Upper Secondary

YWIES Shanghai offers a four-year Overseas University Preparatory Programme (OUPP), leading to Pre-A Level or International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and a two-year University Preparation (A Level).

 

  • International Recognition

    International Recognition

    The IGCSE and A Level certificates are issued by the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) and are widely recognised in the world. By providing a fully international programme with professional foreign teachers, international curriculum and advanced educational philosophies, we have created an authentic international atmosphere and learning environment in mainland China which facilities graduates to pursue further studies in top overseas universities.

  • IGCSE

    IGCSE

    Cambridge IGCSE provides a study programme across a wide range of subject areas. Within the curriculum there is a balanced mix of practical experience and theoretical knowledge. Students graduating from IGCSE can continue to study the A Level programme at YWIES Shanghai.

  • A Level

    A Level

    A Level is based on the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level Programme issued by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). English is the key medium of instruction. It offers various choices of courses. Students are able to choose the most suitable courses according to their own career planning, interests and specialties. As an internationally recognised curriculum and examination, A Level assists students to get fully prepared for their further studies in top overseas universities.

  • Broad Selection of Electives

    Broad Selection of Electives

    At YWIES Shanghai, students can choose subjects preparing them for university studies in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Computer Studies, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Architecture, Art & Design, Music and others.

IGCSE SubjectsA Level Subjects

1

Chinese

1

Maths

2

English

2

Further Maths

3

Maths

3

Physics

4

Additional Maths

4

Chemistry

5

Science

5

Biology

6

Global Perspectives

6

Economics

7

Economics

7

ICT

8

ICT

8

Business Studies

9

Business Studies

9

Psychology

10

History

10

Art and Design

11

Art and Design

11

Music

12

Design and Technology

Select four subjects to attend the AS Level examination in the first year;
Select three subjects from the four selected subjects in the first year to attend the A Level examination

13

Music

Select seven IGCSE subjects

2018-2019 School Year Entry Requirements and Academic Route

Enrollment Year LevelEnrollment TargetAcademic Route

IGCSE 1

Lower secondary graduates of 2018, or with equivalent academic background

Year Level

1st semester of Year 10

2nd semester of Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

Overseas University

Route 1
4-year

IGCSE 1 Regular

IGCSE 1 Regular

IGCSE 2

AS Level

A2 Level

Route 2
3-year

IGCSE 1 Regular

Intensive Accelerated Group

AS Level

A2 Level

Overseas University

Remarks: During the first semester of Year 10, students who pass the school assessment and meet the school criteria can enter the Intensive Accelerated Group in the second semester of Year 10 and will be studying intensively and covering more content on the subjects related to the four AS Level subjects to be chosen in the following year. Upon completing this semester, these students will progress into AS Level in Year 11, so that they will complete the Upper Secondary at YWIES Shanghai Gubei in three years.