Sunway University A Level Subjects

Sunway University A Level Subjects

Sunway University A Level Subjects; The Cambridge A-Level curriculum provides a firm bedrock of fundamental knowledge by guaranteeing comprehensive coverage in the breadth and depth of each subject offered. Students are assessed on their mastery of subject matter, their application of knowledge and understanding to everyday scenarios and their ability to think critically in unfamiliar situations. In the Sciences, a fair part of the assessment involves the demonstration of laboratory-based skills.

Assessment & examinations

The A-Level syllabi are divided into the AS Level, which is the first half of the programme and forms the foundation of A-Level, and the A2 Level which is the second part of the syllabus and covers more advanced topics; each level contributes 50% towards the final A-Level grade.

The examination papers at both the AS and A2 Levels are set and marked by examiners from Cambridge International Examinations.

1.5-year programme AS examinations End of Semester 2
( 3 semesters ) A2 examinations End of Semester 3
(4 semesters) A2 examinations End of Semester 4

 

Choice of subjects

The A-Level subjects offered are:

Accounting

Biology

Chemistry

Economics

Further Mathematics

Mathematics

Law

Physics

Psychology

Students are advised to choose a minimum of three (3) or a maximum of four (4) A-Level subjects. Thinking Skills is off ered at AS Level only. We encourage students to consider Thinking Skills as a fourth or additional subject to strengthen their university applications.

Pre-Medicine & Pre-Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
Pre-Engineering & Pre-Science

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics*
  • Economics
Pre-Business & Pre-Law

  • Mathematics
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Psychology

* To be taken as a fourth subject in addition to Mathematics; offered to the January and July intakes only.

Throughout the course, students are advised, counselled and given help on university applications and placement. While at Sunway we provide counselling and guidance to our students in choosing appropriate subject combinations, students are strongly advised to carry out whatever research is necessary, as tertiary course requirements can change over time, and universities can differ greatly with regard to standards and preferences.