Cambridge International A-Level (Y12-Y13)

Cambridge International AS & A Level is typically for school-aged learners from 16 to 19 years who need advanced study to prepare for university and higher education in Hong Kong and beyond. Cambridge A levels build on the foundations of Cambridge Secondary 2, although learners do not need to complete that stage before this one.


Thousands of learners worldwide gain places at leading universities every year with Cambridge International AS & A Levels. The syllabuses develop a deep understanding of subjects and independent thinking skills.



Cambridge Advanced syllabuses prepare learners for university study, which is why universities worldwide value and recognise Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications.


Cambridge International AS & A Level develops learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills in:

  • In-depth subject content
  • Independent thinking
  • Applying knowledge and understanding to new or 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.


Han Academy offers a wide range of the 55 Cambridge A & AS level subjects and can offer them in almost any combination available through schools in Hong Kong. This flexibility allows us to build an individualised curriculum, and learners can choose to specialise in a particular subject area or study a range of subjects.


Cambridge International A Level is typically a two-year course, and Cambridge International AS Level schooling is typically one year in Hong Kong. Some subjects can be started as a Cambridge International AS Level and extended to a Cambridge International A Level.


Qualification and Recognition

Students can choose from a range of assessment options to gain Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications, depending on students' choices in combining AS & A level subjects.


Learners use Cambridge International AS & A Level schooling from Hong Kong to gain places at leading universities worldwide including the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore, Egypt, Jordan, South Africa, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain.


UK NARIC, the national agency in the UK for the recognition and comparison of international qualifications and skills, has carried out an independent benchmarking study of Cambridge International AS & A Level and found it to be comparable to the standard of UK AS & A Level. This means students can be confident that their Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications are accepted as equivalent, grade for grade, to UK AS & A Levels by leading universities worldwide.