Cambridge A level provides an avenue to secure an admission into 200 level in Nigerian institutions. In addition, thousands of learners worldwide gain places at leading universities every year with Cambridge International As & A levels.
Furthermore, it helps students who have failed to secure admission into their chosen institutions and course of studies easy access to the institution of their choice. Students battling with UTME have taken the opportunity that Cambridge A levels provide to help them secure admission into their desire Universities.
For instance, I have seen students that wanted to study medicine and surgery at the University of Ibadan but failed to secure the admission through JAMB. Therefore, they took the opportunity Cambridge A level provides them to gain the admission into the University of Ibadan to study Medicine and Surgery.
Cambridge A Level is typically a two-year course, but in Nigeria it has been crashed to a one-year course. They hold Cambridge International AS & A Level examination series twice a year, in June and November. Results are issued in August and January. You can also write UTME during this period because it makes you have an edge over students who haven’t taken this one-year course.
The Cambridge International A Level is reported on a graded scale from A* (highest) to E (minimum required performance). A* and A grade is 5 point, B grade is 4 point, C grade is 3 point, D grade is 2 point, and E grade is 1 point. For example, UI does take 15 – 16 points for Medicine and Surgery, all you have to do is to have AAA in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. If you want to study engineering courses, you have to have 14 – 16 points (A*A*A*/ AAA / AAB / ABB). It is also important that you have a good O level results (WASSCE, NECO, IGCSE O level) before you can start the course with any accredited centers in Nigeria.
This is how the grade point is calculated in Nigeria:
For a student that had Physics (A), Chemistry (A) and Biology (A), since A is 5 points you already have 15 points, interestingly there is an additional 1 point for not having U (ungraded), so this makes the point 16 points. In a nutshell, a student with AAA has 16 points. This point is enough to study any course of your choice in any University in Nigeria.
To achieve AAA or A*A*A* isn’t difficult provided you attend a good accredited Cambridge International A level centers in Nigeria for the course. It isn’t a difficult task, all you have to do is to be focus, determine, and hardworking. And you will wake up to see yourself having A*A*A*.
i. The Educational Advancement Centre (EAC), is located at No. 45, Awolowo Avenue, Old Bodija, Ibadan, Nigeria.
ii. Global Cambridge College
iii. Oritamefa Baptist Model School, Ibadan
iv. Bridge House College, Lagos
v. Nickdel College, Ibadan
vi. Vale College, Ibadan
vii. Lifeforte International School, Ibadan
viii. International School Ibadan, at University of Ibadan
You can search for more centers in Nigeria depending on your location but most of the centers listed above provide boarding facilities.