FAQ A Level

The term GCE A Level stands for the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level, under the University of Cambridge, U.K. It is equivalent to +2 level managed and supervised by Higher Secondary Education Board, Nepal.

It takes two years to complete an A Level course.

AS stands for Advanced Subsidiary, which is the first year, and A2 or A Level is the final year.

Since A-Level is internationally recognized by universities and other educational institutions, businesses and industries, A-Level enables admission to a good university or college anywhere in the world. With positive educational experience, it equips students with skill and knowledge for further study or employment. It demands understanding and application of principles and concepts, and does not rely on rote learning, The syllabi and examinations are set by approved persons at the University of Cambridge and the papers are corrected in the UK by approved markers.

A Level builds up creativity, understanding and imagination in students. The course lays the foundation for academic excellence, community service and life skills preparing students to get placement in the university and college of their choice.

There is flexibility in subject combination in the GCE A-Level. Nonetheless, entry to some institutions requires a particular combination of subjects. Generally, a minimum of three A-Level subjects is required. Some competent students may elect to do four subjects, or even more.

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Yes, CIE (Cambridge International Examination) conducts the A Level exam twice a year (after every six months) i.e. May / June session and October / November session.

Grade Percentage uniform marks
A* 90 – 100
A 80 – 89
B 70 – 79
C 60 – 69
D 50 – 59
E 40 -49
U Below 40

Yes, credits of AS level/A Level are transferred to some colleges/ universities abroad.

A student needs self-discipline, self-motivation, and learning appetite. The course demands independent learning attitude from the students. A teacher works just a facilitator.  A student should be eager to complete the work given by the faculty, and to undertake further reading/ research independently.

To study A Level, a student must have completed SEE or an equivalent examination.

CIE (Cambridge International Examination) sets different examination registration fee for different subjects and admission fee.

In addition, the British Council levies its own administrative cost against these two fees and also charges a fee for practical examination and the forwarding score of project works and practical tasks to CIE.

A Level exams are conducted by the Cambridge International Examination (CIE), University of Cambridge under the supervision of the British Council, Nepal.

No. The answer sheets are sent to the CIE, University of Cambridge, the U.K.

The results of the May/June and the October/November exams come out in the following August and January respectively.

Yes, A Level graduates can pursue higher education in Nepal or any other country of their choice.

Yes, you can sit for MBBS and Engineering Entrance examinations but you should have the required subject combination.

No, the Board examination fee must be paid separately to the British Council.