As part of the affiliation process, Cambridge Approval Visit was planned for the first week of August after clearing the basic regulatory milestones. The visit by the officials of the Cambridge Assessment International Examination (a part of the University of Cambridge and the body which conducts the IGCSE exam) required the school to put together years of work to establish our commitment to learning in a globally connected way. All facilitators actively participated and presented to the Cambridge team.
We have chosen Cambridge over other boards because it offers freedom to learn in the way learners and teachers define together as the best way to learn rather than teaching to test. The learning outcomes defined by Cambridge are very well aligned with 21st Century skills for the learners – Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Creativity.
Cambridge Assessment International Education prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. It is part of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge Pathway gives students a clear path for educational success from age 5 to 19.
Reasons for the Cambridge Pathway:
- Success : Cambridge Pathway gives students a clear path for educational success from age 5 to 19.
- Flexibility: Schools can shape the curriculum around how they want students to learn – with a wide range of subjects and flexible ways to offer them.
- Future Skills: Help students discover new abilities and a wider world, and develop the skills they need for life, so they can achieve at school, university and work.
- Development: Each stage builds on learners’ development in the previous stage, or from other education systems.
- Choice: Offer an unrivalled choice of subjects: over 70 at Cambridge IGCSE and over 50 at Cambridge International AS & A Level. Students can choose subjects in any combination.
- Recognition: Qualifications are recognised by universities worldwide, including over 650 in the US.
- Preparation: 98% of admissions officers surveyed said Cambridge programmes give students excellent preparation for university.
- Training: Cambridge International provides first-class support for teachers through publications, online resources, training and professional development.
- Global: Every year, Cambridge learners from 10000 schools in over 160 countries prepare for their future with an education from Cambridge International.
- Heritage: Cambridge International has a 150-year history of providing international exams. It is also a not-for-profit organisation and part of the University of Cambridge.
The four stages of Cambridge Pathway lead seamlessly from primary to secondary and pre-university years. Each stage – Cambridge Primary, Cambridge Lower Secondary, Cambridge Upper Secondary and Cambridge Advanced – builds on the learners’ development from the previous one, but can also be offered separately.