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.