Welcome to the Lake Weir High School Cambridge AICE program!
The Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma is an international curriculum and examination system that emphasizes the value of broad and balanced study. Alongside an in-depth understanding of a variety of subjects, students also need to master a broader range of skills critical for success in university and employment.
The Cambridge AICE Diploma was first awarded in 1997 and has since become popular with a range of schools in different parts of the world. It encompasses the "Gold Standard", Cambridge International AS and A Level qualifications, and offers students the opportunity to tailor their studies to their individual interests, abilities, and future plans within an international curriculum framework.
The Cambridge AICE Diploma is made up of individual Cambridge International AS and A Levels, which have widespread international standing as educational qualifications.
By demanding knowledge from three different subject groups, plus the core compulsory subject, Cambridge International AS Level Global Perspectives and Research, the Cambridge AICE Diploma provides a broad curriculum with a balance of maths and science, arts and humanities, and interdisciplinary subjects. It maintains flexibility and choice by allowing students to choose subjects at different levels.
To achieve the Diploma, all learners will need to study and pass the revised Cambridge International AS Level Global Perspectives and Research course. This skills-based course challenges learners to think critically, analyze evidence and compare perspectives. The learning is assessed through a team project and presentation as well as a written exam.
There are over 50 Cambridge International AS and A Level subjects to choose from across four subject groups:
- Group 1: Mathematics and Sciences
- Group 2: Languages
- Group 3: Arts and Humanities
- Group 4: Interdisciplinary Subjects (optional)
Learners must achieve at least one credit from each Group 1, 2, and 3. A maximum of two credits can count from Group 4, which is optional.
The AICE program is an innovative and accelerated method of study offered through Cambridge Assessment International Examinations, a division of the University of Cambridge, England. For over 170 years, the prestigious University of Cambridge has been setting worldwide curriculum standards through its examinations. American universities have responded enthusiastically to AICE. The Florida Legislature has identified AICE as a graduation option and acceleration mechanism through which students can be awarded up to 45 hours of college credit at all public universities and colleges in Florida, and the state’s Bright Futures program recognizes AICE diploma recipients who also complete the required community service hours with the Florida Academic Scholars Scholarship.