Cambridge A-Level

“Pioneer of Pre-U programmes since 1987”


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KPM/JPT(R010/3/0260) 08/19 MQA(A10062)

DISTED has been successfully conducting the Cambridge A-Level programme since 1995. The programme provides a solid grounding for tertiary studies in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, engineering, computer science, information technology, biotechnology, law, business, psychology, mass communications and other related programmes. It is the gold standard of Pre-University qualifications to higher education.

Progress to degree courses at DISTED:

Staffordshire University (UK)
BA(Hons) Accounting & Finance
BA(Hons) International Business Management
BA(Hons) Marketing Management

HELP University
Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Optional Course
General Paper (develops thinking and communication skills)

Advanced Level Courses (choose at least 3)

  • Biology / Further Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • English Language


  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics
  • English Language

Assessment System
The A-Level examinations which are conducted by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), comprise of 2 parts (except for Further Mathematics):

  • The Advanced Subsidiary (AS) examination covering the first half of the programme.
  • The Advanced Level (A2) examination covering the second part of the programme.

Duration of Study
Intakes are available in January, March and June.
Students can choose between the 12-month or 18-month programme.

Science Stream
SPM: 5 Credits with Passes in relevant Science subjects, Bahasa Malaysia and English

IGCSE O-Level: 5 Credits with Passes (Grade E) in relevant Science subjects and English

UEC: 3 Credits (Grade B) with Passes in the relevant Science subjects and English

Arts Stream
SPM:5 Credits in any subjects with a Pass in Bahasa Malaysia and English

IGCSE O-Level: 5 Credits in any subjects with a Pass (Grade E) in English

UEC: 3 Credits (Grade B) with a Pass in English

For pursuing selected degree programmes, the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) prescribes the following SPM grades:

Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.


Medicine: 5 Bs in Mathematics /

Additional Mathematics, Biology,

Chemistry, Physics, and another subject,

with Credits in Bahasa Malaysia and English



Dentistry & Pharmacy: 5 Bs in Mathematics /

Additional Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry,

Physics or another technical subject, with

Passes in Bahasa Malaysia and English



Science: 5 Credits including Mathematics and 2 Science

subjects, with Passes in Bahasa Malaysia and English



Engineering: 5 Credits including Mathematics and 1 Science subject


Built Environment: 5 Credits including Mathematics


Allied Health Sciences: 5 Credits including 3 from Biology,

Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and English

At DISTED, you experience an exciting, practical all-rounded tertiary education conducted in a conducive campus environment. Learning approach includes group classroom teaching, discussions, research projects and oral-aural activities.

  • Qualified, experienced, dedicated and caring lecturers supported by experienced technical staff.
  • High quality textbooks are made available to students.
  • Individual hands-on laboratory sessions to enhance your science practical skills.
  • Close monitoring of your academic progress.
  • eLearning support for students.
  • Ideal learning environment at our purpose-built Yeap Chor Ee Heritage Campus with excellent modern facilities.
  • Scholarships are available to Malaysian students*.

*Terms and conditions apply

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