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A Levels


At Sunrise Virtual School A level programs, senior students undergo a 2-year Advanced Level curriculum that offers an internationally-recognized route to top universities worldwide. A-levels are considered as a standard requirement of UK-accredited High School qualifications, and many leading universities favor A-level graduates who obtain good grades on this challenging course.

At A level, 16 to 18-year-olds are supported in every aspect of their learning so that they become independent, well-rounded individuals. Prior to starting the A-level course, candidates must select a combination of 3 to 4 A-level subjects, giving them the freedom to focus on their key strengths and interests in a fully personalized programme.

The students are well-prepared for long-term academic success with an exemplary education, outstanding international experiences, and the dedicated support of our passionate tutors. At A-level, students who know the area they wish to specialize in at the tertiary level can select related A-level subjects. In contrast, those who need more clarity on their future career paths can select an A-level subject combination that provides a broader scope for tertiary study. This is because A level provides specialist as well as generalist options to study.

Sunrise Careers Counselors have knowledge of the admissions criteria for the world’s most prestigious institutions, and assist our A-level learners in their transition. We give our students the best chances of attending world-leading universities.

Subject offerings include

Our students will be expected to choose a maximum of 4 subjects of study in Year 12 (AS) and 3 subjects in Year 13 (A-Level).

  • Maths
  • English
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Applied ICT
  • Law
  • English Literature
  • Economics
  • Business studies
  • Computer science

We will offer a range of subjects, primarily the ‘facilitating subjects’ – those most commonly required or preferred for entry into particular courses at universities.

Entry requirements

The minimum IGCSE requirements for entrance to Year 12 fall into two categories: general requirements and subject-specific requirements. If a student wishes to enroll from the local Kenyan System, an average of C+ at KCSE is required. Students with lower grades are considered but might be required to sit for an entrance exam.

General requirements

A minimum of 5 A* – C grades at IGCSE, which should include Mathematics and English. A good academic and behavioral record prior to entry.

Subject-specific requirements

A* – B grade in the subjects students wish to take at AS/A level


Cambridge International AS & A Level examination series twice a year, in June and November. Results are issued in August and January. The Cambridge International A Level is reported on a grade scale from A* (highest) to E (minimum required performance). There is no A* grade for Cambridge International AS Levels, which run from grade A to E. Learners can choose from a range of assessment options to gain Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications:

  • Take the Cambridge International AS Level only. The syllabus content is half a Cambridge International A Level.
  • Take a ‘staged’ assessment route – take the Cambridge International AS Level in one examination series and complete the final Cambridge International A Level at a subsequent series. AS Level marks can be carried forward to a full A Level twice within a 13 month period.*
  • Take all papers of the Cambridge International A Level course in the same examination session, usually at the end of the course.

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United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 203 907 7700

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