PROGRAMS OF STUDY
THE CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME
The University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) are the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds. CIE is part of the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s top universities and trusted for excellence in education. These qualifications are recognised by the world’s universities and employers. CIE has a strong pedigree in development and research and offers unrivalled support to its network of Registered Cambridge Centres around the world. Of which, Bloom International College is one.
CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL PRIMARY PROGRAMME
Cambridge International Primary is an education programme for learners aged 5 to 11 years. Cambridge Primary develops learners’ skills and understanding through the primary years in English, Mathematics and Science. It is widely offered in primary schools worldwide. Cambridge Primary enables learners to build their knowledge and skills progressively, through each year of the programme. It is an excellent preparation for the Cambridge Secondary Programme, and for progression to other educational systems. A number of progression tests are built into the Cambridge Primary programme which, enable teachers to assess your child’s progress at each stage. Short progression tests are a valuable way for you and your school to understand your child’s strengths, and identify areas where more attention is required. Cambridge Primary Checkpoint is an optional test for learners in the final year of Cambridge Primary and is available in English, Mathematics and Science. The tests are marked in Cambridge and your child will receive a Statement of Achievement after completing Cambridge Primary Checkpoint.
CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SECONDARY PROGRAMME
Cambridge Secondary is an education programme for learners aged 11 to 14 years that builds skills, knowledge and understanding in English, Mathematics and Science. A number of progress checks are built into the Cambridge Secondary programme, which enable teachers to monitor your child’s development. Short progression tests are a valuable way for teachers to understand your child’s strengths, and identify areas where more help is required. The emphasis of the tests is on showing where your child is on their learning journey, rather than getting right or wrong answers. Cambridge Checkpoint tests can be taken in the final year of Cambridge Secondary. These tests are available in English, Mathematics and Science and are marked in Cambridge. On completion of Cambridge Checkpoint, your child will receive a Statement of Achievement.
Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds, attracting almost 500,000 entries every year from 144 countries. Cambridge IGCSE is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide as evidence of academic ability. Cambridge IGCSE’s are accepted as an equivalent to the UK GCSE’s. Grade C or above in Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language, is accepted for entry by a number of universities in the UK, as evidence of competence in the English language. Many universities worldwide require a combination of IGCSE’s and A Levels to meet their entry requirements. Leading US and Canadian universities require AS and A Levels however, some US and Canadian colleges and universities will accept students with a minimum of five IGCSEs at grade C or above.
Cambridge International AS and A Level
Cambridge International AS and A Level qualifications are taken by over 175,000 applicants in more than 125 countries every year. They are typically for students aged 16 to 19 years who require advanced study to prepare for higher education. Cambridge International AS and A Level qualifications have a proven reputation for being an excellent preparation for university, employment and life. A wide variety of subjects are available as Cambridge International AS and A Level’s – 55 in total – meaning your child can choose a study route that suits their interests and aspirations. The Cambridge International AS Level is typically a one year course with the following A Level qualification achieved after a two year course. Some subjects can be started as a Cambridge International AS Level and extended to an A Level. Studying AS Level subjects alongside A Level subjects allow learners to build knowledge and understanding across a wider subject range. All UK universities and over 450 US universities accept these A Level qualifications, including Harvard, MIT, Stanford and Yale. In places such as the US and Canada grades, typically C or above, in carefully chosen A Level subjects can result in up to one year of university course credit.