A Level

A Level is a two year course that leads to two exams: AS Level at the end of Grade 11 and A Level at the end of Grade 12
A Level is a two year course that leads to two exams: AS Level at the end of Grade 11 and A Level at the end of Grade 12. The Cambridge A Level Qualification is internationally recognised and is considered as a passport for students to gain admission into leading universities around the world, including universities in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the Netherlands. A number of top universities in the USA provide first year credits to students for their achievements in A Level studies.
Cambridge A Level is a rigorous education programme which focuses on developing learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills in:
Thinking Skills

Independent thinking
Thinking logically and presenting ordered and coherent arguments

Handling skills

Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations
Handling and evaluating different types of information source

Working skills

Making judgments, recommendations and decisions
Presenting reasoned explanations, understanding implications and communicating them logically and clearly
Working and communicating in English.


A Level Course Structure

A complete A Level Course at VAS comprises of the following elements: 

  1. Cambridge A Level Programme (minimum 3 subjects)
  2. MOET Programme (streamlined)
  3. IELTS Preparation
  4. PE and Extracurricular/Community Activities 
A Level Subjects

Students will study four AS Level and A Level subjects from the following subject groups:

  • Mathematics (compulsory)
  • Natural science-related subjects: Physics or Chemistry or Biology
  • Technology related subjects: Information and Communication Technology or Computer science or Design and Technology
  • Social science-related subjects: Business Studies or Economics or Global Perspectives or English Literature

In addition, students will study:

  • Physical education
  • English (IELTS preparation)

Students attending the A Level Course at VAS will receive the following qualifications upon successful completion of the respective exams:

  • A Levels Certificate
  • MOET High School Diploma
  • IELTS Certificate

(Note: All Vietnamese students are required to sit the MOET High School Diploma Programme as a statutory requirement)

Teaching staff and support from VAS

The A Levels Programme at VAS will be delivered by the most experienced and qualified teachers mainly from the U.K and America who have had at least 3-5 years of experience teaching the A Levels Programme in other countries. The Programme will be supervised by a team of highly qualified Subject Specialists and Department Heads.

A Levels Programme students at VAS are provided with the following supports:

  •  A dedicated mentor from the staff to discuss and monitor student academic progress throughout the Programme
  •  Guidance and tailored support from subject specialists and subject examiners and moderators
  •  A college advisory and career counselling services to enable students to gain admissions into the right courses and the right university that suits their academic ability and career direction
  •  Independent study area and learning aids

Extracurricular activities

A Level Students at VAS will have an opportunity to take part in some extracurricular activities to enrich their academic experiences and develop 21 century skills such as critical thinking, comprehension and research skills, as well as presentation, independent study and debating skills. This will help enhance their profile significantly for university admission purpose.

  • Students will have the opportunity to attend relevant lectures delivered by outside specialist speakers.
  • Students will be given the opportunity to get involved with outreach programmes involving the local and wider community.
  • Students will be given the opportunity to take part in the Leadership Courses, Young Enterprise or Debating Competitions