Cambridge International Examinations

Why Choose a Cambridge Education

The University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the world's largest provider of international qualifications for 14-19-year-olds. It is part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge, and is recognized by educational faculties worldwide.

Apart from Cambridge offering you a world-class education, the programme caters to families on the move from one country to another, children of executives whose parents have international contracts, and students who one day contemplate emigrating.

Whether you decide to pursue further education in South Africa, further your studies overseas, or contemplate emigrating in the future, Cambridge certifications will open doors across the globe.


Cambridge Foundation (Grades 8 & 9)

DLA offers the Foundation entry level into Cambridge schooling and is suitable for 13-14 year olds and is the equivalent to a South African grade 9. The Foundation syllabus includes the three Check Point subjects required by Cambridge plus four others that offer a stable "foundational platform" for entry to Cambridge O-Level. (Read more...)


International General Certificate of Secondary Education (Grades 10 & 11)

Cambridge O-Level is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14-16 year olds and is the equivalent to a South African grade 11. Internationally recognised and suitable for schools worldwide, this course brings out the best in students and develops successful learners through a skills-based approach to teaching and assessment. Each year there are half a million entries across the globe.(Read more...)


Cambridge International A and AS Level (Grades 12)

International AS and A-Level (17-19 year olds) is one of the most recognised qualifications around the world and accepted as proof of academic ability for entry to universities worldwide. There are more than 90,000 entries for Cambridge International A Levels each year. Cambridge International A Levels typically take two years to complete and offers a flexible course of study that gives students the freedom to select the subjects that are right for them.(Read more...)

For South Africans an AS-Level is the equivalent of a matric and A-Level would be considered a grade 13 qualification.