O – LEVELS

O – LEVELS

ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS:

Course code: 4037

This syllabus is intended for high ability learners who have achieved, or are likely to achieve, a high grade in the Cambridge O Level Mathematics examination. The Cambridge O Level Additional Mathematics syllabus enables learners to extend the mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding developed in the Cambridge O Level Mathematics course and use skills in the context of more advanced techniques.

The syllabus has a Pure Mathematics only content which enables learners to acquire a suitable foundation in mathematics for further study in the subject. Knowledge of the content of the Cambridge O Level Mathematics syllabus (or an equivalent syllabus) is assumed

ARTS AND DESIGN:

Course code: 6090

This course is primarily concerned with learning how to build any interactive experience or artwork from concept to completion. It will introduce open-source, cross-platform programming libraries and tools used by artists and programmers to create interactive experiences and artworks for museum installations, festivals, VJ-ing, projection mapping, interactive experiences/artworks, and more. Then, we start to address the questions: Is code an art form? What is interactive art? Is software art?

BIOLOGY:

Course code: 5090

With an emphasis on human biology, the Cambridge O Level Biology syllabus enables learners to understand the technological world in which they live, and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. Learners gain an understanding of the basic principles of biology through a mix of theoretical and practical studies. They also develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study at Cambridge International A Level, skills which are useful in everyday life.

As they progress, learners understand how science is studied and practised, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment.

BUSINESS STUDIES:

Course code: 7115

Learners consider a range of stakeholder perspectives, from the individual to national government, when studying the Cambridge O Level Business Studies syllabus. As a result, they learn about the major groups in and outside the business community, and consider how they are able to influence objectives, decisions and activities. Learners also understand the importance of innovation and change.

The syllabus introduces learners to relevant terminology, concepts and methods, while also developing broader skills of literacy, numeracy and enquiry. They also learn how to research and interpret information from a variety of sources, in order to build arguments and make informed judgements.

CHEMISTRY:

Course code: 5070

The Hexis College O Level Chemistry syllabus helps learners to understand the technological world in which they live, and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. They learn about the basic principles of chemistry through a mix of theoretical and practical studies.

Learners also develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study at Cambridge International A Level, skills which are useful in everyday life. As they progress, learners gain an understanding of how science is studied and practiced, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment.

COMMERCE:

Course code: 7100

Hexis College O Level Commerce learners gain an introduction to the nature of commercial activities, how these activities are affected by changes in the commercial environment, and the impact they have on national and international consumers, producers, retailers and wholesalers. The syllabus looks at the purpose and function of major commercial activities, examining language, concepts and decision-making procedures, and the importance of communication and documentation.

Learners study the nature and importance of innovation and change, and develop complementary skills of enquiry, interpretation and communication.

COMPUTER SCIENCE:

Course code: 2210

Learners following the Cambridge O Level Computer Science syllabus develop their understanding of the main principles of problem solving using computers. They can apply their understanding to develop computer-based solutions to problems using algorithms and a high-level programming language. Learners also develop a range of technical skills, as well as being able to effectively test and evaluate computing solutions.

Studying Cambridge O Level Computer Science will help learners appreciate current and emerging computing technologies, the benefits of their use and recognise their potential risks. Cambridge O Level Computer Science helps learners develop an interest in computing and gain confidence in computational thinking. It is an ideal foundation for further study at Cambridge International AS and A Level, and the skills learnt can also be used in other areas of study and in everyday life.

ECONOMICS:

The Cambridge O Level Economics syllabus develops an understanding of economic terminology and principles, and of basic economic theory. Learners find out about the economics of developed and developing nations and how these interrelate. They will also learn to handle simple data and undertake economic analysis, evaluate information and discriminate between facts and value judgements in economic issues.

A foundation for further study at Cambridge International AS and A Level, the syllabus also encourages a better understanding of the world in which learners live, and helps them play an active part in the decision-making process, whether as consumers, producers or citizens of the local, national and international community.

ENGLISH:

Course code: 1123

The Cambridge O Level English Language syllabus enables learners to communicate accurately, appropriately and effectively and to understand and respond appropriately and imaginatively to what they read and experience. They will employ different forms of writing to suit a range of purposes and will show that they can understand the content and argument of given texts.

ISLAMIYAT:

Course code: 2058

This syllabus enables learners to develop an understanding of the importance of the major beliefs of Islam, and of the early history of the Islamic community. As a result, learners develop their knowledge and understanding of the main elements of Islamic faith and history, evaluating the meaning and importance of these elements in the lives and thoughts of Muslims. Although the syllabus is studied in English, some familiarity with passages from the Qur’an and Hadith in Arabic is assumed.

MATHEMATICS SYLLABUS D:

Cambridge O Level Mathematics Syllabus D (formerly ‘Calculator Version’) encourages the development of mathematical knowledge as a key life skill, and as a basis for more advanced study. The syllabus aims to build learners’ confidence by helping them develop a feel for numbers, patterns and relationships, and places a strong emphasis on solving problems and presenting and interpreting results.

Learners gain an understanding of how to communicate and reason using mathematical concepts, and the syllabus also ensures learners are confident in the use of an electronic calculator (which is essential for one of the two final examinations).

PAKISTAN STUDIES:

Course code: 2059

The Cambridge O Level Pakistan Studies syllabus introduces learners to the history, culture, geography, environment and development of Pakistan. They learn about Pakistan’s rich heritage and cultural influences, and about the events which have shaped national identity, from the decline of Mughal power up to 1999. Through their studies, learners gain an understanding of historical skills and concepts, and examine different interpretations of historical events.

They also consider the geography of Pakistan and the environmental and development issues facing the country. This will encourage a better understanding of the interaction between economy and environment, an understanding enhanced by the study of different source materials and perspectives. This syllabus gives all learners an appreciation of the heritage, the challenges and opportunities facing Pakistan.

PHYSICS:

Course code: 5054

The Cambridge O Level Physics syllabus helps learners to understand the technological world in which they live, and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. Learners gain an understanding of the basic principles of physics through a mix of theoretical and practical studies. They also develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study at Cambridge International AS and A Level, which are useful in everyday life.

As they progress, learners gain an understanding of how science is studied and practised, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment.

PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTS:

Course code: 7110

The syllabus covers basic principles of accounting, developing both a knowledge of the subject and encouraging understanding, analysis and evaluation. Learners cover topics such as double-entry bookkeeping, the cash book, general journal and ledger, and how to make a trial balance.

Learners also consider issues such as capital and revenue expenditure, adjustments to ledger accounts, the correction of errors, control accounts, and the purchase of a business. The syllabus is wide-ranging and also covers topics such as balance sheets, the operation of partnerships, selected ratios and the preparation of final accounts.

SOCIOLOGY:

Course code: 2251

Through the Cambridge IGCSE Sociology syllabus, learners explore aspects of social relationships, processes and structures; as a result, they develop a greater understanding of human societies and the role of continuity and change in social life. Learners are encouraged to evaluate critically a variety of different social, economic and political structures, thereby learning more about the sociological method, and developing an ability to assess different forms of information and evidence.

By relating the syllabus to the local context, teachers can enable learners to apply their developing sociological knowledge and understanding to the analysis of their own lives and their participation in society.

URDU FIRST LANGUAGE:

Course code: 3247
Cambridge O Level First Language Urdu is designed for learners whose first language is Urdu. This First Language syllabus develops learners’ ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively. They learn how to employ a wide-ranging vocabulary, use correct grammar, spelling and punctuation, and develop a personal style and an awareness of the audience being addressed.

Learners are also encouraged to read widely, for their own enjoyment and to develop an appreciation of how writers achieve their effects. The syllabus also complements other areas of study by encouraging skills of more general application.

URDU SECOND LANGUAGE:

Course code: 3248

Cambridge O Level Second Language Urdu is designed for learners who already have a working knowledge of the language and who want to consolidate their understanding to progress in their academic or professional careers. The qualification reflects the widespread use of Urdu in education and commerce.

Through their studies, learners will gain an understanding of how to use Urdu effectively in the type of situations, and Urdu-speaking environments, they will encounter in their daily lives. The aim is to achieve a level of practical communication ideal for everyday use, which can also form the basis for further, more in-depth language study.