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Cambridge AS & A-Levels

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Somerset College is proud to offer the Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE). The CAIE is a highly respected global syllabus where students develop a deeper understanding of focused subjects through advanced and interactive teaching techniques, giving them an excellent grounding and preparation for their university studies.

The Cambridge Programme is viewed as a world-class international qualification and is highly esteemed by leading universities around the globe, opening doors to a wide range of tertiary institutions locally and internationally.


Since its establishment in 2016, the Somerset College Cambridge Programme has achieved outstanding results. These are not only a testament to the talent and dedication of our students, but also to our exceptional teachers, who enthusiastically inspire and equip students in their pursuit of their individual goals. Our results have gained both national and international recognition, with our proud students having already achieved some of the highest Cambridge accolades:
“Top in the World” for Mathematics, English and Afrikaans (AS-Level),
“Top in South Africa” for Computer Science and Economics (AS-Level), and
“Top in South Africa” for Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics (A-Level).

Both inside and outside of Cambridge classrooms, our students develop an engaged and informed curiosity towards the world.  The Cambridge Programme further fosters the growth of independent, confident and responsible young adults through the intensive nature of the syllabus and the peer-to-peer collaboration that takes place in the programme.

In additon, at Somerset College, we facilitate a fully integrated school culture by opening all school activities and extra-murals to our Cambridge students, including sport, camps, music, theatre, clubs, portfolios, events, leadership positions and awards.  Every Cambridge student is an integral part of the wider Somerset College community and enjoys a holistic educational experience that encourages new talent and student ongoing contribution to our thriving campus life.

At Somerset College, the Cambridge Programme is completed in the last two years of high school. In their AS-Level year, students are required to take a minimum of five subjects, while in the A-Level year, a minimum of three subjects is recommended.

Somerset College offers:
English Language and English Literature
Mathematics (Statistics, Mechanics, Further Mathematics, Pure Mathematics)
Art and Design
Computer Science
(Other languages are offered by special arrangement.)

International candidates must have a minimum of six IGCSE credits. They must have achieved an A or B in IGCSE examinations (or equivalent) for the subjects they wish to pursue at AS and A-Level. South African candidates, who have completed their Grade 10, may apply with a minimum of 60% in the subjects being considered at AS-Level.

Our Cambridge Programme is viewed as a challenging international qualification and is highly valued by many leading universities around the world. Both local and international universities recognise that the programme is designed to prepare students for their tertiary studies, and so students are able to apply to study in South Africa and abroad. While the programme does not cover some South African subjects, such as Life Orientation, South African universities are happy to accommodate this and gladly accept the A-Level qualification.

For further information and any admission queries, please contact:
Patricia McNaught Davis at

2 year staged route:
Year 1 AS level (5 subjects) – ZAR R140 700 (per annum)
Year 2 A level (max 4 subjects) – ZAR R140 700 (per annum)

Cambridge AS-Level Capital Development Levy: ZAR R6 000 (per annum)

Cambridge A-Level Capital Development Levy: ZAR R4 300 (per annum)

Boarding – ZAR R110 700 (per annum)

•  The fees shown above do not include textbooks and postage costs.
•  Please contact us for more details regarding boarding.
•  Debentures are not redeemable for the Cambridge Programme.

Cambridge Results: November 2020

We are very proud to announce the results achieved by our Cambridge AS and AL students who completed their examinations in October/November 2020. The examinations were the culmination of a very difficult year with COVID restrictions and online learning. These results are testament to the commitment of our students and staff. We thank all our Cambridge teachers for their efforts and dedication to preparing our students as well as they did in the trying times. We are also very grateful to our parents for their supports and their children and the school. We congratulate the following

A Level students who achieved all A symbols:

Rachel Mudge
Further Mathematics A* 91%
Mathematics A* 98%
Chemistry A* 93%
Biology A 85%

Peter-Jack Harrison
Computer Science A* 95%
Physics A* 92%
Mathematics A* 92%

Saurabh Roychoudhury
Computer Science A* 90%
Further Mathematics A 87%
Mathematics A 86%
Physics A 82%

Dhania Schultz
English Language A 82%
English Literature A 87%
Mathematics A 85%

Chloe Smit
Mathematics A* 93%
Chemistry A* 91%
Biology A 87%

Clara Smit
Mathematics A* 91%
Physics A* 90%
Economics A 80%

At AS Level, the results were also outstanding with Joshua Bloom, Hannah Bowker, Noalou Brawermann, Nell Hauptfleisch and Liam Watson all achieving a full complement of A symbols.

Mieka Enthoven and Tiana Husselmann both impressed with 4 A symbol s and one B symbol.

With the promising results achieved by our AS level students, we look forward to an excellent 2021 as these students have proved to be highly motivated and ready to take on the challenge of the A Level programme.

At AS Level this year we have a very promising cohort who have opted to follow the Cambridge Programme and a number of very strong external students who have come to join us. I anticipate a good year ahead and wish these students well as they take up the challenge.