Mar 07, 2021  
2020-2021 NOVA Catalog 
    
2020-2021 NOVA Catalog

CPL: Section 4-Credit by Examination Cambridge


Cambridge

General Information

Administered by Cambridge International, Cambridge Advanced Courses offer an opportunity for students to complete college level course work in secondary schools.  Cambridge A Level Courses typically refer to a two-year course, and Cambridge AS Level Courses typically refer to a one-year course.  NOVA students who achieved an appropriate grade in Cambridge International Advanced Courses are eligible to earn college credit. Please see the tables that designate the name of the Cambridge Course, the required grade needed to earn college credit, and the corresponding course code and credit hours. Please note, the accepted equivalency for credit and the needed passing grade may be different depending on the year a student completed the course and the year a student submits their Cambridge course grades for evaluation.  Test equivalencies are reviewed on a regular basis by faculty and updated accordingly.

 

Business and Hospitality Cambridge Exams
Name of Cambridge Course 
Required Grade
NOVA Equivalent
Credit(s) Earned
Accounting A C or higher ACC 211   3
Accounting AS C or higher ACC 211   3
Food Studies A C or higher DIT 121   3
Food Studies AS C or higher DIT 121   3

 

Language Cambridge Exams
Name of Cambridge Course
Required Grade
NOVA Equivalent
Credits Earned
Arabic A C ARA 101  and ARA 102    10
B or A ARA 101 ARA 102 , and ARA 201   14
Arabic AS A ARA 101  and ARA 102    10
Chinese A C CHI 101  and CHI 102    10
B or A CHI 101 CHI 102 , and CHI 201   14
Chinese AS A CHI 101  and CHI 102   10
English Literature A C or higher ENG electives 6
English Literature AS C or higher ENG electives 3
English Language A C or higher ENG 111   3
English Language AS C or higher ENG 111   3
French A C or B  FRE 101  and FRE 102   8
A FRE 101 FRE 102 , and FRE 201   11
French AS C or higher FRE 101  and FRE 102   8
German A C GER 101  and GER 102   8
B or higher GER 101 GER 102 GER 201 , and GER 202   14
German AS A GER 101  and GER 102   8
Spanish A C SPA 101  and SPA 102   8
B or higher SPA 101 SPA 102 , and SPA 201   11
Spanish AS C or higher SPA 101  and SPA 102   8

 

Mathematics and Computer Science Cambridge Exams
Name of Cambridge Exam
Required Grade          
NOVA Equivalent                    
Credits Earned
Computer Science A C or higher CSC 110   3
Computer Science AS C or higher CSC 200   4
Mathematics A B or higher MTH 167  and MTH 263   9
Mathematics AS No credit No credit offered 0
Further Mathematics No credit No credit offered 0

 

Physical and Life Science Cambridge Courses
Name of Cambridge Exam
Required Grade
NOVA Equivalent
Credits Earned
Biology A A BIO 101  and BIO 102   8
B or C BIO 101   4
Biology AS C or higher BIO 101   4
Chemistry A
B CHM 111   4
A CHM 111  and CHM 112   8
Chemistry AS C or higher CHM 101   4
Environmental Science C or higher ENV 121   4
Physics A C or higher PHY 231   5
Physics AS C or higher PHY 101   4

 

Social Sciences Cambridge Exams
Name of Cambridge Exam
Required Grade          
NOVA Equivalent                    
Credits Earned
Economics A C or higher ECO 201  and ECO 202   6
Economics AS C or higher ECO 120   3
Geography A C or higher GEO 200  and GEO 210   6
Geography AS C or higher GEO 210   3
History A B or higher HIS 111  and HIS 112   6
C HIS 111   3
History AS C or higher HIS 111   3
Psychology A C or higher PSY 200   3
Psychology AS C or higher PSY 200   3
Sociology A C or higher SOC 200   3
Sociology AS C or higher SOC 200   3

 

Visual, Performing, and Media Arts Cambridge Exams
Name of Cambridge Exam
Required Grade          
NOVA Equivalent                    
Credits Earned
Art & Design A C or higher Art Elective 3
Art & Design AS C or higher Art Elective 3

 

 

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