Monday, June 5, 2023

Best GCE A level colleges in Nepal ; Top Schools to study A-Level

The General Certificate of Education (GCE) 'AS' and 'A' Levels, administered by Cambridge University's Cambridge Assessment International Examination (CAIE), is among the most widely recognized qualifications for secondary level education worldwide. GCE 'A' Level is one of the most sought-after courses in the world due to its stream flexibility, gold standard academic curriculum, and global recognition.

The course is typically completed over two years as an Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level and an Advanced (A or A2) level. In Nepal, 'A' Level is equivalent to Secondary (10+2) / two-year Intermediate level studies or PCL/Diploma Level. Students who complete the course can enroll in medical/engineering universities or further their study in Management, IT, Pure Sciences, or Social Sciences. The A-Level programme, which began almost three decades ago at Budhanilkantha School, is now provided by major institutions in the country, and students choose it over the Plus-two programme for a variety of reasons.The "quality and type of learning" are the key draws of the A-level programme. The course design for A-Level topics, as well as the program's international recognition, appear to provide a variety of advantages to students who pursue this system.A-Level students can readily adjust to international courses because the course structure reflects values comparable to foreign courses in demanding critical and research abilities as well as conceptual knowledge.

The University of Cambridge sets the syllabus and test, and the papers are corrected in the UK by accredited markers.

The course is offered into two streams: GCE A level Science and GCE A level Non-Science.Physical Group (with Core subjects: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) and Biological Group (with Core subjects: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) comprise the Science stream. Similarly, the Non-Science stream is divided into two groups: Management (which includes Accounting, Business, and Economics) and Humanities (which includes Economics, Sociology, and Psychology). Aside from these core papers, all students must take the English (General Paper) examination. Students can also select one course based on their interests. Computing, Mathematics, Art & Design, English Language, Environmental Management, and other subjects are available as electives.

Students who have completed SEE/ O level/ CBSE/ IGCSE or equivalent are eligible to study Cambridge GCE 'A' Level.

Admission Intake: Typically, throughout the months of April and May.

There are many colleges and independent schools offering Cambridge GCE A-Level courses in Nepal. These are as follows:

1. Rato Bangaala School
Location: Shree Durbar Tole, Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur, Nepal

Rato Bangala School, founded in 1992 as a Center of Excellence, has been providing the best international education to Nepali students. The A-Level program at Rato Bangala is designed to offer experiences that help students transition to college, and prepare them with academic and life skills that will enable them to compete and excel internationally. Rato Bangala School offers a rigorous curriculum with up-to-date teaching methods, good facilities, and trained teachers.

2. Budhanilkantha School, Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu
Location:  Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu

Budhanilkantha School, located in Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu, is a fully residential, English medium, co-educational public school.  It has been successful in imparting multi-dimensional skills and leadership qualities in students through a wide range of sporting and numerous co-curricular activities such as drama and debating, community services, scouts, sports, and so on.

3. The British School
Location: Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur

The British School, located at Jhamsikhel Lalitpur, is a fee-paying, not-for-profit, independent, international school delivering the English National Curriculum with sixty full time UK recruited staff (including the Principal).  The school accommodates students from Foundation 1 to A Levels.

4. St. Xavier's College
Location: Maitighar, Kathmandu

St. Xavier's College, located in Maitighar, Kathmandu, is a higher education institution that was founded in 1988 AD. Since its founding, the College has provided high-quality education and contributed to the nation's development by producing highly skilled people resources.

St Xavier's College offers various programs that includes, including A-level Non-Science and Science under Cambridge Assessment International Education.

5. GEMS Institute of Higher Education (GIHE)
Location: Dhapakhel, Lalitpur

GEMS Institute of Higher Education (GIHE), located in Dhapakhel, Lalitpur,  has been providing quality education since 2008 and always striving to support and prepare its students for a successful future. GIHE offers Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) A Level, an internationally benchmarked qualification of the University of Cambridge, UK and the NEB High School, Science and Management programmes affiliated to the National Examinations Board (NEB), Nepal.Courses are offered with various options so that students can make a choice as per their interest and career goals.

6. Chelsea International Academy
Location: New Baneshwor, Kathmandu

Chelsea International Academy, founded in 2005,  offers acclaimed GCE A-levels programs as well as Ten Plus Two (10+2) programs in Science and Management. The Academy is committed to help students who want to achieve both academic excellence as well as practical work experience during the course of their studies.

7. Malpi Institute
Location : Baluwatar, Kathmandu

Malpi, established in 1998, is among the oldest international schools in Nepal. Malpi Institute offers a two-year General Certificate of Education (CIE) program, which is accredited by the University of Cambridge in the UK and known as A-Levels.

8.Global College International
Location: Baneshwor 31, Kathmandu

Global College International (GCI) was founded in 2009 A.D. with the goal of providing world-class education to the nation.Global College International (GCI) offers the Cambridge A-level within the framework of a worldwide curriculum, with a constantly updated syllabus given in the most recent models of student-centered interactive pedagogy promoted by Cambridge University.GCI A-Level's primary academic framework is collaborative, and it delivers an integrated educational experience as a means of fostering students' self-learning desire and team leadership acumen in preparation for a high academic profile career in the future.

9. Rupy's International School
Location: Bafal, Tahachal, Kathmandu

Rupy’s International School strives to promote academic excellence by providing world class value based education to children from all nationalities and sections of society in keeping with the guidelines of the Ministry of Education, Government of Nepal. Rupy’s International School has been recognized by the Ministry of Education & Culture and Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an International Pre School, Primary School, Middle School

10. British Model College (BMC)
Location:  Chakupat, Lalitpur

Located in the heart of the nation’s capital, the British Model College (BMC) is one of the best, most well-equipped, and cutting edge A Level College in the country. Established in 2013, BMC offers prestigious Cambridge Assessment International Education A Level courses. We uphold a personalised approach to education where each student’s work is carefully monitored and evaluated to help ensure their success.

11. Campion Academy
Location: Lagankhel (Next to Patan Hospital), Lalitpur

Campion Academy, established in the year 199, has been imparting quality education to students of 10+2 level in various streams, viz. Science, Management and Humanities. With affiliation from Cambridge University, it also offers Science and Non-Science (Management and Humanities) programs. The school curriculum is tailored to each student's unique needs in order to maximize the learner's potential.

12. Kathmandu University High School (KUHS)
Location: Chaukot, Banepa, Kavrepalanchok

Kathmandu University High School (KUHS), founded in 1998 AD, has always been a non-profit institution operating under the umbrella of Kathmandu University, and it has been offering 'A' Level programs under the University of Cambridge International Examinations since 2009.

13. NAMI College
Location: Gokarneshwor-7, Jorpati, Kathmandu

Naaya Aayam Multi-Disciplinary Institute (NAMI) College was established with a view of contributing to the social and economic growth of Nepal through the establishment of a center of excellence for education.NAMI College offers various subject combinations for GCE 'A' Level students to fulfill the requirements and to prepare students for university studies such as Science, Medicine, Engineering, Business and Liberal Arts.

14. Kaasthamandap A Level Academy
Location:  Mahankal, Mandikhatar, Budhanilakantha, Kathmandu

Kaasthamandap A Level Academy, located in Mandikhatar, Kathmandu, is known for its student-centric approach, which includes a team of qualified and experienced faculty, personalized guidance counseling, and a wide range of co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

15. Trinity International College
Location: Dillibazar Height, Kathmandu

Trinity International College, located in Dillibazar height, Kathmandu, is renowned for its academic excellence, making it one of Nepal's premier higher secondary schools. The College boasts a warm and welcoming environment, state-of-the-art facilities, and highly reputed instructors.

16. Orient College
Location: Bansbari, Kathmandu

Orient College, located in Bansbari, Kathmandu, is run by a well known team of educationists, academicians, eminent book writers, social workers and scholars who have professional experience and dedication of more than 18 years,   is run by a well known team of educationists, academicians, eminent book writers, social workers and scholars who have professional experience and dedication of more than 18 years
Orient's slogan, "Education for Excellence," reflects its team's commitment, and the college is gradually gaining recognition as a result.

17. Xavier International School
Location: Kalopul, Kathmandu

Xavier International School was founded in 2006 and is located in Kalopul, Kathmandu. The school's curriculum is based on the Cambridge UK and National standards and focuses on English-based comprehensive education.

18. Saipal Academy
Location: Dhumbarahi, Pipal Bot, Kathmandu

Saipal Academy, a prestigious educational institution in Nepal, was established in 2002 and is well-known for its student-centered approach to teaching. The Academy is distinguished by its exceptional faculty, top-notch infrastructure and amenities, and exceptional learning environment, making it one of Nepal's most prominent educational institutions.

19. Ace Institute of Management
Location: New Baneshwor, Kathmandu

Ace Institute of Management is a contemporary, open-minded, conscientious learning center where students at different levels prepare to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

20. Kathmandu World School
Location: Gundu, Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur

Kathmandu World School (KWS) , located in Gundu, Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur, possesses world-class infrastructure supported by the state–of–the–art facilities in a serene and peaceful location, conducive to a unique learning environment. KWS offers the internationally acclaimed and prestigious Cambridge International A Level with Global Perspectives.

21. Siddhartha Shiksha Sadan
Location: Bharatpur, Chitwan

Siddhartha Shiksha Sadan,  located in Bharatpur-9, Chitwan, offers A level program in Chitwan district with affiliation from Cambridge University. The classes are run in its own spacious building with a resourceful library, science laboratories and computer lab through morning and day shifts.