Summerhill College is part of the University of Cambridge.
College Academics – University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the world’s largest provider of international qualifications for 14 – 19 year olds. Students in 157 countries study the Cambridge International curriculum, through a network of 6,000 Cambridge schools.
We offer a broad range of internationally recognised qualifications, both academic and vocational, designed to develop successful students worldwide.
The Cambridge International Curriculum develops successful students in primary and secondary years. It is a flexible framework and the qualifications in it share common principles, underpinned by the best educational and assessment practice:
• Students develop knowledge and skills through a coherent programme
• Guaranteed assessment standards
• High quality resources
• Extensive training and professional development for teachers
• International in outlook and commitment
• Collaborative approach
The Cambridge International Primary Programme gives schools a framework to develop Mathematics, English and Science skills and knowledge in young children approximately 5 – 11 years old. It provides guidance for curriculum development and classroom teaching and learning, and helps teachers assess children’s learning as they progress.
Cambridge Lower Secondary builds on the primary stage, and develops children’s knowledge and skills in Mathematics, English and Science. At the end of Lower Secondary, students can sit Cambridge Checkpoint tests, providing detailed diagnostic information on students’ strengths and weaknesses before pupils move into the 14 – 16 Cambridge IGCSE/O Level stage. This information is invaluable for staff and parents.
Cambridge IGCSE and O Level qualifications give students in secondary education an excellent preparation for their next steps, including progression to Cambridge International A/AS Level. Cambridge IGCSE and O Level are recognised by universities and employers worldwide because they develop problem-solving, investigative and practical skills.
Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 – 16 year olds.
Cambridge International A/AS Levels enable tens of thousands of students to win places every year at more top universities worldwide than any other international qualification. Cambridge International A/AS Levels offer a stimulating, flexible course of post-16 study that gives students the freedom to select the mix of subjects right for them.
Teacher support, professional development: CIE’s excellent teacher support ensures effective, confident teaching to help students reach their full potential. Support includes workshops and online courses, textbooks, schemes of work and a large bank of examination materials. Many Ministries of Education have developed their staff using our professional qualifications for teachers.