BRITISH INTERNATIONAL COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS

Illuminate et Optimus



Foundation


Students of 13 to 14 years of age who have completed grades 7 or 8 will be introduced to a wide range of disciplines in order to give them maximum flexibility of choice for their future direction. They sit the Cambridge Checkpoint examinations in November which are designed to ensure that our students are on a par with students of equivalent age elsewhere in the world in the vital subjects of Mathematics, Science and English and are ready to begin their international GCSE studies.

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IGCSE


The International General Certificate of Secondary Education ( = O Levels) - Students of 15 to 17 years of age who have completed the Foundation course or Grade 8 normally choose between 7 and 9 subjects at this level. These should include English first language, a second language, Mathematics, Science and IT. Students spend 2 years preparing for these examinations which provide an internationally recognized school leaving qualification.

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International AS and A Level


General Certificate of Education - Advanced Level – Students of 16 years of age and above who have already obtained the IGCSE or a South African Matric study these as the finest preparation and most widely accepted entrance qualification for university anywhere in the world. Internationally, depending upon the university, anything from 2 to 4 subjects may be required for admission. It should be noted that the academic standard of A Levels is equivalent to a South African 1st year university course. Students normally take 2 years to prepare for A Level examinations, but some may be ready to sit the examinations within only 1 year. The International AS levels, the first papers of A level are normally sat in the second year of study. Students may attend a South African university with the right set of AS level qualifications.

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Foundation Subjects Offered

  

 

  

IGCSE Subject Choices

  

 

  

Advanced Level Subject Choices

  


Languages

  

 


Languages


Languages

  

    English 1st   Language and Foreign Language

  

  

    English 1st   Language, 2nd Language

  

  

     -

  

  

    -

  

  

Chinese Foreign Language

  

  

Chinese

  

  

    English 1st   Language and Foreign Language

  

  

English 1st Language, 2nd Language   and Foreign Language

  

  

English Language

  

  

   French Foreign   Language

  

  

    French   Foreign Language

  

  

    French

  

  

    German Foreign   Language

  

  

   German Foreign   Language

  

  

German

  

  

-

  

  

    Japanese   Foreign Language

  

  

Japanese ( AS level only)

  

  

Spanish Foreign Language

  

  

    Spanish   Foreign Language

  

  

Spanish

  

  

Zulu 2nd Language

  

  

   Zulu 2nd Language

  

  

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Sciences  

  


Sciences


Sciences

  

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Additional Mathematics

  

  

    Further   Mathematics

  

  

-

  

  

   Biology

  

  

    Biology

  

  

 Combined Science   (Biology//Chemistry/Physics)

  

  

Co-ordinated Sciences (Double   Award)

  

  

    Chemistry

  

  

-

  

  

-

  

  

Physics

  

  

Mathematics

  

  

   Mathematics

  

  

   Mathematics

  


Commerce

  


Commerce


Commerce

  

Life skills Enterprise

  

  

    Business   Studies

  

  

    Business   Studies

  

  

Information and Communication 
  Technology

  

  

    Computer   Studies

  

  

    Computing

  

  

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    Economics

  

  

    Economics

  


Humanities  

  


Humanities


Humanities

  

    Life skills Art

  

  

    Art and   Design

  

  

    Art and Design

  

  

Life skills Drama

  

  

Drama

  

  

-

  

  

    -

  

  

    English   Literature

  

  

    English   Literature

  

  

   Geography

  

  

    Geography

  

  

Geography

  

  

   History

  

  

History

  

  

History

  

  

Life skills Music

  

  

Music (June Exam)

  

  

   Music

  

  

Life skills

  

  

    Philosophy and   Culture

  

  

    Philosophy   and Culture

  

  

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Sociology

  

  

Psychology

  

  

Personal Development Programme

  


Personal Development Programme


Personal Development Programme