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A-Level: Class of 2016
Legae Academy offers The Advanced International Certificate of Education, (A Level) programme. Legae Academy is now able to provide a wider choice of subjects to its students and parents.

The successful IGCSE, BGCSE and equivalent graduates will be ready to progress to the International General Certificate of Education Advanced (A) Level, which has formed part of the Cambridge qualifications framework for over 50 years and is widely recognied worldwide, as a leading requirement for entry into higher education. The two - year A Level course has two parts; Advanced Subsidiary (AS) first year and Advanced Year Two (A2). The layout of the new International A levels permits students to pursue both AS and A2 routes at the same time. The A and AS levels are constantly reassessed and upgraded to ensure the quality of the qualification keeps up with worldwide expectations.

The two - part structure of the award gives the student’s choice, in the following options:

A. Take both parts of the course in the same examination, usually at the end of the year.

B. Complete A level in two sittings. AS in the first year and A2 in second year.

C. Do the AS qualification only at the end of either year one or two.

A level is recognised as a direct entry qualification into Universities in countries worldwide. AS enables direct entry into Universities in Southern Africa. A combination of AS and A Levels can gain entry into UK Universities. AS and A Levels gain extra 2 points per subject over the South African Matric.

Locally, it attracts the highest points on both the University of Botswana’s Point Scale System and the Ministry of Education’s Department of Student Placement and Welfare Point System for assessing qualifications. For Example an A at A level attracts 14 points on the UB scale while Senior Higher Matric equivalent grades are assigned 9 Points.

On the Matrix Table for the Grading Certificate of the Department of Student Placement and Welfare system an A for A level is rated 12 Points while the Higher Grade Matric equivalent is rated 10 points. IGCSE and A-level curricula emphasise the importance of student centred self-learning, while promoting such invaluable skills like problem solving, the development of an investigative approach, the ability to undertake both group and individual project work, and the enhancement of communication skills courses offered: providing options for life.

A-Level Application Information

A-Level applications for the 2017 intake will begin on the 1st of September 2016.
Application forms can be collected from the school reception. The application forms are FREE for students who are enrolled at Legae Academy.

Students from other schools will have to pay a P300 registration fee when they pick up their application forms.

Once the students have filled out their application forms they must attach the following documents to their application forms:
1. A copy of their mock exam results
2. Predicted grades
3. A copy of their omang or passport. (They do not have to be certified)
4. A character testimonial.
Students enrolled at Legae Academy only have to attach their mock exam results to their application.

The School fees for the 2016 A-Level programme are:

P3000 Security Deposit ( Refundable at the end of A-Level)
P61000 School Fees (Which are payable in two payments)

About Legae Academy Botswana

Legae’s tradition of success in external examinations has  been further recognised by the MOE, which commended the  school “for its high performance in both IGCSE and HIGCSE  examinations”. The ministry of Education further noted that:  “This good performance is attributed to a number of factors  such as highly qualified staff, small class size, reasonable  teaching loads, good and adequate physical facilities  and resources, and a conducive teaching and learning  environment. The highly qualified teachers of the school are  optimally utilised.” (1998 Inspection Report)  “Legae Academy is focused on students achieving academic  excellence and has a good organisation structure in place to  enable the school to deliver its objective. Inspection findings  revealed that the school has many strengths, particularly in  producing good grades at final exams.”