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About CIE

University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the world’s largest provider of international qualifications for 14-19 year olds. CIE’s broad range of qualifications are recognized by universities, education providers and employers across the globe.

What is AICE?
Advanced International Certificate of Education
The Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) is an advanced academic pre-university curriculum for students who are working towards Advanced (A) and Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level qualifications. The Cambridge AICE Diploma requires students to study at least three subjects drawn from the different curriculum areas: Mathematics and Sciences; Languages; Arts and Humanities.

An AICE Diploma is a prestigious award that is recognized and valued by colleges and universities, many of which are now offering advanced standing and academic credit for AICE examinations passed.

What do you need to do to qualify for the AICE Diploma?
The Cambridge AICE Diploma program requires passes in at least six credits. Each Cambridge “AS” Level counts as one full credit. A Cambridge “A” Level counts as a double credit qualification.

Where is AICE accepted and recognized?
The qualifications within the AICE Diploma framework have a currency with strong levels of international recognition. University applicants are able to refer to their levels of achievement both in terms of the constituent parts, and demonstrate the breadth of their studies across three subject areas. Therefore, students following an AICE program score a double advantage – admissions officers recognize the International A and AS Level gold standard, but also value a student’s breadth of study. Universities and other higher education institutes may have specific admission requirements for some courses and vary in the amount of credit given to AICE students so it is advisable to contact them directly for advice.

Who can benefit from AICE?
Anyone planning to attend university or enter the world of business will benefit from studying this broad and balanced curriculum and the skills that they will gain from it.

Students who have taken IGCSE’s will find the skills they have acquired are relevant and beneficial to A Level and AICE study.

Terms and Definitions

UCLES: University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate
CIE: Cambridge International Examinations
AICE: Advanced International Certificate in Education
IGCSE: International General Certificate in Secondary Education


Paper: Examination
Marks: Scoring

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)