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MAPS International High, based on the Junior College concept is determined to provide academic, vocational and professional education to our students in their two-year higher secondary education.

At MAPS International High students would have 3 different options to study. These are:

» Study only the Edexcel Advanced Level Subjects (choice to select preferred subjects from a wide range of subjects which are not offered else where in the Maldives).

» Study for the Edexcel International Diploma (equivalent to 4.5 A Levels).

» Obtain professional certificates (MQA Approved Internationally Recognized) while studying student’s choice of Edexcel Advanced Level subjects.

Please contact or visit the School to obtain more information about the above study options or if you would like to discuss the best option for you with a career counselor.

You will also find information about the Study Options in the Information for completion of the Application for Admission which can be downloaded from this site.

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Edexcel Advanced Level Subjects

Form April 2012, MAPS International High will offer the following subjects. For information about suggested combinations, core subjects and other information please refer to the Information Sheet.

Edexcel Business Stream Subjects
London Examinations Advanced GCE in Accounting (9011)
Edexcel Advanced GCE in Business Studies (9BS01)
Edexcel Advanced GCE in Economics and Business (9EB01)
Edexcel Advanced GCE in Economics (9EC01)
Edexcel Advanced GCE in Mathematics (9371) with Statistics Option
Edexcel Advanced GCE in Mathematics (9371) with Decision Mathematics Option

Edexcel Other Subjects
Edexcel Advanced GCE in Applied Information and Communication Technology (Single Award: 9751)
Edexcel Advanced GCE in Travel and Tourism (Single Award: 9791)
Edexcel Advanced GCE in Government and Politics (9GP01)
Edexcel Advanced GCE in Psychology (9PS01)
Edexcel International GCE Advanced Level Law (9345) with Business Option
Edexcel Advanced GCE in General Studies (9GS01)
Edexcel IGCSE English as a Second Language (4357)

Cambridge ESOL
Cambridge English: Advanced, also known as Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
Cambridge English: Proficiency, also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

Higher Secondary School Certificate Subjects
HSC Islamic Studies
HSC Dhivehi Language

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Edexcel International Diploma

Equivalent to 4.5 A levels, the International Diploma (ID) is a unique package of qualifications that creates rounded students equipped with the key knowledge, skills and behaviours that are needed for success in the 21st century. The ID provides an ideal learning pathway in which students can excel, and gives them an extra edge when applying for jobs or to universities and other higher education institutions. The structure of the ID is as follows:

3 GCE A Levels (Any 3 subjects)
Any 3 subjects of A Levels
Externally assessed
2 years

Level 3 Extended Project
120 credit hours Project Paper
Externally assessed
8 Months

BTEC Level 3 WorkSkills Plus Certificates
18 Credit Training
10 Months (145-180 Learning Hour)

OPTIONAL COMPONENTS (CHOOSE ONE)
GCE AS in Global Development
Unit 1. Understanding Global Development
Externally assessed
1 year

Unit 2. Global Development Challenges
Externally assessed
1 year

GCE AS in General Studies
Unit 1. Challenges for Society
Externally assessed
1 year

Unit 2. The Individual in the Society
Externally assessed
1 year

For information about the Edexcel International Diploma and other enquires please refer to the Information Sheet.

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Obtain Professional Certificates while doing your A Levels

Students have the opportunity to select A level subjects of your choice and then any one of the following certificate level course. The duration of a professional certificate course will vary from 6 to 12 months and you will be required to study 2 to 4 subjects.

ABE Level 4 Diploma in Business Management (MNQF Level 3) – 5 months
ABE Level 4 Diploma in Marketing Management ((MNQF Level 3) – 5 months
ABE Level 4 Diploma in Human Resource Management (MNQF Level 3) – 5 months
ABE Level 4 Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management (MNQF Level 3) – 5 months
ABE Level 4 Diploma in Business Management with specialism in Financial Management (MNQF Level 3) – 5 months
ABE Level 4 Diploma in Business Management with specialism in Management Information Systems (MNQF Level 3) – 5 months
ACCA Introductory Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting (MNQF Level 1) – 2 months
ACCA Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting (MNQF Level 1) – 2 months
CTH Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Management (MNQF Level 4) – 12 months
MAPS Certificate I in Information Technology (MNQF Level 1) – 6 weeks
MAPS Certificate II in Information Technology (MNQF Level 2) – 3 months
MAPS Certificate III in Information Technology (MNQF Level 3) – 6 months

For information about the Professional Courses and other enquires please refer to the Information Sheet.

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