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Cambridge AICE Program
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Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and Advanced (A) Level programs are designed for advanced academic students. They are available in 55 subjects and can lead to the award of a Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma. The Cambridge AICE Diploma program was successfully piloted for three years in Florida where it continues to receive legislative support and funding.
Cambridge International AS and A Level courses are considered college-level courses of study, and are accepted by universities worldwide. Students passing these examinations may receive up to 45* hours of college credit or advanced standing based on their scores on these examinations from universities throughout the US, and all public universities and colleges in Florida. Credit is typically awarded based on each subject and examination grade earned. **
* Check with the college or university of choice to determine the number of credits they will accept.
** Information taken from University of Cambridge CIE website "Cambridge in the USA", http://www.cie.org.uk/usa/what-we-do/
The Cambridge AICE Diploma is designed to deliver breadth across the curriculum and depth in selected subjects. Learners have to achieve a minimum of seven credits from at least three subject groupings and the core (Cambridge International AS Level Global Perspectives) to be awarded the diploma. Within the diploma a Cambridge International AS Level examination passing score is awarded one credit and a Cambridge International A Level examination passing score is awarded two credits.
Alongside in-depth understanding of their subjects, students also need to master a broader range of skills critical for success in university study and employment. The Cambridge AICE Diploma places an emphasis on essential skills such as the ability to:
* think critically
* carry out independent research
* evaluate arguments
* communicate clear and well-reasoned arguments * understand global issues from multiple perspectives
This AICE Diploma helps higher education institutions identify students with the type of cohesive academic experience and higher-order thinking and communication skills that are associated with distinguished achievement at university.