The Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Programme offers an international, pre-university curriculum and examination system that emphasizes the value of a broad and balanced study for academically able students. Our Cambridge Primary and Secondary Programmes are ideal for AICE preparatory as they are precursors to Cambridge’s AICE program.
The Cambridge approach develops learners who are:
- Confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others
- Responsible for themselves, responsible to and respectful of others
- Reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn
- Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
- Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference.
The Cambridge curriculum aims to encourage the skills of independent research and investigation, the use of initiative and creativity and the application of knowledge and skills. A range of assessment techniques is used. Emphasis is placed on the use of externally marked examination papers by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and on compulsory practical work where appropriate.
An important principle of this examination system is that students are rewarded for positive achievement – what they know, understand, and can do – rather than being penalized for an accumulation of errors. This requires students to demonstrate a high level of literacy and the ability to organize knowledge and ideas to produce reasoned, written responses.
For more information on the Cambridge Programme, please visit http://www.cie.org.uk/countries/usa
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“One of the things we find with students who have studies Cambridge International AS and A Levels is that they have a real depth of understanding of the subject matter that they have had classes in, and a real engagement with it. Those are some of the things that we find really help students succeed once they get to our campus.”
* Stuart Schmill, Dean of Admissions Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
“I value Cambridge preparation because the students we have received with that kind of preparation have done very well at our university. We like the fact that no matter where they come from, they come prepared.”
* John Barnhill, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment, Florida State University (FSU)