Equivalency Tables

2013-2014 Catalog Year

Cambridge AICE Equivalencies Table

The AICE program is an international, advanced secondary curriculum and assessment program equivalent to the British system of "A-Levels." The following list represents the recommendations of the Articulation Coordinating Committee. Institutions must use the course number listed, unless it would be advantageous for the student to award a specific course number with equal credit that satisfies program prerequisites. Information about the program, including course syllabi, can be found on-line at www.cie.org.uk/countries/usa.

Grades are not equivalent to the U.S. A-F grading system. They equate as follows:

Cambridge Grades American Grade Equivalents
A A (A++)
B A (A+)
C A (A)
D B
E C
U F

 

Exam Passing Score of "A", "B", "C", "D", "E"
(grades are not based on the American "A" - "F" grading scale)
Comments
Accounting (AS-Level) ACG X001 (3 credits)
 
Accounting (A-Level) ACG X001 and ACG XXXX (6 credits)
 
Art and Design (AS-Level) ART 1201 (3 credits)  
Art and Design (A-Level) ART 1201 and ART 1300 (6 credits)  
Biology (AS-Level) BSC 1005/1005L (4 credits)  
Biology (A-Level) BSC 1010C or BSC 1010/1010L, and BSC 1011C or BSC 1011/1011L (8 credits)  
Business Studies (AS-Level) GEB 1011 (3 credits)  
Business Studies (A-Level) GEB 1011 and GEB 1xxx (6 credits)  
Chemistry (AS-Level) CHM 1xxxC (4 credits)  
Chemistry (A-Level) CHM 1xxxC and CHM 1045C or
CHM 1045/1045L (8 credits)
 
Classical Studies (AS-Level) CLA X010 (min. 3 credits)
 
Computing (AS-Level) COP 1500 (3 credits)  
Computing (A-Level) COP 1500 and CGS 1100 (6 credits)  
Design and Technology (AS-Level) ETI X482C (min. 3 credits)
 
Design and Technology (A-Level) ETI X482C and ETI XXXX (6 credits)
 
Economics (AS-Level) ECO 1000 (3 credits)  
Economics (A-Level) ECO 2013 and ECO 2023 (6 credits)  
English (AS-Level) - English
Language or Language & Literature in English
ENC 1101 (3 credits)  
English (AS-Level) - Literature in English ENC 1101 or ENC 1102 (3 credits) Award credit for ENC 1102 if student has
credit for 1101
English (A-Level) - Literature in English ENC 1101 and 1102 or ENC 1102 and LIT 2000 (6 credits) Award credit for ENC 1102/LIT 2000 if student has credit for ENC 1101
Environmental Management (AS-Level) EVR X001C (3 credits)
Only offered at AS-level
French Language (AS-Level) FRE 1120/1120L (4 credits)  
French Literature (AS-Level) GEE 1xxx (3 credits)  
French (A-Level) FRE 1120/1120L and FRE 1121/1121L (8 credits)  
Further Mathematics (A-Level) MAC 2311 and MAC 2312 (8 credits)
 
General Paper IDS X110 (3 credits)
 
Geography (AS-Level) GEA 2000 (3 credits)  
Geography (A-Level) GEO X200 and GEO X400 (6 credits)
 
German Language (AS-Level) GER 1120/1120L (4 credits)  
German (A-Level) GER 1120/1120L and GER 1121/1121L (8 credits)  
History (AS-Level) Three credits for each successfully passed
paper, subject to institutional review.
There are six choices of "papers" or exams covering
different geographical areas and periods.
Examinations are rigorous but do not align
easily with frequently-taught American college courses.
Institutions should assign course equivalents
based on each student's curriculum, and may
need more information than is available on
students' score reports or transcripts.
History (A-Level) Six credits for each successfully passed
paper, subject to institutional review.
There are six choices of "papers" or exams covering
different geographical areas and periods.
Examinations are rigorous but do not align
easily with frequently-taught American college courses.
Institutions should assign course equivalents
based on each student's curriculum, and may
need more information than is available on
students' score reports or transcripts.
Latin (AS-Level) One semester of language credit up to elementary II level (3 credits)
 
Marine Science (AS-Level) OCE 1001C (4 credits)  
Marine Science (A-Level) OCE 1001C and OCB 1xxx (6 credits)  
Mathematics (AS-Level) MAC 1147 (4 credits)
Mathematics (A-Level) MAC 2311 and MAC 2xxx (6 credits)  
Music (AS-Level) MUH 2110 (3 credits)  
Music (A-Level) MUH 2110 and MUH X011 or MUH X012 (6 credits)
Choice of MUH X011 or MUH X012 dependent on musical selections in Components 3, 4, and 5.
Physics (AS-Level) PHY 2053C (4 credits)  
Physics (A-Level) PHY 2053C or and PHY 2054C (8 credits)  
Psychology (AS-Level) PSY 2012 (3 credits)  
Psychology (A-Level) PSY 2012 and PSY 2xxx (6 credits)  
Sociology (AS-Level) No course or credit recommendation
 
Sociology (A-Level) SYG 2000 (3 credits)  
Spanish Language (AS-Level) SPN 1121/1121L (4 credits)  
Spanish Literature (AS-Level) SPW 3030 (3 credits)  
Spanish (A-Level) SPN 1121/1121L and SPN 2200 (7 credits)  
Thinking Skills (AS-Level) PHI X103 (min. 3 credits)
 
Thinking Skills (A-Level) PHI X103 and one other Philosophy course (6 credits)
 
Travel and Tourism (AS-Level) HFT 1000 (3 credits)  
Travel and Tourism (A-Level) HFT 1000 and HFT 1930 (6 credits)  


Notes:

  1. These scores will only be taken from US high schools. If courses taken outside of the United States, they must be evaluated through an international credential evaluation agency.
  2. Credit hours in parentheses. FGCU will award university credit in accordance with state guidelines for exam scores in subject areas not on this list. Such exam scores may also earn credit for specific FGCU courses. These will be evaluated on a case by case basis. AP, IB, CLEP & AICE (added) information regarding courses/areas for which FGCU credit may be assigned is subject to change. Students should consult their academic advisors for up-to-date information.