The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a challenging two-year curriculum, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19. It leads to a qualification that is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities.
Students learn more than a collection of facts. The Diploma Programme prepares students for university
and encourages them to:
* ask challenging questions
* learn how to learn
* develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture
* develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures
What is IGCSE Science double award?
To impart a systematic body of scientific knowledge and facts, and an understanding of scientific concepts, principles, themes and patterns
To further students’ appreciation of the practical nature of science, developing experimental skills
based on correct and safe laboratory techniques
To develop an appreciation of the importance of accurate experimental work to scientific method
To develop students’ ability to form hypotheses and design experiments to test them
To sustain and develop an enjoyment of, and interest in, the scientific world
To foster an appreciation of the significance of science in wider personal, social, environmental,
economic and technological contexts, with a consideration of ethical issues
To enable students to select, organise and present information clearly and logically, using
appropriate scientific terms and conventions
To prepare students for more advanced courses in each of the three scientific disciplines that comprise this specification
What is A-Level?
The Advanced Level General Certificate of Education, universally referred to as an A-Level, is a
qualification offered by education institutions in England, Northern Ireland and Wales and by a small
minority of institutions, typically private, in Scotland. (In Scotland, students usually take Highers and
Advanced Highers of the Scottish Qualifications Certificate instead). A-Levels are usually studied over a
two year period and are widely recognised around the world.
Despite being part of the optional tertiary Further Education (FE) process in the United Kingdom, the
majority of students study for the qualification at a Sixth Form College, which is an integrated part of a
Secondary Education institution in certain counties, with others having separate 6th form colleges. This
is normally done as a direct continuation of the secondary education process and hence most students
study for the qualification from age 16 to 18.
What is AP?
The Advanced Placement program offers college level courses at high schools across the United States
and Canada. According to the Good Schools Guide International, it is "usually much more rigorous than the
general course offerings.