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Cambridge Advanced

Cambridge Advanced is typically for learners aged 16 to 18 years who need advanced study to prepare for university and higher education. It offers learners two routes: Cambridge International AS & A Level, and Cambridge Pre-U.

Cambridge Advanced builds on the foundations of Cambridge Upper Secondary, although learners do not need to complete that stage before this one.


Cambridge Advanced curriculum prepares students for university study, which is why universities worldwide value and recognise 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.

Cambridge offers a wide choice of subjects.The programme allows students to choose from a diverse variety of subjects or study areas in order to either specialise in one field or study different areas together.

Cambridge International A Level is typically a two-year course, and Cambridge International AS Level is typically one year.

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Classroom support

Cambridge International has a wealth of teaching and learning materials to help teachers at Ryan Global School Chembur plan the Cambridge International AS & A Level programme. They suit a wide range of teaching methods and different international contexts and include:

  • Teaching schemes of work and lesson plans
  • Textbooks and publisher resources
  • Example candidate responses (standards booklets)
  • Mapping documents to explain how the resources support teaching
  • Exam preparation materials.
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Assessment & Qualification

Cambridge International offers a range of support to help Cambridge Lower Secondary teachers at Ryan Global School Andheri plan the programme under the best guidelines:

  • Outline the curriculum structure and how learning is organised
  • Demonstrate how learning objectives progress from stage to stage
  • High-quality resources produced by a range of publishers
  • Provide guidance on how to map your own curriculum to the Cambridge Lower Secondary learning objectives
  • Include medium and long term plans with suggested teaching and learning activities as well as key vocabulary and phrases
  • Teacher Guides – provide support in using the curriculum framework and include examples to help you plan and deliver lessons using effective teaching and learning approaches
  • Testing and analysis tools - to assess learner performance, manage learning programmes and report progress to students and parents.
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Recognition and acceptance

At Ryan Global School Chembur,students can choose from a range of assessment options to gain Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications:

  • Take the Cambridge International AS Level only.
  • Take a ‘staged’ assessment route – take the Cambridge International AS Level in one examination series and complete the final Cambridge International A Level at a subsequent series. AS Level marks can be carried forward to a full A Level twice within a 13 month period.*
  • Take all papers of the Cambridge International A Level course in the same examination session, usually at the end of the course.
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