Cambridge AICE Exams and College Credits
Both Cambridge AS and A Levels are considered college level courses of study, and students passing these examinations with a Cambridge grade of E or higher may receive college credit or advanced standing based on their scores in these examinations from universities throughout the United States and all public universities and colleges in Florida.
Please note that each US university sets its own policy and students are advised to directly contact the admissions office at the university of interest to learn its credit by examination policy for GCE/International AS and A Levels which are also known as “Cambridge AICE” exams. College credit is typically awarded based on each subject and examination grade earned. (Recently, FSU and UF were designated as preeminent research universities, which could affect the acceptance of twelve accelerated course credits.)
AICE Curriculum and Bright Futures
Students who earn an AICE diploma, based on AICE exams taken prior to high school graduation, complete the community service requirement (100 community service hours), and submit their Florida Financial Aid Applications will earn the Florida Academic Scholars award.
AICE Courses at JHS
The Cambridge AICE Diploma involves the selection of subjects from four curriculum areas – Mathematics and Science, Languages, Arts and Humanities, Interdisciplinary Skills & Research Subjects. The courses are from a wide range of subjects available at International Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level and some at the Advanced (A) Level.
An AS Level counts as a full (single) credit course within the Cambridge AICE Diploma award framework. To be considered for an AICE Diploma, a candidate must earn the equivalent of seven credits by passing examinations at the AS Level or A Level with at least one course coming from each of the curriculum areas.
Students must choose one subject from Groups A-C and the CORE course. The examinations are administered in May/June and October/November sessions each year. A candidate working towards the Cambridge AICE Diploma may use up to five sessions to take the equivalent of seven full credit examinations as long as they are taken within with a 25-month period from the FIRST exam series. Ideally, candidates at JHS will begin their program in their freshman year so that they have earned their diploma by the end of their junior year. (Students can also earn the diploma with points from grades 10-12 instead.)
(Mathematics and Science):
(Arts and Humanities):
(Interdisciplinary Skills & Research Subjects - OPTIONAL COURSES)
*only two points allowed from this area*
**Courses marked with these asterisks can be used in either category 1 or 3, but not both.
AS course = 1 point towards diploma requirements
a level course = 1 additional point towards diploma
In Palm Beach County, students can have the Florida online course requirement, as well as the PE credit requirement waived if they:
- earn the AICE Diploma, or
- complete the courses and examinations required to earn the AICE diploma