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My child is already in the public school system. How do I enroll my child for the next level of education?
Viewed 991 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
Children who are already at a government preschool, primary or middle school, and who are ready to transition to the next level of education, will bring home a pre-printed application form during the week preceding the February registration period. A... Read More
I missed all the advertisements for first enrolment into the Government school system, and now I am late. Can I still enroll my child?
Viewed 835 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
"You can still apply after the first Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in February, but please note that the Department will give priority to those persons who applied during the three day period in February. Read More
What is the Cambridge Primary Programme?
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"The Cambridge International Primary Programme gives schools a framework to develop Mathematics, English and Science skills and knowledge in young children between the ages of 4 and 11 years. The Primary Programme provides guidance for curriculum dev... Read More
What is CIE?
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CIE is the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). CIE is the world's largest provider of international qualifications for 14- 19 year olds. CIE's broad range of qualifications are recognised by universities, education pro... Read More
Is the application form the only thing I need when I enroll my child for the next level of education?
Viewed 778 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
"If the child is entering any level of the government system for the first time, then we will require a copy of the child's birth certificate or passport. Read More
My child is not in the public system. How do I enroll my child for the next level of education?
Viewed 771 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
You can collect an application form from any post office, public school or from the Department of Education. Make sure that you read the conditions and then complete the form in full. Read More
Cambridge sounds good as an Educational program, but what do the qualifications offer?
Viewed 755 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
"Cambridge IGCSE and International A Levels are internationally benchmarked so students all around the world who take these qualifications have to reach the same standard to pass. Read More
How do I know which school to choose when my child is ready to go to the next level of education?
Viewed 750 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
"If your child will be four years old between 1st January and 31st December of any given year, you can apply to attend a free government preschool in the parish in which you live. If there is no government preschool in your parish, call the Departmen... Read More
What is the International A level?
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The International A level refers to the Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level). It is one of the most recognised qualifications around the world. A levels are accepted as proof of academic ability for entry into universities, ins... Read More
What does the Cambridge approach offer the public school students?
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Students develop knowledge of each subject, but they also acquire problem-solving, investigative and practical skills, that are readily transferable. Students are taught to be analytical and to think for themselves. They receive a certificate on comp... Read More
When will I know if my child can attend the school I want him to attend?
Viewed 742 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
In all cases, you should receive a letter from the school to which you applied during the month of March, indicating whether or not your child has been offered a place. Read More
How can I find out about each educational qualification or programme?
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A description of each qualification or programme and how each stage builds on the one before it can be found on line at http://www.cie.org.uk/qualifications/academic Read More
How does the Cambridge system fit in with the existing national curriculum/school system?
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Much of the content that students will cover with this new system is recognizable and there is plenty of scope for local content. Teachers may continue to follow a local curriculum, to meet the statutory requirements of their national system. Read More
Does IGCSE have anything to do with the University of Cambridge?
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The Cambridge IGCSE was developed by the University of Cambridge International Examinations in 1988. The University of Cambridge International Examinations is a Department of the University of Cambridge. Read More