A Levels with Cambridge vs Edexcel

Cambridge A Levels Edexcel A Levels
A ‘gold standard’ qualification Widest options & opportunities
Emphasis on in-depth knowledge, deep understanding, strong reasoning abilities and critical thinking Knowledge & strong preparation for further studies
Flexible System allows student to sit for the AS level in one examination and A2 level in the following session Modular System allows student to retake any modules to improve subject grade
A maximum of five modules per subject A maximum of six modules per subject

Cambridge A Levels is administered by the CAIE examination board that follows a ‘staged’ assessment where students can take the AS Level in one examination session and A2 Level in the following examination session. Each level contributes 50% towards the final A Level grade.

A Levels administered by the Edexcel examination board follows a modular system, where most students would sit for 1-2 papers per subject at the end of every 5 to 6 months.

The UK examination boards for Cambridge A Levels and Edexcel operate under the guidelines produced by the JCQ (Joint Committee for Qualifications). Although the syllabus specifications may differ, there are no major differences between the examination offered by Edexcel and Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), however it is generally accepted that CAIE exam fees are lower.

The Taylor's Track Record

Taylor’s College has an excellent academic track record since 1991. Not only that, we provide excellent networking opportunities with Taylor’s alumni.

The Taylor’s Placement Centre plays a vital role in helping students find a place in their universities of choice. The centre is further supported by the CAL Placement Unit which works with together with students on providing university application timelines, opportunities to engage with top universities, and consultation on the expectations and entry requirements of various courses and universities.

Taylor’s Cambridge A Levels is a personalised 2 year programme that focuses on 21st century Learning approaches and necessary skills required for entry into top universities

Succeed Beyond Academic Excellence

Start Right with Diverse Learning Skills

The Taylor’s College Cambridge A Levels programme helps students to identify and discover the different learning skills to succeed academically and beyond. These critical skills are known as IsCoRe which is a combination of differentiated learning approaches for students to excel in their studies and achieve their university and career goals.


Mould students into responsible and confident individuals; active at acquiring knowledge and ideas to achieve their goals.
Encourages students to master peer-to-peer interaction and leverage on individual strengths to acquire sound knowledge.
Equips students with technique to acquire higher order thinking skills and broaden their academic perspective.