Cambridge International Curriculum
Academic programme in English for students age 11 to 18
Chantemerle is a registered Cambridge International School and proposes the Cambridge International pathway from age 11 to age 19. The curriculum is based upon the UK National Curriculum and is taught in English. However, it is adapted for those students whose first language is not English. The pathway is truly international and taught by over 5’000 schools in 150 countries.
Recognition of the Cambridge International Program requires students to take exams at two levels: at least three subjects need to be completed with the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) qualification, three or more further subjects are studied in depth and completed with the International A Level qualification.
International A Level qualification is accepted by over 500 universities in the USA, in particular the Ivy League universities such as Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton and Yale. In Switzerland, the International A Level qualification is accepted for the university admission as well as admission into engineering schools (EPFL and, ETH)l. Admission is regulated by Swissuniversities.
The Cambridge Pathway:
Starting with Cambridge Lower Secondary (11-14 years), learners get to choose among several subjects including English, mathematics and science, and can opt to take Cambridge Checkpoint exam.
Cambridge Upper Secondary (14-16 years) is typically for learners aged 14 to 16 years. It builds on the foundations of Cambridge Lower Secondary, and prepare for the Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education). It is based on the British curriculum (GCSE) and adapted for international students whose first language is not English. At this stage, specific subjects are selected that will assist in future education and career pathways. IGCSE leads to either the Cambridge advanced (A Level) study or the IB diploma pathway.
Cambridge A Level (16-19 years) is the final level in the pathway. It leads to further education and selected career pathways.