OLevels were predominantly exambased; this had advantages for students in Parttime or Evening Education.
Board – Cambridge Board
Exam Center – The British Council
Exam Session – May/June and Oct/Nov
Subjects Offered – English as a Second Language, English as a first Language, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Accounts, Business, Economics, Travel & Tourism, Computer Science (Any 7 subjects)
Examinations: O Levels are usually taken at the end of a twoyear course, with examinations administered by external examination boards such as Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), Pearson Edexcel, or AQA.
Grading: O Levels are graded on a scale from A* to G, with A* being the highest
grade achievable.
Curriculum: The curriculum for O Levels covers a broad range of subjects, focusing
on building a strong foundation of knowledge and skills across various disciplines.
Preparation: Students typically prepare for O Levels through coursework, classwork,
and revision, often with the guidance of teachers or tutors
Results and Certification – Should pass in five subjects minimum to be O’ Level or IGCSE Certified
Cambridge O Level is an internationally recognised qualification equivalent to Cambridge IGCSE and UK GCSE. Cambridge O Level provides learners with excellent preparation for academic progression to Cambridge Advanced as well as other progression routes. We designed Cambridge O Level for an international audience. It is sensitive to the needs of different countries and for learners whose first language may not be English. This is acknowledged during the assessment process. In some countries, schools use Cambridge O Level as an international alternative or addition to the local government's examination.
Sl  Chapters  Subject content 

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Physical Quantities, Units and Measurement 

2 
Kinematics 

3 
Dynamics 

4 
Mass, Weight and Density 

5 
Turning Effect of Forces 

6 
Deformation 

7 
Pressure 

8 
Energy Sources and Transfer of Energy 

9 
Transfer of Thermal Energy 

10 
Temperature 

11 
Thermal Properties of Matter 

12 
Kinetic Model of Matter 

13 
General Wave Properties 

14 
Light 

15 
Electromagnetic Spectrum 

16 
Sound 

17 
Magnetism and Electromagnetism 

18 
Static Electricity 

19 
Current Electricity 

20 
D.C. Circuits 

21 
Practical Electricity 

22 
Electromagnetism 

23 
Electromagnetic Induction 

24 
Introductory Electronics 

25 
Electronic Systems 

26 
Radioactivity 

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1 
Experimental chemistry 

2 
The particulate nature of matter 

3 
Formulae, stoichiometry and the mole concept 

4 
Electrolysis 

5 
Energy from chemicals 

6 
Chemical reactions 

7 
The chemistry and uses of acids, bases and salts 

8 
The Periodic Table 

9 
Metals 

10 
Atmosphere and environment 

11 
Organic chemistry 

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Cell structure and organisation 

2 
Diffusion and osmosis 

3 
Enzymes 

4 
Plant nutrition 

5 
Animal nutrition 

6 
Transport in flowering plants 

7 
Transport in humans 

8 
Respiration 

9 
Excretion 

10 
Homeostasis 

11 
Coordination and response 

12 
Support, movement and locomotion 

13 
The use and abuse of drugs 

14 
Microorganisms and biotechnology 

15 
Relationships of organisms with one another and with the environment 

16 
Development of organisms and continuity of life 

17 
Inheritance 

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Number 

2 
Set language and notation 

3 
Squares, square roots, cubes and cube roots 

4 
Directed numbers 

5 
Vulgar and decimal fractions and percentages 

6 
Ordering 

7 
Standard form 

8 
The four operations 

9 
Estimation 

10 
Limits of accuracy 

11 
Ratio, proportion, rate 

12 
Percentages 

13 
Use of an electronic calculator 

14 
Time 

15 
Money 

16 
Personal and small business fi nance 

17 
Algebraic representation and formulae 

18 
Algebraic manipulation 

19 
Indices 

20 
Solutions of equations and inequalities 

21 
Graphical representation of inequalities 

22 
Sequences 

23 
Variation 

24 
Graphs in practical situations 

25 
Graphs of functions 

26 
Function notation 

27 
Coordinate geometry 

28 
Geometrical terms 

29 
Geometrical constructions 

30 
Similarity and congruence 

31 
Symmetry 

32 
Angles 

33 
Loci 

34 
Measures 

35 
Mensuration 

36 
Trigonometry 

37 
Vectors in two dimensions 

38 
Matrices 

39 
Transformations 

40 
Probability 

41 
Categorical, numerical and grouped data 

42 
Statistical diagrams 
