Stakeholders Conference 2014
Date: 8th November, 2014
Cambridge Report by Mr. Albert Annobil (Cambridge Programme Coordinator)
Our school as one of the Cambridge Associate Schools run the international curriculum and takes the various exams under CIE. It is an accredited centre as well. Under this programme, we have the pre-reception, reception and primary levels leading to IGCSE and A levels.
Primary Level: This runs from year 1 to 6 and at year 6 learners write a checkpoint in English, Mathematics and Science. They then proceed to Secondary 1: Year 7-9.
At year 9 they write their secondary checkpoint 1. At this stage they choose the subject areas that one wishes to pursue i.e. Science, Humanities (Art) etc. After this level, learners go through to year 10. This stage is also called (PRE-IGCSE).
Year 10 & 11 will see learners take their IGCSE. Here learners are allowed to take up to eight subjects Then 12 & 13 – Is the Advance Subsidiary & Advance Level. Here they write up to four papers on their choices of study options.
Learners can exit at either year six and nine respectively.
For present learners in Grade six who will be writing their Cambridge checkpoint in April/May 2015, Stringent measures have been put in place to equip them with the necessary skills to enable them come out tops in their upcoming exams. Every week mock exams will be conducted for them and a report sent to parents to see their ward’s progression in the core areas i.e. Mathematics, English and Science
Our school as a Cambridge Associate School was invited to witness this year’s Cambridge Associate School Awards 2014 organized by the British Council. We were earlier invited to an educational fair at the La Palm Royal Beach for all Cambridge Associate Schools to engage with stakeholders and interact with some universities like University of Cambridge.
In recognition of her hard work, our science teacher, Mrs. Lynda Immanuel was given an award by the British Council.
This programme allows for training and equipping teaching staff with requiste skills. This comes in the form of online support site – where teachers have been given usernames and passwords to assess training programme on the Cambridge website. There is also Face to face training available at Neojenics and British Council and also internal training done by the school.