WHY DO CAMBRIDGE?

Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) is a curriculum that prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning.

Cambridge qualifications are recognised by the world's best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. We devote our resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners' potential.

Our programmes and qualifications set the global standard for international education. They are created by subject experts, rooted in academic rigour and reflect the latest educational research. They provide a strong platform for learners to progress from one stage to the next, and are well supported by teaching and learning resources.

Every year, nearly a million Cambridge students from 10 000 schools in 160 countries prepare for their future with an international education from Cambridge International.

At Tailored Tutoring we offer IGCSE, AS Level and some A Level qualifications.

EQUIVALENT GRADES

CIE SUBJECTS

EXAMS

External Cambridge Examinations are currently written through Montessori College in Centurion.

Students are able to write as an external candidate through Ashton College in Benoni, which whilst more expensive may be more convenient logistically.

In preparation for external examinations our students write 3 months of past papers before the exam sitting. This builds confidence and helps to eliminate stress.

External Exams are usually written in May and November.

NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 Lockdown, all Cambridge examinations for May 2020 have been cancelled.

CHECKPOINT 9

Although we integrate elements of the Cambridge Curriculum into Grades 8 and 9, there doesn't seem to a local South African testing centre. We therefore do not formally offer Checkpoint 9.

IGCSE

IGCSE stands for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (formerly O-Levels).

It is an 18 month to two-year programme leading to externally set, marked and certificated examinations from the University of Cambridge.

Any student who takes an IGCSE subject will be gaining a qualification that is recognised globally.

They are established qualifications that keep pace with educational developments and trends and so are an ideal foundation for higher level courses such as AS and A Levels.

Students typically sit seven to nine subjects in one session at the end of Year 11.

IGCSE is equivalent to a Grade 11 in South Africa

A and AS LEVELS

A Level stands for Advanced Level and AS Level stands for Advanced Subsidiary Level.

An AS Level contains half the content of the corresponding A Level and is normally completed in one year. This allows for flexibility, as learners can complete AS Levels as qualifications in their own right.

A Levels are highly specialised and a student will normally take three subjects, although occasionally exceptional students take four or five. They are the ‘gold standard' of Cambridge, and can act as entry qualifications by universities of the European Union and elsewhere around the world.

AS Levels is the equivalent to a Matric in South Africa.

A Levels is a post matric qualification taken in year 13.