This section contains syllabus information for all Cambridge exams available in the November 2022 series. It includes details of syllabus numbers, entry option codes, component weightings and exam durations. Disallowed syllabus combinations are also listed for most subjects.

Component numbers always have two digits. For component numbers that do not begin with a zero, the first digit refers to the paper number in the syllabus and the second digit identifies the component version applicable to your administrative zone.

Use of Entry Option Codes 

Each syllabus entry is made up of two pieces of information:  

  • A syllabus code: this four-digit numeric code indicates which subject the candidate is taking.  

  • An option code: this can be up to two digits long and indicates which combination of exam components the candidate will be sitting. The option code will usually start with a letter.

In the subject given below, there are four different entry options, ranging from A to D. Select the option code that shows the combination of exam components your candidates will take. For example:  

  • If a candidate is entering for the Multiple Choice paper (01), the Extended Theory exam (03) and will be submitting coursework (04), enter them for option code A. This option includes all three of the components the candidate intends to sit.

  • If another candidate is entering for the Core Theory exam (22) instead of Extended Theory and will be sitting the Alternative to Coursework paper (05) instead of submitting coursework, select option D.  

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A small number of syllabi do not need an option code as there is only one valid combination of question papers that candidates can enter for. If this is the case, the syllabus table will state ‘Leave Blank’ in the option code column. For all other subjects, the option code is a required part of the entry. 

It is not possible to make entries for an individual component or to enter for only part of an option code. All candidates must be entered for one of the entry options listed. Candidates sitting any other combination of question papers would not be eligible to receive a result. 

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Entry Option Codes For Carry Forward Components

* Please be aware that Cambridge’s carry forward rules have been updated. For full guidance please see the Cambridge website. 

Some syllabi allow candidates to carry forward marks from a previous series within a 13-month period. For Cambridge IGCSE subject marks can only be carried forward once, while Cambridge International AS Level marks can be carried forward twice. If candidates wish to use marks from a previous series, you should enter them for the relevant ‘Mark Carried Forward’ component when making their entries. 

In the subject given below, there are two entry options. One is for candidates submitting coursework, while the other is for candidates carrying a coursework mark forward. For example: 

  • If a candidate will be submitting their coursework in the current exam series, enter them for option A, as this includes an entry for the coursework component.

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  • If a candidate has already submitted coursework in the last 13 months and wishes this mark to be carried forward instead of submitting coursework again in the current series, enter them for option B

Entry Option Codes For Staged Assessment

Where the syllabus allows, candidates can use a previous Cambridge International AS Level result taken within the last 13 months towards the award of a Cambridge International A Level in the same subject. This option is not available in language subjects, except for English. Syllabuses where a staged assessment option is available are indicated with an asterisk (*) next to the syllabus title. 

In the subject given below, there are five different entry options: 

  • If a candidate will be sitting the full Cambridge International A Level in the current series, enter them for option AY. This option contains all AS and ‘A2’ components

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  • If you want to enter the candidate for the Cambridge International AS Level only in the current series, choose option S, which contains only the two AS Level components.  

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  • If a candidate has taken the Cambridge International AS Level in the previous 13 months and only wants to sit the ‘A2’ components in the current series, enter them for either option BY or CY depending on when their previous AS Level result was awarded. 

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  • If a candidate wants to use a result from the previous November series, enter them for option CY.

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  • If a candidate has taken the Cambridge International AS Level within the last 13 months and wishes to resit this in the current series while taking the ‘A2’ components, enter them for option DY. This will enter the candidate for all AS and ‘A2’ components and carry forward their previous AS results. The highest set of available AS marks achieved by the candidate from the relevant series will contribute to their result.  

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You must make sure candidates have a valid mark to carry forward before entering them for a staged assessment option and provide previous entry details with the candidate’s carry forward entry.

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AS Subjects

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