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Cambridge A level And Centres In Nigeria | All You Need To Know

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.

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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.

 

How Cambridge A level grade point is calculated in Nigeria

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.

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*.

 

List of Cambridge A level Centres in Nigeria

All the centres listed below are a good place you can take your child to and there is a guarantee of success for him or her in Cambridge International Examination (CIE) A level.

  1. The Educational Advancement Centre (EAC), is located at No. 45, Awolowo Avenue, Old Bodija, Ibadan, Nigeria. I was a former CIE Physics tutor in EAC and I can say it is one of the best Cambridge A level Centres in Ibadan
  2. Global Cambridge College. Admission is currently ongoing at Global Cambridge College Ibadan.To apply visit this link https://globalcambridgecollege.com/
  3. Oritamefa Baptist Model School, Ibadan
  4. Bridge House College, Lagos: To register your child at Bridge House College Lagos, visit this link https://www.bridgehousecollege.com/
  5. Nickdel College, Ibadan
  6. Vale College, Ibadan
  7. Lifeforte International School, Ibadan
  8. International School Ibadan, at University of Ibadan
  9. British Council Schools Network
  10. Oxbridge Tutorial College
  11. D-Ivy College
  12. Loral International Schools
  13. Westminster College Lagos
  14. SunRise Academy
  15.  Brainfield Academy
  16. Ascending College
  17. Brain Builders Academy
  18. Albesta Academy

You can search for more centers in Nigeria depending on your location but most of the centers listed above provide boarding facilities.

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Bolarinwa Olajire

A lecturer, Educationist, PhD student at FUNAAB, and a Blogger.

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