IGCSE (Grade 9 and 10)
Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success. Developed over 25 years ago, it is tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide.
For learners, Cambridge IGCSE helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. It is the perfect springboard to advanced study.
Cambridge IGCSE develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:
Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as unfamiliar situations
Flexibility and responsiveness to change
Working and communicating in English
Students at Grade 9 have to choose 7 subjects from the following 5 groups. Maldivians have to appear for two additional subjects i.e Dhivehi and Islam
Billabong High International School is the only school in Maldives to offer Cambridge ICE.
Subject offered for IGCSE
First Language English
Second Language English
Humanities & Social Sciences
Creative & Professional
Art and Design
Information and Communication Technology
Travel and Tourism
A Levels (Grade 11 & 12)
Cambridge International AS and A Levels are internationally benchmarked qualifications providing excellent preparation for university education. They are part of the Cambridge Advanced stage.
They are taken in over 125 countries and offer a choice of 60 different subjects. Cambridge International AS and A Level qualifications are widely recognised and valued by universities and employers alike. Some US universities give up to a year's credit as a result. Every year, thousands of Cambridge International A Level students gain places at good universities worldwide - including the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
Cambridge International AS Level
Cambridge International AS Levels have half the content of the corresponding Cambridge International A Level and may be completed in one year. Schools can offer Cambridge International AS Level as a qualification in its own right or as a stage on the way to Cambridge International A Level. Learners can study Cambridge International AS Level alongside other subjects to increase breadth in the curriculum and build further knowledge and understanding to other subjects they are studying at Cambridge International A Level.
At Billabong High International School (BHIS), students have to opt for atleast 4 subjects. English is compulsory. Apart from that student can choose any three subjects (A2 Level)
Subjects offered for A Levels
Mathematics and Sciences
Advanced Information & Computer Technology
Arts and Humanities
Travel & Tourism
Cambridge International AS and A Level examination sessions occur twice a year**, in June and November, with results issued in August and January respectively.
Cambridge International AS and A Levels use a wide range of assessment processes and techniques to supplement formal written examinations - orals, practicals, projects and coursework of differing types are all used in various subjects where they are the most effective and appropriate means of measuring attainment.
** Some subjects are only available in June or November.
Reporting of achievement
Each subject that a Cambridge international student takes at AS and A Level receives a separately certificated grade. From 2010, the Cambridge International A Level will be reported on a grade scale from A* grade, awarded for the highest level of achievement, to E, indicating the minimum required performance.