A – Levels

A – Levels

One of the main reasons for the establishment of the Collegiate was its founders’ recognition of the need for provision of post-16 education in Turks and Caicos. Few institutions of higher education in North America and Europe consider an education that finishes in Form 5 (Year 11) to be complete.

Cambridge Advanced Brochure

 

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In each subject the student will sit an examination set by one of two UK based examination boards: the Assessments and Qualifications Alliance (AQA); or the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (or Cambridge International Examinations).

These boards offer domestic or international versions of the British General Certificate of Secondary Education qualifications (GCSE or IGCSE), which are recognised in universities and colleges around the world, and are used as important indicators of a student’s abilities when he or she applies for a place at university at the beginning of the second year of the 6th Form.

Most subjects have a 100% pass rate at this level. The majority of students take examinations in 10 subjects, with their results comparing very favourably with their counterparts in other schools.

Cambridge IGCSE assessment takes place at the end of the course and can include written, oral, coursework and practical assessment. This broadens opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning, particularly when their first language is not English. In many subjects there is a choice between core and extended curricula, making Cambridge IGCSE suitable for a wide range of abilities.

Grades are benchmarked using eight internationally recognised grades, A* to G, which have clear guidelines to explain the standard of achievement for each grade.

Cambridge IGCSE examination sessions occur twice a year, in June and November. Results are issued in August and January.

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