About Cambridge

1. Why choose Cambridge?
A Cambridge qualification is your child’s passport to the world. They are internationally recognised qualifications and are highly respected for their high standards. Academically gifted children thrive on the Cambridge curriculum as they are challenged and can be very proud of the high standard of qualification that they will receive.

2. What is Cambridge International Exams (CIE)?
Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is part of the University of Cambridge in England. It is a highly respected international examinations body whose programmes and qualifications set the global standard for international education. The CIE programmes are created by subject experts, rooted in academic rigour and reflect the latest educational research.

3. What is IGCSE?
IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) is an international qualification equivalent to a South African grade 10 and 11 combined. It has been designed to equip students with the skills needed for immediate employment. It is recognised as evidence of ability by academic institutions and employers around the world. IGCSE qualifications are used as a preparation for AS level and A level for acceptance into universities worldwide.

4. What is AS level?
AS level is an internationally recognised and respected qualification equivalent to a South African matric (grade 12), but of a much higher standard. AS level subjects count for more points upon university entrance than National Senior Certificate (South African matric) marks.

5. Why complete Cambridge courses with Clonard?
Clonard has a team of experienced Cambridge teachers supporting this programme. We even have an official Cambridge examiner on our staff! We provide you with all the learning material, work schedules, assignments, internal exams and valuable teacher support to prepare for your final external Cambridge exams.