Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) – A Levels is the only international exam board that is wholly owned by a world-leading university, the University of Cambridge. CAIE works closely with the University’s Faculties of Mathematics and Education and has a close working relationship with other parts of Cambridge University Press & Assessment, including Cambridge Assessment English, Oxford, Cambridge and the Royal Society of Arts (OCR) and Cambridge Center for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM). As of August 2021, Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge University Press have come together to form a single organization: Cambridge University Press & Assessment. The new organization provides world-leading academic research, learning and assessment globally, backed by the first-class teaching and research departments of the University of Cambridge.
CAIE – Cambridge Advanced
Cambridge Advanced comprises of Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and Advanced (A) Levels and is the fourth stage of Cambridge Pathway. It is claimed that Cambridge Pathway gets students ready for the world, preparing them to achieve in education, university, work and life. AS & A Level curriculum helps learners develop independent study skills and at the end of the program learners earn an internationally-recognized Cambridge International AS & A Level qualification. The A Levels prepare learners for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. Cambridge A Levels are recognized as a gold standard qualification, highly valued by universities and employers around the world. They are taken by over a million students each year in more than 160 countries.
Cambridge Learner Attributes
All CAIE curriculum and assessments have Cambridge Learner Attributes (CLA) at the core. The five attributes within CLA represent attitudes, life and academic skills which a learner must ideally acquire through formal learning in order to be successful at university, employment or any profession of choice.
- Confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others.
- Responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others.
- Reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn.
- Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges.
- Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference.
The curriculum is designed to nurture learners for success. The syllabuses prepare learners for university study, which is why universities worldwide value and recognize Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications (click here to know more about recognition). Over 2,200 universities and colleges worldwide recognize Cambridge qualifications. They are accepted by every UK university, by more than 880 universities in the US (including all the Ivy League universities) and in many other major student destinations, such as Canada, Australia, Singapore, South Africa, Germany and the Netherlands.
An A Level qualification is an indicator that a student possesses skills needed to succeed both at university and beyond. Universities all over the world openly acknowledge that an A Level graduate has independent research and critical thinking skills, as well as the deep subject knowledge and understanding. A Level curriculum sets the global standard for international education. They are created by subject experts, rooted in academic rigor and reflect the latest educational research. They provide a strong platform for students to progress from one stage to the next, and are well supported by teaching and learning resources.
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.
For Nepal, it is mandatory that a learner complete at least 3 A Level courses and one English General Paper (EGP) - an Advanced Subsidiary (AS) course.
In addition, Novel Academy in the past two decades and more has been able to develop an extensive network with the universities and college around the world. Students learners who wish to pursue their studies abroad can take leverage of the services of our experienced and professionals counselors.
Cambridge assessments are designed to be fair, valid, reliable and practicable, so that every Cambridge exam provides a true picture of a student’s ability, wherever and whenever the exam was taken. This means our assessments have real, lasting value and can be a lifelong passport to further study or employment
Assessment has two important roles:
- to prove what a student has learnt
- to improve a student’s understanding and skills.
Cambridge International A Level is typically a two-year course and the assessment options are as follows:
- Take the Cambridge International AS Level only. The syllabus content is half a Cambridge International A Level.
- 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.
Cambridge International AS & A Level examination series twice a year, in June and November. Results are issued in August and January.
A Level Subjects @ Novel Academy
Learners have the choice from three options to earn a CAIE A Level qualification from Novel Academy. Regardless of the option chosen by a student learner, they will have to additionally take ‘8021-English General Paper’ as a compulsory subject.
Option 1: Science
- 9700-Biology (Optional)
Option 2: Management
Option 3: Liberal (Any Three)
- 9395-Travel & Tourism
- 9618-Computer Science
Admission into the CAIE - A Level program at Novel Academy is a THREE stage process and requires:
- 1-hour Entrance Examination (Paper and Pencil based)
- Personal interview
Admission committee takes a holistic approach therefore the offer of admission is contingent on personality of the candidate, ECA/CCA profile and general demeanor in addition to their academic achievements.
Note: Novel Academy offers Hostel facility for student learners who are from outside Pokhara valley and would require safe, comfortable, and healthy lodging and boarding services.
Annual Awards & Scholarships
This annual award is for the student learner who achieves the highest grade (minimum of 3 A and 1 b grade) as a student of Novel Academy. This award, in addition to a Gold Medal and a Formal Certificate of Achievement also includes cash prize worth NRs. 10,000/- (NRs Ten Thousand Only).
To encourage and foster a spirit of academic excellence in young student learners, Novel Academy has the following Scholarship schemes on offer:
Scholarship Schemes for the year 2023
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