At Aditya Birla World Academy the students are provided with the option of continuing their international education after Grade 10. To facilitate this, we offer the IB Diploma Program and the Cambridge A level program. Both the curricula encourage students to be internationally-minded, to think critically and challenge assumptions within today's complex and well-connected world.

The school conducts an orientation for all parents of students of Grade 10 and during this session the specifics of the programs are shared to enable and equip the students to make an informed choice.

"Growth is an integral part of any teaching-learning process."
"Growth is an integral part of any teaching-learning process."
about the program  
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As Aditya Birla World Academy moves forward, we endeavour to offer our students invigorating and challenging programmes. These will promote academic excellence as well as independent learning and constructive thinking skills - abilities which will equip our children to face life’s challenges with fortitude and strength.

The introduction of the A Levels at Aditya Birla World Academy is one such step in this direction.

What sets us apart  

The A Level Programme, set at Aditya Birla World Academy, is unique in more ways than one.  Academics forms the core component of the programme, akin to any other A Level Programme. However, our programme which is meticulously crafted, goes far beyond academics.  Important life skill experiences have been welded into the A Level course through a series of programmes. These special programmes have been worked out to embed in our students - integrity, courage, passion and tenacity coupled with compassion.  In effect, these put them on a journey of self-realization.  In the process, the seeds of equanimity and fortitude are sown in students during this very formative period of their life.  Children will also develop a much more holistic idea of success, moving far beyond the realm of pure materialism. 


Cambridge International AS and A Levels have a proven reputation for being an excellent preparation for university, employment and life. They help develop in-depth subject knowledge and understanding which are so important to universities and employers.

Through this programme, we aim to develop learners who are:

Confident in working with information and ideas, their own and those of others
Responsible for themselves, responsive and respectful of others
Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
Reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn
Engaged intellectually and socially, and ready to make a difference in the fast- changing modern world
subjects offered  

How to select your subjects… do’s and don’ts … combination matters.

Select any 4 subjects from the below list that you would choose as your subjects of study at the AS and the A Level. 

Do not select more than ONE subject from any group since subjects in the same group are taught simultaneously.



GROUPS subjects
A Level Result analysis  
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ABWA Secondary School & A Level Head
Secondary School & A Level Head

"The direction in which education starts a man, will determine his future life".
- Plato

We at school believe that the foremost responsibility of any educational institution is to assist its students to seek a direction in life. At every step therefore, it has been our constant endeavor to provide our children with all possible platforms which would enhance their growth as individuals and more importantly as good human beings.

The A Level Programme aims at providing pupils with life-long learning skills, enabling them to view their competencies as well as their aspirations objectively. The syllabuses help learners develop a deep understanding of subjects, as well as independent learning and constructive thinking skills. The importance of analytical and evaluation skills is highly valued. The goal is to develop learners who are confident, responsible innovative, engaged and reflective; these being the five Cambridge Learner Attributes.

The A Level Programme at Aditya Birla World Academy is unique in more ways than one. While academics forms the core of this rigorous, challenging and stimulating programme, we have infused significant components into the programme to make education more relevant and meaningful.

In addition to studying academic subjects, students at the A Level will be part of the Internship Programme which is aimed at providing students with an opportunity to apply what they have learned in class to a work-place setting. The Student Social Responsibilty Programme is intended to sensitize our children and make them aware of their social obligations through community service. The Career Exploration Programme is designed to build skills in order to equip our learners for new and future challenges. The Sports and the Extra- Curricular Activities provided at school makes education experiential and holistic.

International exposure through various competitions, visits and student-exchange programmes are directed towards broadening horizons.

On this note, with a fervent prayer in my heart, I quote from Jonathan Livingstone Seagull believing that all my students at the A Level "Can lift themselves out of ignorance, can fly as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill. They can be free! They can learn to fly" -Franak Bandekar

internship program  

The Internship Programme provides a fusion of learning skills and career management skills. Both these skills are life-enhancing and crucial to our social and economic well-being. They are also an indicator of a good school.

The aim of the Internship Programme at ABWA is to give the A Level learner an opportunity to apply knowledge gained in a practical workplace setting, to help them gauge their strengths and to build a network.  During the 3 weeks of internship (in month of July during their Grade 11 summer holidays) students will learn about aspects of a position, field or industry that are appealing to them. To earn an internship spot students are required to furnish a statement of purpose, a project, a case study and sit for an interview. Guidance for documentation and interview preparation will be provided by the Internship Coordinator. Completion of a meaningful Internship would entail a minimum of 150 hours of work. The student should be able to demonstrate (via Internship documents) how the Internship would meet at least one career/future study goal of the student. The Internship Programme is therefore at the heart of ABWA’s A Level Programme to help students in securing successful transitions to higher education and later in the world of work.

professional skills
Facilitating the exploration of potential career options
Broadening the scope of professional contacts
Providing an opportunity to perform meaningful work in the community

Students have had internships at diverse organisations, including finance companies, event management firms, chemical research, NGOs, hospitals and many more.

The Internship Process
Understanding the documentation process, for example, creating an SOP.
Learning through detailed case studies.
Understanding and analyzing the theoretical knowledge.
Panel interview of students by a team from the Aditya Birla Group.
3-week Internship from 1st July to 20th July.
Preparation before internship begins
Students work on a detailed initial study of the company (to include a business plan) and a SWOT analysis by November
Write a formal application to the company for the post of an intern (This could be one of the writing skills modules of the CEP program)
Interview by a panel in school, comprising the subject teacher, the internship coordinator, the A Level coordinator and (if possible) a member of the ABG group (January)
Write an SOP with reasons for choice of internship
The company provides details of the mentor, duration of the internship, outline of the work to be conducted and expectations from the intern. (February)
Expected Outcomes

Students complete a Work report at the end of the 3 week internship period. This is a reflective report indicating the work experience, strengths and weaknesses of the internship and suggestions for further learning.

What have I done on the job?
What have I learnt on the job?
What more could I have learnt?

The Pre A Level Programme

At Aditya Birla World Academy, we have put together a Pre A Level Programme for students of Grade 11 when they join our school. The Pre A Level Programme aims to bring students together to one common platform. Sessions conducted during the programme are a mix of academic and skill building modules. Academic modules include among others a Math Treasure Hunt, Scientific Investigations, Fun with Economics and Introduction to IPQ, SSR and the Internship Programme. Skill building modules include among others a session on Presentation and Leadership skills.  The entire programme is designed to build a strong foundation in both academics as well as social and leadership skills. The students are also presented with an opportunity to gain insights into the world of work through a panel discussion. The week long programme also provides opportunities for students to get to know each other better and to achieve a good understanding of the processes and practices followed in school. The students thus forge strong bonds and come together as one cohesive unit as they embark on a wonderful journey, making fond memories which they will forever treasure and cherish.

Ethics in Business: reflection on the work culture

The work report would be submitted to the mentor with a technical presentation. This technical presentation must include data collected. The data collected must also be analyzed.

The mentor will discuss the same with the intern to ascertain the performance of the intern. The mentor will then present a written feedback with a special comment.

This will be documented and added to the student’s portfolio.

Student Social Responsibility (SSR)

The social fabric of our school is woven using the thread of community service. SSR is welded into the A Level Programme to help students imbibe universal values of compassion and empathy. The essence of the SSR Program at school is best described in the words of Kahlil Gibran. He said and I quote – “You give little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”

It is mandatory for all students to complete the requirements of the Student Responsibility Programme. This would involve service at school assigned NGOs and taking part in initiatives spearheaded by school. Each student will be assigned to an SSR advisor who will provide appropriate guidance. Sessions with NGOs will be conducted after school hours. Each student will compile a SSR portfolio fulfilling the criteria as laid down by school. Failure to meet with SSR requirements will result in an academic penalty at their school examination which would be the Preliminary Examination in Grade 11 and/or the Half Yearly Examination in Grade 12.

The Learning Objectives

  1. Commitment: Students will commit to engaging in 15 to 20 hours of service
  2. Initiative and Planning: Students will learn to-
    • articulate and move from conceiving an idea to carrying out a plan for the personal project
    • suggest creative ideas, proposals or solutions
    • integrate reflective thoughts in planning or taking initiative
    • develop a coherent action plan.
  3. Empathy: Students will develop an understanding of working with a diverse group of people (including diversity in age, race, ethnicity and religion) without discrimination
  4. Personal Growth: Students will learn to
    • identify strengths and areas for personal growth-
    • sharpen their leadership, critical thinking and communication skills

The SSR Stages

  1. Need in the community- Students identify their interests, skills and talents to be used in considering opportunities for SSR, as well as areas for personal growth and development. Students identify a need they want to address in the community for service.
  2. Planning- students plan for the work that they wish to do for a particular NGO.
  3. Initiation- students conduct the sessions at the NGO.
  4. Reflection- students reflect on the work carried out and keep the evidence in form of plans, videos, or pictures taken during the conduction of the session

The SSR Portfolio

Each student will put together an SSR portfolio. Each SSR Portfolio must reflect the following components:


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