Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level (Intensive) - Singapore’s College & Business School | DIMENSIONS


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Established in 1858, Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) is the world's largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications that prepare students with the essential knowledge and skills to prosper in the real-world and at the same time, help them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning.

Widely acknowledged as an international passport to progression and success, CAIE’s international qualifications are recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, giving students a broad spectrum of education and career options. As a not-for-profit organisation, CAIE devotes its resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that aspire to unleash its learners’ potential.

Setting the global standard for international education, CAIE’s programmes and qualifications are created by subject experts who are rooted in academic rigour and as such, their educational materials reflect the latest educational research. Well supported by teaching and learning resources, CAIE’s programmes and qualifications also provide a solid platform for learners to progress from one stage to another.

In addition, CAIE aims to provide educational benefits through the provision of international programmes and qualifications for school education, enabling learners to forge ahead as empowering global leaders across different sectors. Together with schools, CAIE seeks to equip and nurture Cambridge learners with positive and sought-after attributes in order to thrive and excel in today’s modern world.

Programme Introduction

To cover all key elements of the curriculum in a year, the Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level (Intensive) is an intensive course taken after the completion of the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). This course is ideally designed for international students who are ready for an accelerated and rigorous advanced study to prepare for university and higher education.

The curriculum of this course aims to enhance the learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills in in-depth subject content, independent thinking, handling and evaluating different types of information source, thinking logically and presenting ordered and coherent arguments, making judgements, recommendations and decisions, as well as presenting reasoned explanations, understanding implications and communicating them clearly and logically. In addition, this course comprises General Paper, Mathematics, IELTS Lesson, Physics, Chemistry, Accounting, Business, Economics, Biology,  Further Mathematics and Computer Science.

At the end of the one year, students will be fully prepared to sit for the Cambridge International AS and A Level Examinations. Widely recognised, these qualifications heighten the students’ chances of seeking admission to leading universities both locally and globally.

DIMENSIONS International College is a registered Cambridge school.

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The objective of this accelerated and intensive course is to equip students with a better overview and understanding of the core subjects of Cambridge International AS and A Level Examinations which include General Paper, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry to prepare them for the Cambridge International AS and A Level Examinations.

Designed for

  • Candidates who are between the ages of 17 – 25.
  • Candidates who wish to complete the Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level programme within a year.
  • Candidates who wish to acquire a qualification that is internationally recognised.
  • Candidates who wish to pursue degrees or certificates of higher education.
Course Structure

Course Outline

Core Subjects

  • Outline for General Paper (AS Level)
  • Outline for Mathematics
  • Outline for IELTS Lesson

Elective Subjects (Choose ONE option only)

Option 1

Option 2 Option 3





Further Mathematics




  • Outline for Physics
  • Outline for Chemistry
  • Outline for Accounting
  • Outline for Business
  • Outline for Economics
  • Outline for Biology
  • Outline for Further Mathematics
  • Outline for Computer Science (Optional)

Optional Subjects (Choose ONE only)

  • Outline for Chinese Language (AS Level)
  • Outline for Chinese (A level)
  • Outline for Hindi (A Level)
  • Outline for Tamil Language (AS Level)
  • Outline for Tamil (A Level)
  • Outline for French – Language (AS Level)
  • Outline for French (A Level)

DIMENSIONS International College reserves the right to withdraw the offer of the optional subject that fails to meet a minimum class size of 10 students.

Scope of Study

Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level syllabus

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials, discussions and interactive lessons

Course Fees

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1. Application Fee (Non-refundable and non-transferable)



2. Tuition Fee



3. Administrative Fee



4. Internal Examination Fee



5. Course Material



6. Uniform



7. Laboratory Fee



8. Medical Check-Up Fee



9. International Student Management Fee



10. ICA Processing and Student’s Pass Fee



9% GST






Please click here for more information on the fees which are likely to be incurred during the students’ course of study. Students are expected to pay for the stipulated fee(s) incurred, if necessary.

Note 1: All miscellaneous fees are inclusive of 9% GST.
Note 2: Total course fees paid (except application fee and GST) by students are protected under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS).
Note 3: All students must sign the Advisory Note to Student before signing the Standard PEI-Student Contract.
Note 4: The Standard PEI-Student Contract must be signed by the student prior to making course fees payments to DIMENSIONS.
Note 5: The Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level external examination fees range from S$450.00 to S$750.00 per subject.
Note 6: The course fees shown above are effective from 1st April 2024. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make necessary amendments to the course fees without prior notice.

Payment Mode

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12 months Institutional Training
Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 24 months

Maximum Candidature Period

Student is not allowed to retake the course and/or request for a refund in the event if he/she fails to complete the programme within the maximum candidature period.

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway

Students may pursue their higher education degrees and/or professional certifications at both local and overseas Colleges and Universities.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Age: At least 17 years old.
Academic Level: Completion of Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education or equivalent qualifications as listed in the following table

Home Country

Academic Level

Bangladesh Secondary Education Grade 11
China Senior High School Grade 2
Hong Kong Secondary 4
Indonesia Middle School Grade 10
Malaysia Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)
Philippines Junior High School Grade 11
South Korea Senior High School Year 2
Thailand Matthayom 4
Vietnam Middle School Grade 10
English Proficiency: A Pass in English at the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education or equivalent qualifications.
Assessment & Awards

Class Periods

Monday to Friday:
9.00 am – 12.45 pm and 2.00 pm – 6.15 pm
At least 3.75 hours per session, average of 8 contact hours per school day, 10 sessions per week
(Total: At least 37.5 contact hours per week)

Examination Period

  • Registration starting from February for the Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level Examinations, held in June of the same year.
  • Registration starting from August for the Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level Examinations, held in November of the same year.

(Subject to change and final confirmation by CAIE)

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Assessment Methods

Internal: Monthly Tests, Quarterly Tests and Year-End Examinations
External: Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level Examinations

Assessment Grading Criteria

Internal: The Cambridge Advanced (Intensive) Examination is set by DIMENSIONS and marked according to the Cambridge A Levels Grading System.
External: The Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level Examinations at the end of one year are set and marked by Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) based on the Cambridge International Examinations Specifications.

The Cambridge A Levels Grading System is tabulated below:

Grade Range
A* 90-100%
A 80-89%
B 70-79%
C 60-69%
D 50-59%
E 40-49%
U (Ungraded) 0-39%

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 3 months after the final assessment

Qualification Award

Cambridge General Certificate of Education AS and A level, awarded by Cambridge Assessment International Education

Graduation Requirements

A “Pass” in the external examination to be issued a certificate

Teacher – Student Ratio

Average teacher-student ratio is 1:40
Note: The number of students in the classroom is subject to the maximum seating capacity.

Note 1: International Student must achieve at least 90% attendance rate (ICA Requirement).
Note 2: International Student must not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason (ICA Requirement).
Note 3: Students who do not require ICA’s student’s pass must achieve at least 80% attendance rate.Our College only accept medical certificates as proof for absenteeism. Any other documents should only be accepted on a case-by-case basis with full justification and be acceptable by ICA.
Note 4: In the first week of studies, an induction session will be conducted. The students will be briefed by the Academic Staff on full details of the course including scheme of work, timetable, assessments and grading, assessment and exam dates and venue and many other academic matters.
Note 5: DIMENSIONS has the right to cancel a class/an intake if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 10 for any programme per class. Students may enroll into a later intake, if any, or withdraw from course. (For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy).
Note 6: Students (both international and local) must achieve an attendance rate of 80% and above in order to qualify for examinations.