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[Audio] IGCSE ( International General Certificate of Secondary Education) AS (Advanced Subsidiary) A (Advanced) Level Programmes and Examinations

IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) AS (Advanced Subsidiary) A (Advanced) Level Programmes and Examinations

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[Audio] Objectives A brief overview Programmes and qualifications Curriculum Examinations At The Westminster Support for teachers Useful links

A brief overview Programmes and qualifications Curriculum Examinations At The Westminster Support for teachers Useful links

International Curriculum Options - 10 Steps to Open a School Series

Objectives

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[Audio] National Curriculum for England ( NCfE) The Westminster School follows the National Curriculum for England and prepares students to take the International General Certificate of Secondary Education ( IGCSE), Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and A Level Examinations of the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford AQA & Pearson Edexcel ( UK).

The Westminster School follows the National Curriculum for England and prepares students to take the   International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and A Level Examinations of the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford AQA & Pearson Edexcel (UK).

National Curriculum for England ( NCfE )

Phase Curriculum/ Programme Middle (7-8) National Curriculum of England Cambridge Secondary Program Secondary (9-11) Cambridge Pearson ( Edexcel ) Oxford AQA Senior Secondary- Post 16 (Year 12 & 13) Cambridge Pearson( Edexcel ) Oxford AQA -GCE-AS/A Level

Cambridge Assessment International Education

Pearson I Edexcel

OXFORD INTERNATIONAL AQA EXAMINATIONS - The British Business Group Viet Nam

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[Audio] Cambridge Assessment International Education ( CAIE) Cambridge Assessment International Education is the world's largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds. Over 10,000 schools in more than 160 countries offer Cambridge programmes and qualifications. Every year, nearly a million Cambridge learners prepare for their future with an education from Cambridge International. Cambridge IGCSE is the world's most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is taken in over 150 countries and in more than 4800 schools around the world. Cambridge International AS and A Levels are taken in over 130 countries with more than 575,000 subject entries each year.

Cambridge Assessment International Education is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds. Over 10,000 schools in more than 160 countries offer Cambridge programmes and qualifications. Every year, nearly a million Cambridge learners prepare for their future with an education from Cambridge International. Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is taken in over 150 countries and in more than 4800 schools around the world. Cambridge International AS and A Levels are taken in over 130 countries with more than 575,000 subject entries each year.

Cambridge Assessment International Education

Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE)

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[Audio] Cambridge Assessment International Education ( CAIE) At the Westminster Cambridge programmes and qualifications reflect the latest educational research, and are well supported with teaching and learning resources that help you deliver engaging and effective courses, and develop as a professional. Cambridge international education programmes and qualifications lead seamlessly from Primary through to Secondary and Key Stage 5. The different stages of the Cambridge Programme at The Westminster School is shown below:

At the Westminster Cambridge programmes and qualifications reflect the latest educational research, and are well supported with teaching and learning resources that help you deliver engaging and effective courses, and develop as a professional. Cambridge international education programmes and qualifications lead seamlessly from Primary through to Secondary and Key Stage 5. The different stages of the Cambridge Programme at The Westminster School is shown below:

Cambridge Secondary 2 (IGCSE)- Year 9-11 (14-16 years old) Cambridge Advanced(AS/A Level) - Year 12-13 (16-19 years old)

Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE)

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[Audio] CAIE Curriculum Cambridge Curriculum is at the heart of the learning experience the school offers its learners, and at the heart of the mission and vision of the school. Cambridge qualifications provide learners with a global passport to success offering reliable, rigorous and flexible assessment, leading to internationally recognised qualifications. The curriculum offers a variety of routes for learners with a wide range of abilities, including those whose first language is not English. Curriculum is built around the students' specific needs. Starting from a foundation of core subjects, it is easy to add breadth and cross-curricular perspectives. Encouraging learners to engage with a variety of subjects, and make connections between them, is fundamental to the approach. For learners, Cambridge helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. It is the perfect springboard to advanced study. There are over 70 subjects available at Cambridge IGCSE, including 30 languages, and TWS offers them in different combinations.

Cambridge Curriculum is at the heart of the learning experience the school offers its learners, and at the heart of the mission and vision of the school. Cambridge qualifications provide learners with a global passport to success offering reliable, rigorous and flexible assessment, leading to internationally recognised qualifications. The curriculum offers a variety of routes for learners with a wide range of abilities, including those whose first language is not English. Curriculum is built around the students’ specific needs. Starting from a foundation of core subjects, it is easy to add breadth and cross-curricular perspectives. Encouraging learners to engage with a variety of subjects, and make connections between them, is fundamental to the approach. For learners, Cambridge helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. It is the perfect springboard to advanced study. There are over 70 subjects available at Cambridge IGCSE, including 30 languages, and TWS offers them in different combinations.

CAIE Curriculum

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[Audio] Pearson | Edexcel Pearson Edexcel is the brand name for academic and general qualifications from Pearson, including GCSEs and A levels. Edexcel began as an awarding organisation following the merger of London Examinations and BTEC in 1996. After Pearson became the awarding organisation in April 2013, Edexcel became a qualification brand, now standing as one of Pearson's leading brands. Edexcel's qualifications are world renowned and highly respected, giving learners the opportunity to succeed in life, learning and employment. To ensure that the qualifications are accurate, consistent and meet the required standard, learners of the same ability are awarded the same grade, regardless of when they completed their course.

Pearson Edexcel is the brand name for academic and general qualifications from Pearson, including GCSEs and A levels. Edexcel began as an awarding organisation following the merger of London Examinations and BTEC in 1996. After Pearson became the awarding organisation in April 2013, Edexcel became a qualification brand, now standing as one of Pearson’s leading brands. Edexcel’s qualifications are world renowned and highly respected, giving learners the opportunity to succeed in life, learning and employment. To ensure that the qualifications are accurate, consistent and meet the required standard, learners of the same ability are awarded the same grade, regardless of when they completed their course.

Pearson I Edexcel

Pearson | Edexcel

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[Audio] Pearson | Edexcel At the Westminster Pearson Edexcel Subjects offered at The Westminster School:

At the Westminster Pearson Edexcel Subjects offered at The Westminster School:

Pearson / Edexcel Secondary 2(lnternational GCSE) Year9-11 (14-16 years old) Pearson/Edexcel Intertnational Advanced Level (AS/A Level) Year 12-13 (16-19 years old)

Qualification Subject Code Subject GCSE 1FRO French GCSE 1URO Urdu IAL XCH11 Chemistry (AS Level) IAL YCH11 Chemistry (A Level) IAL XMA01 Mathematics (AS Level) IAL YMA01 Mathematics (A Level) GCE 8AR01 Arabic GCE 9AR01 Arabic

Pearson | Edexcel

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[Audio] (9 – 1) Grading Scale The new nine point grading scale ( 9–1) was introduced by the UK government to raise standards and recognise top-performing students.

The new nine point grading scale (9–1) was introduced by the UK government to raise standards and recognise top-performing students.

Grading Structure Current Gradine Structure @Pearson

(9 – 1) Grading Scale

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[Audio] ResultsPlus Direct ResultsPlus is a free online results analysis tool for teachers that gives a detailed breakdown of the students' performance in Edexcel exams and BTEC external assessments. Why should I use ResultsPlus? Provides detailed analysis of your learners' performance. Identify potential topics, skills and types of question where students may need to develop their learning further. See actual scores for each exam question for a student, class or group. Understand how your students' performance compares with class and Edexcel national averages. Acquire data that may support effective learning and teaching approaches

ResultsPlus is a free online results analysis tool for teachers that gives a detailed breakdown of the students’ performance in Edexcel exams and BTEC external assessments.

ResultsPtus Direct

Why should I use ResultsPlus ? Provides detailed analysis of your learners’ performance. Identify potential topics, skills and types of question where students may need to develop their learning further. See actual scores for each exam question for a student, class or group. Understand how your students’ performance compares with class and Edexcel national averages. Acquire data that may support effective learning and teaching approaches

ResultsPlus Direct

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[Audio] Pearson Edexcel Curriculum Pearson Edexcel is a comprehensive, flexible teaching programme that includes not only the curriculum documents and assessment material, but a wealth of support for teachers and learners. Pearson Edexcel offers professional development and training that keeps teachers up to date with the latest educational practices, supporting materials that make planning and teaching lessons easier, and student textbooks and online resources to make learning engaging and rewarding The only UK awarding organisation to provide free online access to scripts providing transparency and leaving nothing to chance. Led the way with the more valuable 9– 1 grading at International GCSE, ensuring our qualifications adhere to world-class principles. Integrate the development of transferable skills into the qualifications - preparing and empowering students to progress to further education, university and employment.

Pearson Edexcel is a comprehensive, flexible teaching programme that includes not only the curriculum documents and assessment material, but a wealth of support for teachers and learners. Pearson Edexcel offers professional development and training that keeps teachers up to date with the latest educational practices, supporting materials that make planning and teaching lessons easier, and student textbooks and online resources to make learning engaging and rewarding The only UK awarding organisation to provide free online access to scripts providing transparency and leaving nothing to chance. Led the way with the more valuable 9–1 grading at International GCSE, ensuring our qualifications adhere to world-class principles. Integrate the development of transferable skills into the qualifications - preparing and empowering students to progress to further education, university and employment.

Pearson Edexcel Curriculum

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[Audio] Oxford AQA Oxford AQA was established in 2015 and has successfully delivered International GCSE, AS and A-Level examinations across the Middle East and Asia. Oxford AQA brings together the educational expertise of two leading UK-based organisations: Oxford University Press, a department of the University of Oxford, and AQA, the UK's largest academic awarding body. The specifications are relevant for tomorrow's global citizens and will equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully progress to the next stage of their education or employment. Oxford AQA qualifications are rigorous and research-based. The goal of Oxford AQA is to create qualifications that are relevant for all students, allowing them to succeed fairly and solely on the basis of their subject knowledge.

Oxford AQA was established in 2015 and has successfully delivered International GCSE, AS and A-Level examinations across the Middle East and Asia. Oxford AQA brings together the educational expertise of two leading UK-based organisations : Oxford University Press, a department of the University of Oxford, and AQA, the UK’s largest academic awarding body. The specifications are relevant for tomorrow’s global citizens and will equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully progress to the next stage of their education or employment. Oxford AQA qualifications are rigorous and research-based. The goal of Oxford AQA is to create qualifications that are relevant for all students, allowing them to succeed fairly and solely on the basis of their subject knowledge.

OXFORD INTERNATIONAL AQA EXAMINATIONS

Oxford AQA

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[Audio] Oxford AQA Curriculum Oxford AQA provides international curriculum schools outside the UK with greater choice by offering a new generation of international qualifications aligned to the latest UK standaards. Oxford AQA developed a range of resources for each specification. For science and maths this includes Exampro – a tool for customising assessments with an average of 820 questions per subject. Oxford AQA commit to offering Fair Assessment that enables every student to achieve their potential. The language and contexts we use in our exams only test students on their subject knowledge – not their English comprehension or UK cultural understanding. Developed with expert input from university academics, the international qualifications emphasise the application of knowledge, which allows students to apply their skills and understanding to unfamiliar contexts. This helps ensure a smooth progression from the international GCSE and A-levels to Higher Education.

Oxford AQA provides international curriculum schools outside the UK with greater choice by offering a new generation of international qualifications aligned to the latest UK standaards . Oxford AQA developed a range of resources for each specification. For science and maths this includes Exampro – a tool for customising assessments with an average of 820 questions per subject. Oxford AQA commit to offering Fair Assessment that enables every student to achieve their potential. The language and contexts we use in our exams only test students on their subject knowledge – not their English comprehension or UK cultural understanding. Developed with expert input from university academics, the international qualifications emphasise the application of knowledge, which allows students to apply their skills and understanding to unfamiliar contexts. This helps ensure a smooth progression from the international GCSE and A-levels to Higher Education.

Oxford AQA Curriculum

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[Audio] Oxford AQA Curriculum At the Westminster The Oxford AQA Subjects offered at the Westminster School: Online Staffroom OxfordAQA Online Staffroom is a secure area of the OxfordAQA website that offers additional resources for approved OxfordAQA schools. It includes full Schemes of Work, Classroom Activity Sheets, mock assessments as they become available, and subject-specific resources such as an Interactive Route Map to support OxfordAQA International GCSE Mathematics.

At the Westminster The Oxford AQA Subjects offered at the Westminster School:

Qualification Subject Code Subject Oxford AQA International AS Level 9626 Business Oxford AQA International AS Level 9636 Geography

Online Staffroom OxfordAQA Online Staffroom is a secure area of the OxfordAQA website that offers additional resources for approved OxfordAQA schools. It includes full Schemes of Work, Classroom Activity Sheets, mock assessments as they become available, and subject-specific resources such as an Interactive Route Map to support OxfordAQA International GCSE Mathematics.

Oxford AQA Curriculum

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[Audio] IGCSE – Key Points All students select 7/8 IGCSE subjects in Year 9 and study them in Year 10 & 11. Ministry Arabic and Islamic Studies are subjects offered by the Ministry of Education ( MOE) Islamic A, Islamic B and Arabic-A (MOE) is mandatory for all students till Year 13. Arabic B is mandatory for all non- arabic speakers till Year 10. The students will appear for exams in all the IGCSE subjects at the end of Year 11. Students who have already taken French / Urdu / Art and design in Year 9, can take the other subjects if they prefer. However, students who have not taken French/ Urdu/ Art and design in Year 9, cannot choose these subjects in year 10. No subject changes are permitted once the subjects are confirmed.

All students select 7/8 IGCSE subjects in Year 9 and study them in Year 10 & 11. Ministry Arabic and Islamic Studies are subjects offered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) Islamic A, Islamic B and Arabic-A (MOE) is mandatory for all students till Year 13. Arabic B is mandatory for all non- arabic speakers till Year 10. The students will appear for exams in all the IGCSE subjects at the end of Year 11. Students who have already taken French /Urdu / Art and design in Year 9, can take the other subjects if they prefer. However, students who have not taken French/ Urdu/ Art and design in Year 9, cannot choose these subjects in year 10. No subject changes are permitted once the subjects are confirmed.

IGCSE – Key Points

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[Audio] Subject Offered Compulsory First Language English Mathematics Moral Education Physical Education Islamic Education A & B / Life Skills ( Non-IGCSE) Arabic A & B (Non-IGCSE – for all students) **English as a Second Language Students can for opt 3 or 4 Subjects French Urdu Environmental Management Travel & Tourism English Literature Art and Design Global Perspectives Students have to opt 1 of these subjects Computer Science Information and Communication Technology ( ICT) Second Language / Alternative Subject Physics Chemistry Biology Accounting Business Studies Economics Science ( Double Award) Geography Enterprise English Literature Psychology Environmental Management

First Language English Mathematics Moral Education Physical Education Islamic Education A & B / Life Skills (Non-IGCSE) Arabic A & B (Non-IGCSE – for all students) ** English as a Second Language

Second Language / Alternative Subject

French Urdu Environmental Management Travel & Tourism English Literature Art and Design Global Perspectives

Computer Science Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Students can for opt 3 or 4 Subjects

Physics Chemistry Biology Accounting Business Studies Economics Science (Double Award) Geography Enterprise English Literature Psychology Environmental Management

** Subject offered only in Year 11 based on the teachers discretion

Subject Offered

Compulsory

Students have to opt 1 of these subjects

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[Audio] Equivalency Secondary school certificates from Private Schools applying the British System shall be equivalenced to the general secondary certificate, without specifying the courses, in accordance with the following general conditions: The student shall pass five ( 5) subjects in the general level courses ( GCSE level or IGCSE) in one of the success grades (A*, A, B, C, D), including the following subjects: Mathematics. One of the science subjects ( Physics, Chemistry or Biology) or a Double Science subject. English language or English Literature.

Secondary school certificates from Private Schools applying the British System shall be equivalenced to the general secondary certificate, without specifying the courses, in accordance with the following general conditions: The student shall pass five (5) subjects in the general level courses (GCSE level or IGCSE) in one of the success grades (A*, A, B, C, D), including the following subjects: Mathematics. One of the science subjects (Physics, Chemistry or Biology) or a Double Science subject. English language or English Literature.

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Equivalency

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[Audio] Key Stage 5 – Years 12 and Year 13 The Key Stage 5 at The Westminster consists of Year 12 and 13 where the students take the AS / A level courses offered by the CAIE / PEARSON EDXCEL/ OXFORD AQA Boards. These 2 years help student develop a further insight into their potential careers and they are able to make a mature decision about the career they wish to follow.

The Key Stage 5 at The Westminster consists of Year 12 and 13 where the students take the AS / A level courses offered by the CAIE / PEARSON EDXCEL/OXFORD AQA Boards. These 2 years help student develop a further insight into their potential careers and they are able to make a mature decision about the career they wish to follow.

Key Stage 5

Key Stage 5 – Years 12 and Year 13

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[Audio] The subjects offered in Key Stage 5 are: Cambridge Assessment International Education Pearson Qualification AQA United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education

Cambridge Assessment International Education English Physics Biology Accounting Economics Business studies Information Technology Psycholog y Computer Science Travel and Tourism Global Perspectives Geography Pearson Qualification Mathematics Chemistry lt•arscn I Qualifications United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education Arabic A Islamic(Arabic) Islamic(English) Business Studies Geography AQAZ

The subjects offered in Key Stage 5 are:

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[Audio] Questions and Answers The Full form of IGCSE? ( International General Certificate of Secondary Education) Compulsory Subjects for IGCSE in TWS, Dubai.( Maths and English) The CAIE exam board stands for? ( Cambridge assessment international examination) Which of the two IGCSE language subjects are offered in TWS ( Spanish, French, Urdu) Key Stage 5 consists of Years …….. (Years 12 & 13) Name the 3 boards we follow at TWS How many subjects are students expected to complete for their equivalency? Which times of the year do we conduct board exams (and for which board)? At the end of which year are students expected to appear for their IGCSE examinations?

The Full form of IGCSE? ( International General Certificate of Secondary Education) Compulsory Subjects for IGCSE in TWS,Dubai .( Maths and English ) The CAIE exam board stands for? (Cambridge assessment international examination) Which of the two IGCSE language subjects are offered in TWS ( Spanish, French,Urdu ) Key Stage 5 consists of Years …….. ( Years 12 & 13 ) Name the 3 boards we follow at TWS How many subjects are students expected to complete for their equivalency? Which times of the year do we conduct board exams (and for which board)? At the end of which year are students expected to appear for their IGCSE examinations?

Questions and Answers

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