Cambridge AS and A Levels are internationally recognized qualifications offered by Cambridge Assessment International Education. The AS (Advanced Subsidiary) level is typically taken at the beginning of high school, followed by the A (Advanced) level. This program provides students with a comprehensive and rigorous education.

Cambridge International AS & A Levels develops learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills in:

  • in-depth subject content
  • independent thinking
  • applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations
  • handling and evaluating different types of information source
  • thinking logically and presenting ordered and coherent arguments
  • making judgements, recommendations and decisions
  • presenting reasoned explanations, understanding implications and communicating them logically and clearly
  • working and communicating in English

Through a combination of written exams, course work, and practical assessments, Cambridge AS and A Levels provide a robust evaluation of students' knowledge, understanding, and application of concepts. These qualifications are highly respected worldwide as they are offered in 160 countries globally. They provide a solid foundation for academic and professional success.


What is STEM?

The STEM field encompasses a wide range of disciplines and professions that revolve around science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It represents a dynamic and ever-expanding realm where innovation, exploration, and problem-solving converge.

From cutting-edge advancements in robotics and artificial intelligence to groundbreaking discoveries in medicine and space exploration, the STEM field offers endless possibilities for those passionate about pushing the boundaries of knowledge and making a positive impact on the world and forging a future that marries scientific ingenuity with the aspirations of humanity.

What do people in STEM fields do?

Professionals in STEM apply their expertise to tackle complex challenges, develop new technologies, and drive progress in various sectors, including healthcare, energy, communications, and more. By embracing creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration, individuals in the STEM field contribute to shaping our future and advancing society as a whole. As these professionals champion progress, they also inspire future generations.

Educators in STEM fields impart knowledge, instilling in students the same enthusiasm for discovery and problem-solving that drives them. By nurturing young minds and fostering a deep understanding of scientific principles, STEM educators cultivate the next wave of innovators, ensuring a continuum of progress for years to come.

Potential Higher Education Programs in STEM

We know that your next step will be university. STEM puts you in a great place to succeed in your academic studies. Here are some potential areas of study in universities in STEM:

  1. Computer Science; Data Science and Analytics;
  2. Engineering (Mechanical,Biomedical, Aerospace, Chemical);
  3. Mathematics and Statistics; Physics and Astronomy;
  4. Environmental Science; Nanotechnology and Materials Science;
  5. Robotics and Artificial Intelligence;
  6. Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences;
  7. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance;
  8. Nanotechnology and Materials Science.

These are just a few examples, and there are numerous other specialized programs available within the vast STEM field.

Job opportunities

Embarking on a journey into STEM sciences opens up a world of boundless job opportunities, igniting your potential to shape the future in remarkable ways! Imagine yourself not just limited to one field, but equipped to explore a multitude of captivating domains.

From unraveling the intricate threads of economics to decoding the mysteries of the human body through medicine, your STEM knowledge serves as a passport to venture into a diverse array of industries.

Delve into the complexities of political science, where data-driven insights transform the landscape of governance, or pioneer groundbreaking innovations in IT that revolutionize how the world communicates and connects.


We're so excited to share with you that ISST is officially licensed as Cambridge International School.

This means that our students receive a world-class curriculum that's designed to bring out their very best! But that's not all!

We also empower our talented and dedicated teachers with the latest teaching methods, ensuring that they're fully equipped to help our students succeed.

At ISST, we believe that every student has the potential to excel and we're committed to helping them reach their highest potential.

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We proudly follow the Cambridge International AS & A Levels curriculum, placing a strong emphasison STEM subjects. The program is conducted in English and spans three years, ensuring comprehensive preparation for university studies. What's more, we have a special connection with Riga Technical University, giving our students exclusive access to its resources and academic expertise. Join us for an exciting academic journey!

AS & A Level English Language

Develop an ability to read and analyze material, gaining further knowledge and understanding of English language features and issues. Learners will also develop the skills of writing clearly, accurately, creatively and effectively for different purposes and audiences.

AS Level German - Language

Learn how to improve their use of German in a variety of situations, understanding how to read texts and other source materials, and how to extract information, initiate conversations and respond to questions both orally and in writing.

AS & A Level Mathematics

Learn the skill of working with mathematical information, as well as the ability to think logically and independently, consider accuracy, model situations mathematically, analyse results, and reflect on findings.

AS & A Level Physics

The syllabus includes the main theoretical concepts which are fundamental to the subject, some current applications of physics, and a strong emphasis on advanced practical skills. Practical skills are assessed in a timetabled practical examination

AS & A Level Chemistry

The syllabus includes the main theoretical concepts which are fundamental to the subject, some current applications of chemistry, and a strong emphasis on advanced practical skills. Practical skills are assessed in a time tabled practical examination.

AS & A Level Information Technology

Develop a broad range of IT skills, knowledge and understanding. Apply their learning to efficiently solve problems in a range of situations. Study the structure and use of IT systems for a variety of contexts. Learn about practical IT solutions for business and creative digital technology. Learn about new and emerging technologies and their impact on society.


At ISST, we are proud to prioritize academic excellence as one of our core values. We are thrilled to have strong ties with RTU Engineering High School, the best small high school in Latvia.

The students from RTU Engineering High School consistently demonstrate remarkable academic achievements in various exams and olympiads, showcasing their dedication and passion for learning. Together, we foster a community of excellence, where students are empowered to thrive academically and unlock their full potential.
Here are some facts about academic results RTU Engineering High School students have achieved in the 2022/2023 school year:

In Riga municipality's olympiads, our students earned 196 awards.
Moreover, eight students achieved the highest grade in national Physics, Geography, Mathematics, and Chemistry Olympiads, while numerous others demonstrated their prowess with second and third-grade accomplishments.


At ISST International School of Science and Technology, we genuinely care about our students' well-being and success. With the unique EMU system (, we monitor classroom dynamics and student emotions to provide timely assistance for a smoother educational journey. Qualified psychologists are also available when needed.

Our dedicated learning specialists cater to individual learning needs, helping students excel academically. English language support is offered to enhance language skills and maximize academic potential.

Our expert team guides students in finding the ideal university match and supports them throughout the application process. At ISST, we provide a holistic support system for students'well-being, academic growth, and successful transition to higher education.