Cambridge International AS and A Levels are international in outlook but retain a local relevance. The syllabuses provide opportunities for contextualized learning and the content has been created to suit a wide variety of schools, avoid cultural bias and develop essential lifelong skills, including creative thinking and problem-solving. Their aim is to balance knowledge, understanding and skills in qualifications which enable candidates to become effective learners and to provide a solid foundation for their continuing educational journey.

Cambridge International AS and A Level curriculum are flexible. It is possible to offer almost any combination from a wide range of subjects. The full A Level is a two-year course, and AS Level is typically one year. Subjects can be started as AS Level and extended to a full A Level.

Every year thousands of learners with Cambridge International AS and A Levels gain places at leading universities worldwide. These qualifications are accepted and valued by top universities around the world including the UK (including Russel Group universities), US (including Ivy League), Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Asia.

How many A-Level Subject should I take?

At MAHSA International School we encourage students to take four (4) subjects and continue to study them to A-Level standard. However, in special circumstances it might be possible to discontinue studying one subject after one year, to devote more time to the remaining three (3) subjects.

What combination of subjects is recommended?

It is vital that you choose your subjects with care. Talk to your parents and teachers about the courses you are interested in. Talk to students already studying for A-Levels about the subjects. Think about your future plans. There are common combinations of subjects, that often complement each other, and the option blocks from which you choose will have been based around these. Find out as much as you can.

Our school offers a number of subjects. This flexibility means we can build an individualized curriculum, and learners can choose to specialize in a particular subject area or study a range of subjects.

Students at MISKL will need to study a maximum of 4 Subjects in total.
English will be compulsory, plus 3 subjects from the list mentioned below

English – Compulsory for ALL students

  • Accounting

  • Chemistry

  • English Literature

  • Global Perspectives and Research

  • Mathematics Further

  • Art & Design

  • Computer Science

  • French (A Level only)

  • History

  • Physical Education

  • Biology

  • Design & Technology

  • Chinese (A Level only)

  • Information Technology

  • Physics

  • Business

  • Economics

  • Geography

  • Mathematics

The A Level syllabus prepare learners for university, which is why universities worldwide value and recognize Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications.

Cambridge International AS & A Level develops learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills in:

  • In-depth subject content
  • Independent thinking
  • Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations
  • Handling and evaluating different types of information source
  • Thinking logically and presenting ordered and coherent arguments
  • Making judgements, recommendations and decisions
  • Presenting reasoned explanations, understanding implications and communicating them logically and clearly
  • Working and communicating in English.

Why Study A Levels

  • Small personal classes that allows our teachers to spend additional time on a one-to-one basis with every individual student.
  • New and well-resourced classrooms for optimal learning experiences to take place.
  • A safe, secure and caring educational environment with 24-hour security.
  • Modern Boarding facilities for international and local students.
  • An A-Levels lounge area for the students with recreational facilities.
  • Squash courts, badminton courts, an indoor sports hall, swimming pool, football field, dance studio.
  • Opportunities to join the MISKL/BVB Football Academy and to travel to Borussia Dortmund for a live in Football Camp experience. Football Scholarships with the German Powerhouse Football Club is also available to talented young footballers.
  • All 6th Form students will receive a personalized timetable with their classes and additional activities.
  • Scholarship opportunities with MAHSA University for ALL courses offered with specialist careers counselling.
  • A strong mentoring programme for each individual student to successfully guide them through their Year 12 and Year 13 experience.


A minimum of 5 credits (grade C and above) in SPM / IGCSE O Level or equivalent with a minimum of B in English.


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