Why Choose Charter College?
How many children in a class is too many?
Why is my child so unhappy at school?
Is my child at the wrong school?
We can help you answer these questions.
Come to our open day on the 2nd of June!
The ONLY TRUE International curriculum offered in South Africa!
1. Cambridge gives students a clear path for educational success.
2. Schools can shape the curriculum around how they want students to learn –
with a wide range of subjects and flexible ways to offer them.
3. We help students discover new abilities and a wider world, and the skills they need for life,
so they can achieve at school, university and work.
4. Each stage builds on the learners’ development from the previous one or from
other educational systems.
5. Cambridge offer an unrivalled choice of subjects: over 70 at IGCSE and over 50 at AS Level.
Schools can let students choose subjects in certain combination.
6. Cambridge qualifications are widely recognised by the world’s best universities and employers.
7. 98% of Admissions Officers surveyed said Cambridge programmes give students excellent
preparation for university.
8. We provide first-class support for teachers through publications, online resources,
training and professional development.
9. Every year, nearly a million Cambridge learners from 10 000 schools in over 160 countries
prepare for their future with an international education from Cambridge.
10. We have a 150-year history of providing international exams and the only exam board
wholly owned by a world leading university.
A Cambridge Matric is one of the best options for South African high school students to get a matric certificate with university exemption.
Who is Cambridge?
CIE is part of Cambridge Assessment, Europe’s largest assessment agency and a department of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge Assessment was established in 1858 as the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate
What qualification does your child get?
In South Africa most students do two courses:
IGCSE (International General Certificate of Education) takes 18 months – 2 years to complete and is for students from 14 – 16 years of age. This is the same as grades 10 and 11 in local schools although the subject content is different. Your student will take 7 subjects on this level.
Following this South African high school students do the AS Levels normally from about 16 – 19 years of age. This is also an 18 month – 2 year course and is the equivalent of Grade 12 in South Africa. Your student will take 5 subjects on this level.
NOTE: If your student does very well on a subject at IGCSE level (B or A) they can “carry” it over as an AS level subject. This means that they will only write for 4 subjects at the end of their AS course and one of their IGCSE subjects can count for the 5th.
To achieve the equivalents of “A Levels” the South African student needs to complete a Grade 13, but most students do not take this option as it is not necessary for matric exemption and university exemption.