Senior High School (SMA)

Grades 11 and 12 (SMA) Cambridge A-Level and The Global Assessment Certificate

Before Grade 11, we will consult with students to help them choose between A Level and GAC based on a number of factors including;

  • Their academic achievement in the IGCSE mock tests

  • Their planned university subjects

  • Their planned university country destination

  • The results of their psychological tests

Through a consultation process with the classroom teachers, the school principals, and the school counselor, we will finalize which stream is most suitable for the needs of each child.

Cambridge A-Level

Cambridge Advanced curriculum brings success for learners. The syllabuses 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 develops 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.

The Global Assesment Certificate

The Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) program is the world's most recognized university preparation program for students who do not have English as their first language.

The GAC is a university preparation program that provides students with the academic knowledge, skills, and confidence to enter and successfully complete a bachelor's degree at one of many selected universities. If you want to study overseas, successful completion of the GAC is a pathway into a bachelor degree at one of many GAC Pathway Universities in the United States, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and other countries worldwide.

All students who complete the GAC are eligible to take the ACT® test, a multiple choice test that covers four areas of study: English, mathematics, reading, and science. An optional writing test is also available. This test is used extensively by universities in the USA to determine university entry. The GAC is the only international university preparation program that includes the ACT test as part of its curriculum. The GAC or IELTS score.

Global Success, with up to one year of credit offered to you by selected GAC Pathway Universities in the United States. This allows you to complete your university studies faster, saving you a significant amount in tuition fees and living expenses.

Global Rewards, with scholarships and bursaries offered by a number of GAC Pathway Universities. These scholarships reward you for your academic excellence before and during your university studies.

(Ask your child’s teacher or see www.actinternationalservices.com/en/aesl/gac/index.html for more details).