CIE High School is at par with well-known high schools in the Philippines and around the globe. CIE has combined the Philippine secondary school curriculum with the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations and validation by University of Cambridge International Examinations.
IGCSE is one of the most recognised qualifications around the world. Geared towards 13 to 16 year olds, IGCSE provides a foundation for higher-level courses and is recognise worldwide as evidence of adequate competence by almost all universities in the UK, the USA, Canada and Australia. IGCSE is accepted as a university entry qualification.
IGCSE provides a broad educational programme with a balanced mix of practical experience and theoretical base in the curriculum. It offers a broad range of subjects along five are including Languages, Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Creative, Technical and Vocational course. It is designed for students with various levels of ability, including those whose first language is not English.
The CIE academic programmes under the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced (A) Levels of the University of Cambridge, UK, allow our students to gain direct access into a range of professional qualifications and courses in the UK, Canada, Australia, the United States and other countries in Europe. Students who complete college education in CIE are qualified to pursue an International Diploma and Euro-MBA locally.
GCE “A” Level is the “gold standard” of Cambridge International Examinations qualifications. It has exactly the same value in admitting students to all universities as its UK equivalent.
Cambridge International “A” Levels are taken throughout the world, sometimes as the national examinations in certain Commonwealth countries, sometimes within international schools and sometimes in bilingual government schools alongside the national exams.
Good “A” Level grades can be a key to admission for all the world’s major Anglophone universities.
Young Learners of English (YLE)
The CIE English curriculum for Early Grades has been developed to integrate the Cambridge YLE examinations & validation. These tests are an enjoyable and non-threatening way of assessing the English of children between the ages of 7 and 12.
The tests provide a gentle introduction to public exams, and research shows that children find the tests highly motivating.
The tests aim to sample relevant and meaningful language use and to measure ability accurately and fairly. The present a positive impression of international tests that promote and encourage effective learning and teaching – The tests can act as a stepping stone to other Cambridge ESOL exams.
Key English Test (KET)
KET is the first level Cambridge ESOL exam. This test recognises the ability to cope with everyday written and spoken communications at a basic level.
KET provides an assessment of practical skills. It uses language from real life situations and covers the four language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking. The English curriculum for Middle School in CIE encourages the development of abilities which can be used while traveling, as well as in study and working situations.
Preliminary English Test (PET)
Studying for PET is a popular way to improve your language skills and use them in a wide range of contexts. The CIE English curriculum for high school integrates PET by covering the four main language skills- reading, writing, listening and speaking, using material from real life situations. It provides evidence of practical skills, and indicates sufficient ability to be of practical use in clerical, secretarial and managerial jobs, and in many industries, such as tourism, where contact with English speakers is required.
PET is the second level Cambridge ESOL exam. If you can deal with everyday written and spoken communications then this is the exam for you.