Cambridge Overview

Thousands of learners worldwide gain places at leading universities every year with cambridge International AS and A Level qualification. The syllabus develop a deep understanding of subjects and independent thinking skills.

The Curriculum

We help students to build a cambridge Advanced curriculum that brings success for learners. The syllabus prepare learners for university study, which is why universities worldwide value and recognise cambridge International AS and A Level qualifications. cambridge International AS and A Level develop learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills in:

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

You can also our Tutors Counselor for an updated list of subjects. Schools can offer them in almost any combination. This flexibility means schools can 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 is for one year. Some subjects can be started as a cambridge International AS Level and extended to a cambridge International A’ Level. Find out more about this from us

Cambridge Eligibility

To be eligible to take examinations leading to the award of cambridge's Direct Entry Certificates, the candidate must have been exposed to an intensive scheme of academic work relevant to his/her proposed university course.

  • Each candidate admitted into the programme will be exposed to an intensive academic work in three subject combinations relevant to their desired field of study.
  • The subjects are broken into four courses labeled 001, 002, 003 and 004 with each candidate taking six courses per semester making a total of twelve courses at the end of the programme. In addition, candidates will also take at least two general studies courses (one per semester). Each course will be examined at the end of each semester but the results in all the courses taken will be merged at the end of the second semester to obtain a letter grade in each subject (i.e. A, B, C, D, E and F).
  • The general studies to be chosen by each candidate will be based on general courses relevant to the field of study.
  • For admission into the University of Lagos and other cambridge affiliate institutions, each candidate, in addition to passing the prescribed cambridge examination for issuing the Direct Entry Certificates, must satisfy all admission requirements prescribed by departments and faculties of choice.

Structure of Cambridge Programme

  • Candidates shall offer at least three main subjects at A' level.
  • The overall mark in each subject shall be expressed as a percentage and may include an element in respect of Continuous Assessment (CA).
  • For every A' Level subject registered, each candidate must have a C.A grade which carries 20% of the total scores.
  • All science subjects in cambridge Examination, except A' Level Mathematics, have one practical paper each, which carries substantial percentage of the total scores.
  • All social science subjects have two papers only, except for Economics, which has objective questions as Paper III.
  • There are three papers to Arts subjects (Literature in English and CRS).
  • The conversion of cambridge grades are; A - 70% and above, B - 60-69%, C - 50-59%, D - 45-49%, E - 40-44%, F - below 40%.

Determination of Grades

Candidates' grades and points in the final examination are calculated thus: A = 5, B = 4, C = 3, D = 2, E = 1, F = 0. (A point is added to a candidate whose result is devoid of an F grade)
For example, a student who gets a C grade in all three subjects entered for has a point calculated thus; CCC= 3 + 3 + 3 + 1 = 10pts
Maximum point = AAA in your three subject courses = 15+ 1 = 16pts. Please confirm this in the UME/DE brochure.

Cambridge Admission Requirement

Candidates seeking admission into the cambridge Foundation Programmes must possess minimum of 5 credit passes in at least five (5) subjects at O'Level, including English language and Mathematics at not more than 2 sittings in the GCE, SSCE (WAEC, NECO, NABTEB). The following Subject Combinations are available:

S/N DEPARTMENTS COURSES
1.
ARTS
  • Government/Literature in English/Christian Religious Studies (GLCRS)
  • History/Literature/Christian Religious Knowledge (HLCRS)
  • Economics/Government/Literature in English (EGL)
2.
SOCIAL SCIENCES
  • Economics/Government/Mathematics (EGM)
  • Economics/Geography/Government (MGE)
  • Economics/Government/Literature in English (EGL)
3.
MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
  • Accounting/Mathematics/Business Studies (AMB)
  • Mathematics/Accounting/Government
4.
LAW
  • Government / Literature in English / Christian Religious Studies
5.
LIFE SCIENCES
  • Biology / Chemistry / Physics
6.
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
  • Chemistry / Mathematics / Physics
  • Geography / Mathematics / Physics
7.
MEDICINE/DENTISTRY/
PHARMACY/NURSING
  • Biology/Chemistry/Physics
8.
ENGINEERING
  • Chemistry/Mathematics/Physics
9.
EDUCATION
  • All combination in 1 - 8
All the combinations above meet the entry requirements for direct admission into Degree Programmes in the University of Lagos and other cambridge affiliate Universities which include, UNIBEN, UNIPORT, OAU, UNN, UYO, FUTA,FUTO, UI,NDU, FUNAAB, etc.

Duration of Programme

The duration of the study is a minimum of one academic session (9-12months) divided into TWO SEMESTERS.

Universities Accepting Cambridge

The Certificate is presently recognized and accepted in all Nigeria Federal, State and Private Universities, and also Abroad.

Fee Schedule

PLEASE NOTE, for information on studying fees kindly refer to our Programme fees N/B: Fees are payable in instalments

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q)

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It is an advanced level programme moderated by british council, that offers admission into 200L without UTME or PUTME via Direct Entry. It is accepted in all Nigerian Universities and quoted on JAMB brochure.

The Programme is certified by the Nigeria University Commission (NUC). See page 4 of the JAMB brochure, item 2.2(2) to confirm cambridge as a requirement for university admission via Direct Entry. Also see Direct entry for universities.

Very few students know about the cambridge programme as an alternative means of securing admission. Every year less than 20,000 students registered for the cambridge programme as against 1.5 million students of JAMB. Thus the possibility of gaining admission via cambridge is very high.

Candidates seeking admission into the Cambridge programme must possess the following;

> 5 credit passes in any of WASSCE, NECO, NABTEB or IGCSE
> Birth certificate or Declaration of Age
> 8 passport photograph of red background
> Attestation letter from Clergy, Senior Civil Servant, Legal Practitioner, Police Officer, etc

The cambridge is a Nine (9) months intensive academic programme with a one month period of Examination, usually held twice in a year(May and November of every year).

The cambridge result is issued to its candidates two (2) months after the final Examination. On receipt of the Result, candidates are to purchase the Direct Entry (DE) form from any JAMB office (which is usually on sale between April and August), fill the form and submit same to the JAMB office. JAMB personnel’s scrutinizes the submitted form and forward the names of qualified candidates to their respective choice of universities for admission into 200L via Direct entry. It is like the Higher School certificate of the 1970s.
N/B: cambridge result is an equivalent of the National Diploma certificate of any Polytechnic

No, the cambridge Programme is very different from the University Pre-degree or Remedial Programme. The table below summarizes the differences.

S/NUniversity Pre-Degree/ Remedial Programmecambridge Programme
1.It’s a twelve months programmeIt’s a fixed Nine Months Programme
2.It offers Admission into 100L (Year 1)It offers Admission into 200L (year 2)
3.Requires candidates to take UTME before admissionDoesn’t require UTME before Admission
3.O’level result must be complete before applying for the ProgrammeDoesn’t require UTME before Admission
3.Accepted by just one Institution ( the institution running the Programme)Accepted by all Nigerian universities as listed above.
3.Not accepted for All courses (E.g. Medicine) Accepted for all courses (medicine, law, Engineering, Management etc)
3.Result expires after one yearResult expires after fifteen years
3.Result can be used only onceResult can be used more than once
3.It’s lectures are a revision of O’level topics, thus adds little to the students preparedness for university education.Lectures are A’level, based on the year 1 undergraduate scheme. Thus it prepares candidates for university education.

cambridge can be used for admission into all courses offered by Nigerian Universities

The cambridge programme is run at our study centre location within your proximity.

PLEASE NOTE, for information on studying fees kindly refer to our Programme fees N/B: Fees are payable in instalments.

Students of the cambridge programme offer just three (3) subjects that are relevant to their proposed courses of study in the University. Example: A student of medicine offers just Biology, Chemistry and Physics; A student of Law; C.R.S, Government and Literature in English.

The cambridge programme is not difficult to pass if well taught. However it requires a great deal of concentration, hardwork and dedication on the part of the student.

Yes, visit http://www.cambridge.edu.ng.

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