A Level

A level ProgrammesThe University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate (UCLES) was established in 1857. Since then, UCLES International Examinations have developed steadily with worldwide recognizition. Every year, more than one million candidates sit for the Cambridge Examinations in more than 160 countries in the world. 

A level ProgrammesThe University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate (UCLES) was established in 1857. Since then, UCLES International Examinations have developed steadily with worldwide recognizition. Every year, more than one million candidates sit for the Cambridge Examinations in more than 160 countries in the world. A Level is the standard of Cambridge International Examinations.

Orient College is an advanced academic institution affiliated to Cambridge University, UK, working locally in close cooperation with British Council and Ministry of Education to provide A Level programmes with academic excellence to our students. Orient has been running the programmes in international standard in its separate \'A Level Block\' since 2003 A.D. Orient is proud of its A Level students for their outstanding performance. \'Nepal Top in Business Studies\' and 100% pass result with 75% \'A\' grades in past years and \"Nepal Top in Chemistry\' and 100% pass results in 2010 exams are some examples of our success. In nine years\' journey, we possess a luminous history of glory and achievement in terms of overall performance. Our unflinching quest is to set forth A Level graduates in the best possible blueprint. This is possible at Orient with dedicated and committed faculties recognized by CIE Board. Students are guided and instructed by experts in respective subjects. We have sufficient resources to lead the students towards academic records. Beside academic excellence, Orient is very much sensitive for all-round development of the students.

GCE A Level : Basic Information
» A Level was started in Nepal in 1987 AD in Budanilakantha School.
» About 23 institutions have been running A Level Program in Nepal now.
» Students who have passed SLC or O level or equivalent exams can apply for A Level.
» The A Level courses have been designed for two years.
» Students can sit in exams twice a year i.e. May/June and Oct/Nov session.
» The results are released within 2 months of final exams.
» The examination officer of CIE directly sends examination certificates to
» The center where the examination is taken.
» A Level is equivalent to plus two of HSEB or PCL of Tribhuvan University.
» Cambridge applicants are encouraged to study either four or five subjects but students taking four subjects will not be disadvantaged compared with those taking five subjects.
» Students can appear for AS (core) level exam in first year and after successful completion of AS papers, they can sit for A2 (extension) level exam or can directly appear for A level exams after two years of study.
» Concerning college provides e-library facility and text materials in soft and hard copies.
» Browsing www.cie.org.uk makes you more familiar about A Level programs.

Why Study A Levels in Orient
Orient has been running A Level programmes in separate building and compound at a very magnificent surrounding and unique place at the heart of Kathmandu, Narayan Gopal Chowk. Some of our specialities are as follows:
» Teaching learning through modern interactive approaches by experienced and competent lecturers educated in foreign universities and with scholorships.
» Use of multimedia technology in classrooms.
» Fully resourceful and well stocked library.
» Software with interactive learning programmes and encyclopedias.
» Online library with unlimited free internet service.
» Fully equipped science laboratories in international standard, separate for each subject.
» Availabiliy of Teachers\' support site (TSS).
» Additional practical sessions on Saturdays by visiting lecturers.
» Strong focus on practical skills.
» Regular workshops, seminars, field trips, excursions and visits to international learning centres, including British Council and American Library.
» Regular publication of written work of students in college and wall magazines regularly.
» Career guidance and counselling services during and after study. (Many of our ex-students have been studying in different universities in the world).
» Well organised hostel and transport facilities.
» Provision of various clubs like Sports Club, Social Club, Economics Club, Musical band and so on.
» Full and partial scholarships for the deserving students.
» Extra musical classes.
» Guidance on TOEFL / IELTS / SAT preparation classes.
» Around 25 students in each section.
» Guiding students for BE / MBBS/ CA entrance exams.
» Provision of providing text materials in CDs and photocopies to students by the college.
» Committees for publication and other extra-curricular activities.
» Air-conditioned rooms.
» CCTV Camera with recording system.
» Five working day week with both the morning and the day shift.
» Six classes every day. One class for the revision of the whole day.
» Whole day power back-up.

Discipline: Ornament of ScholarsWe believe in achievement through discipline. So we apply students\' code of conduct very strictly. The college applies following aspects to students. Breaking of them results in immediate expulsion from the college and compensation for the damage caused by them.

» Daily subject wise attendance and phone information between parents and college.
» Proper college uniform descent hair style and no ornaments, cosmetics and styles.
» Proper entry and departure time
» Prohibition of mobiles, CDs DVDs and I-Pod use in college premises
» Prohibition of behaviour causing damage to college property
» Prohibition of misbehaviour and wrong manner in college premises
» Prohibition of bad habits like smoking, love affair, and consumption of alcoholic and toxic materials in college premises
» Disciplined and civilized manner and behaviour towards mates, faculties and staff

Teaching Methodology
Faculty members at Orient emphasize on a realistic and practical approach for better understanding and competence in students\' respective fields. The team of dedicated and experienced teaching staff applies special skills to motivate students with the latest and simplified methods. The precious instruction bestowed by Visiting and Guest Lecturers has enhanced the appreciation of interdisciplinary mode. In order to materialize the concept of effective teaching learning activities, audio-visual media are constantly employed to a considerable extent. Periodical workshops, symposiums, exchange programs and spiritual practices like yoga and meditation are other facets of our approach. Along with regular teaching learning activities, extra-curricular activities are organized to enhance students’ calibre. The faculties go beyond the confines of blackboard teaching. Having realized that proficiency in English language is a pre-requisite for global employability; communicative skills in English are focused. The teaching learning pedagogy used in the classrooms is student-friendly.We spare no effort to enable the young minds to be well informed, creative, critical, spiritual and responsible to the society and humanity at large.

General Paper (English)


Management / Humanities
Business Studies

Environment Studies
Art and Design
Travel and Tourism

Fees Breakdown for A Level

Admission Fee (for AS and A2) Rs. 50,000

Annual Fee (It Covers: Registration, Library, First Aid,

University Service Fees, Student Welfare and other facilities)

Rs. 15,000
Books  Rs. 7,000

Materials (Materials include past question papers,

photocopies, syllabus, mark scheme, audio and visuals etc.)

Rs. 5,000
Monthly Fee Rs. 10,500


Practical Fee (per year)

Physics Rs. 7,000
Chemistry Rs. 9,000
Biology Rs. 7,000
Computer Rs. 7,000
Total (for any 3 subjects)                                                 Rs. 20,000


Scholarship Schemes

90% & above  100% in Admission and Monthly fee
87.5%-89.99% 75% in Admission and Monthly fee
85%-87.49% 50% in Admission and Monthly fee
80%-84.99% 50% in Admission and 25% Monthly fee
ECA performance                 50% in Admission and 25% Monthly fee



Teacher’s Support Site (TSS)
It is a paid website especially designed for teachers who teach A Level subjects. It contains teaching methodology, assessment objectives, and
syllabi along with recent facts and figures. Each teacher is given a password to use independently to create a network with teachers around the

Computer Lab
We have recent models of PCs in LAN with various installed applications, encyclopedias and free internet access.

Science Lab
Our prime concern has been to develop a full-fledged science lab which we are proud of possessing. All the basic facilities are met along with trial
rooms. Our labs separate for each subject meet the international standard of Cambridge syllabus.

Considerable efforts have been taken to build up a resourceful library. Besides the conventional Lending and Reference sections, we offer
encyclopedia browsing, interactive software and free internet access to fulfill the quest for library.

• Orient Excellence Awards (A Level)
• World Topper on any subject: Rs. 50,000 Cash with medal and certificate.
• Nepal Topper on any subject: Rs. 20,000 Cash with medal and certificate.

Scholarship Scheme in A Level
Financially disadvantaged and meritorious students are eligible for scholarship. We have the following scholarship scheme as per the performance in
Secondary Level Exams.

90% and above: Full scholarship in both admission and monthly fees (Only 3 Seats)
87.5%-89.99% : 75% scholarship in admission and monthly fees (Only 5 Seats)
85%-87.49 %   : 50% scholarship in admission and 50% scholarship in monthly fees(Only 5 Seats)
80%-84.99%    : 50% scholarship in admission and 25% scholarship in monthly fees (Only 10 Seats)
75%-79.99%    : 50% scholarship in admission (Only 15 Seats)
70%-74.99%    : 25% scholarship in admission
Note: 50 % academic and 50 % entrance marks will be considered.

• This scholarship will be provided to AS Level. To continue such scholarship students must secure results as per the college rule.
• Additional scholarship opportunities are provided for district toppers, school toppers, differently ables, ECA performers, conflict victims and
martyrs’ children.

Additional scholarship opportunities are provided on the basis of entrance exam. For the district toppers, school toppers, disables, ECA performers,
conflict victims and martyrs’ children, different scholarships are provided.