AICE Diploma Information

March 7, 2019



AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education) Diploma

Spanish River Community High School - 2018-2019

(with first diplomas issued 2020-2021)


According to Cambridge International, the rationale behind earning  an AICE Diploma comes from allowing students to study “a broad curriculum with a balance of maths and sciences, languages, arts and humanities, and interdisciplinary subjects.  It maintains flexibility and choice by allowing students to choose subjects at different levels” and the required subject of Global Perspectives which stands in a category of its own.


Both Cambridge AS and A Level courses are considered college level courses of study, and students passing these exams with a Cambridge grade of E or higher may receive college credit or advanced standing based on their scores on these exams from schools throughout the United States, including public institutions throughout the state of Florida.


In order to earn the AICE Diploma, students (candidates) must take seven courses and earn seven credits to include AS Global Perspectives from Core Group 0, one course from Group 1 (Mathematics and Science), one course from Group 2 (Languages), one course from Group 3 (Arts and Humanities), and three courses from Groups 2, 3, and/or 4.  The Cambridge Exams are administered between April through June each year.  A candidate working towards the AICE Diploma may use up to five sessions to take the equivalent of seven full credit examinations as long as they are taken within a 25-month period starting at the end of their freshman year through the end of their junior year.


An AS Level course is awarded one credit and an A Level Course is awarded two credits.

Students are to complete all coursework for the AICE Diploma by the end of their junior year.


Students who earn an AICE Diploma are exempt from the state of Florida’s Virtual/Online Class requirement and the Personal Fitness Requirement.


Students who earn an AICE Diploma based on the AICE Exams taken prior to high school graduation, who complete the community service requirement (100 community service hours), and who submit a Florida Financial Aid Application will earn the Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars Award.


AS Level Exams are graded A to E.  

A Level Exams are graded A* to E.


AS Level A Level

A* Level = 140 points

a = 60 points A Level = 120 points

b = 50 points B Level = 100 points

c = 40 points C Level = 80 points

d = 30 points D Level = 60 points

e = 2o points E Level = 40 points


Candidates who meet the requirements of the group will receive a Cambridge AICE Diploma at one of three levels:  Pass (140 - 249 points), Merit (250 - 359 points), or Distinction (360 or above with the cap at 420 points). The level awarded is based on the overall Cambridge AICE Diploma score


Group 0 AS Global Perspectives (required)

To achieve the Diploma, all learners will need to study and pass the revised Cambridge International AS Level Global Perspectives & Research Course.  This skills-based course challenges learners to think critically, analyse evidence, and compare perspectives. The learning is assessed through a team project and presentation as well as a written examination).


Group 1 (Mathematics and Science): AS Marine Science, AS Physics


Group 2 (Languages):  AS English Language


Group 3 (Arts & Humanities): AS Accounting,  AS Art & Design (Drawing), AS Business Studies,

   AS Literature, AS & A Sociology, AS Travel & Tourism, A Business Studies


Group 4 Interdisciplinary and Skills-based Subjects:  AS General Paper, AS Thinking Skills


9th Grade 11th Grade

AS General Paper (1 point) AS Accounting (1 point)

IGCSE (Pre-AICE)  Business Studies (no points) AS Art & Design (1 point)

IGCSE (Pre-AICE) Spanish (no points)

A Business Studies (2 points)

10th Grade AS Literature (1 point)

AS Accounting (1 point) AS Marine Science (1 point)

AS Business Studies (1 point) AS Physics (1 point)

AS English Language (1 point) AS & A Sociology (1 point - 3 points)

AS Marine Science (1 point) As & A Travel & Tourism (1 point - 3 points)

AS Global Perspectives (1 point)

AS & A Sociology (1 point - 3 points)

AS & A Thinking Skills (1 point - 3 points)


NOTE:  An A Level Course must be taken the year directly following the AS Course or tested in the

              same year as the AS Exam.


(https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-advanced/cambridge-aice-diploma/curriculum)







 

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