AICE Curriculum

  • 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 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 (without earning the ADIP) and Bright Futures

    The Florida Legislature is authorized each year to change eligibility and funding requirements.  Florida law recognizes Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) curriculum as a method of qualifying for a Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) or Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS) award through the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program.  To qualify for a Bright Futures award utilizing the AICE curriculum option, students must satisfy the following requirements: 

    • Complete the AICE curriculum requirements as determined by the Florida Department of Education
    • Meet the appropriate SAT or ACT test score
    • Earn the community service hours: FAS, 100; FMS, 75

    AICE Diploma* and Bright Futures 

    Students who earn an AICE Diploma based on AICE exams taken within a twenty-five month period (three school years), complete 100 hours of community service, and submit their Florida Financial Aid Applications by their high school graduation date, will automatically earn the Florida Academic Scholars award. 

    Completion of the AICE curriculum would require students to complete seven AICE courses and to pass the examinations for each course. This course of study, along with the required SAT or ACT score and the community service hours, will grant the students the Florida Medallion Scholarship. 

    The current Florida Bright Futures Brochure is linked here.  

    The AICE curriculum is defined as follows: 

    Complete a minimum of seven AICE credits* identified by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) in three academic areas as follows: 

    • One credit from Group 1: Mathematics and Sciences
    • One credit from Group 2: Languages
    • One credit from Group 3: Arts and Humanities
    • One credit in AS Global Perspectives and Research

    In order to be credited with fulfilling the AICE curriculum, students must take 7 AICE courses and each of the corresponding AICE examinations in a 25 month period (3 school years) that may include 9th, 10th, and 11th grade or 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.

    The current Cambridge AICE Diploma involves the selection of subjects from three curriculum areas: Mathematics and Science; Languages; Arts and Humanities. These areas form a wide range of subjects available at International Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level and Advanced (A) Level.

    An A Level counts as a second credit qualification and an AS Level as a 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 a combination of examinations at either the AS Level or double (two credits) A Level, with at least one course coming from each of the three curriculum areas and the AICE Core, AS Global Perspectives and Research. 

    2024-2025 AICE Courses at Seminole Ridge High School

    • Core Course (Required):  AS Global Perspectives and Research
    • Group 1 (Mathematics and Science):  AS and A Mathematics, AS Environmental Management,  AS and A Level Marine Science , AS and A Level Psychology, AS Physics, AS Chemistry
    • Group 2 (Languages):  AS English Language, AS Spanish Language, 
    • Group 3 (Arts and Humanities):   AS Level Art & Design: Ceramics, AS Level Art & Design: Painting , AS Drama, AS  Literature in English, AS International History, AS and A Media Studies,  AS and A Level Psychology,  AS Level Travel and Tourism,  AS and A U.S. History, A Spanish Language and Literature, AS and A Level Classical Studies
    • Group 4  (Interdisciplinary and Skills-based Subjects): A Level Global Perspectives and Research, AS and A Level Thinking Skills, AS General Paper (only two elective courses from Group 4 may count toward the AICE Diploma, UNLESS A Level Thinking skills and A Level Global Perspectives which count for 3) 

    The suggested course of study for incoming freshmen is AICE General Paper (which meets the English I requirement for graduation). Most students who go for the AICE Diploma will end up earning their 7 credits during their sophomore, junior, and senior years, not using their General Paper credit towards the Diploma. 

    ​Students do not have to be in an Academy to take AICE classes. 

    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 a 25-month period. Students may opt to begin their program in either their freshman or sophomore year.  Some students even began in their junior year and succeeded!  

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