The IGCSE and A Level programmes are each two years of intensive study to work towards these highly regarded international qualifications from the Cambridge International Examinations board.
- Run from Year 10 to Year 11, for students aged 14 to 16 years old.
- Assessment occurs throughout the two years, with final exams held at the end of Year 11.
- Entry point for IGCSEs: Start of Term 1 of Year 10
- A Levels run from Year 12 to Year 13, for students aged 16 – 18 years old.
- Examinations are held at the end of each academic year, combined with varying coursework requirements depending on the subject selected.
- Entry point for A Levels: Start of Term 1 of Year 12
Please note that we are unable to accept entry into either the IGCSE or A Level programmes once the academic year has started.
At Kinabalu International School we are pleased to offer our Year 10 and Year 11 IGCSE students a wide range of subject choices. All students joining the IGCSE programme will be requested to select four optional subjects, in addition to the 5 core subjects offered. For more information visit our IGCSE Subject Choice page or download our “Choosing your options” guide:
A Level Applications
What do students need to be accepted into the A Level programme?
In general terms students accepted into the programme will have a minimum of 5 IGCSE/GCSE/SPM passes (A*-C) or the equivalent.
Individual subjects may require students to have successfully completed an IGCSE/GCSE or the equivalent in that subject prior to entry, although all applications will be assessed on an individual basis. Potential applicants should refer to the entry requirements in the subject specific information for each course.