GCE A level- Science - Cambridge University

The General Certificate of education (GCE), run under Cambridge International Education (CIE) board of Cambridge University, is one of the most recognized qualifications as secondary level education globally. The advanced level General of Certificate of Education, commonly referred to as GCE-A Level, is usually studied over a two year period as Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level and advanced (A or A2) level. A Level is taught in 160 countries with a variety of 70 subjects divided as science and non-science. It is equivalent to the Higher Secondary (10+2) and the two-year Intermediate level studies in Nepal.

The syllabi and examination are set by the University of Cambridge and the papers are corrected in UK by approved markers. Results are published 6 to 7 weeks after the examination in the form of statement of result, and certificates are normally made available above six weeks after the issue of result.

Some FAQs about GCE A Level Study in Nepal

1. What are GCE A Levels?

The term GCE A Level stands for the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level, under the University of C

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Admission criteria

Completing your application:

You will need the following documents.

  • SLC send-up examination results.
  • Academic Transcripts of class 10.
  • Transfer Certificate for class 10.
  • Completed application form of the college in which you want to enroll.

Entrance Test:

Students have to sit for the entrance examination of nearly 2 hours (may vary among colleges). Questions from Mathematics, Science and English will be asked in the entrance examination.

After the entrance examination, colleges may take an interview before publishing final merit list of the students for enrollment.

Salient features

How many subjects are required to continue Bachelor Level study in Nepal?

At least three (3) 'A'- Level subjects are required. For more details consult the Book of Recognition and Equivalence of Educational Qualifications, published by Curriculum Development Centre, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur.

Why should I study A level in lieu of +2?

A Level is internationally recognized; it has a vast range of subject combinations; it has great prospects for studies around the globe.

What about the subject combination in a Level?

Actually, the University of Cambridge never restricts subject choices. One can choose any 3 full credit courses and G.P. So far as Nepal goes, we are obliged to follow T.U. rules/regulations.


What is the basic Qualification required for studying A Level?

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

Job prospectus

Why should I study A Level?

A-Level is internationally recognized by universities and other educational institutions, businesses and industries. A-Level facilitates admission to a good university or college anywhere in the world. It provides students with a positive educational experience that equips them for further study or employment. The course 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.

What about the scope of A Level?

Since A Level is known as the gold standard, it has a wide scope in all academic fields. Moreover, as the Certificates are awarded by the University of Cambridge, one can find opportunities around the globe. The A level Certificate is the gateway to entry to almost all the Colleges/ Universities of the world.