES founded 1858 and has been examining internationally since 1863

· Currently over one million entries annually world-wide (157+ countries)

UCLES: University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate 

 

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