What is IGCSE? The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is an English language-based academic qualification for secondary school students. It is the most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. Students typically start the IGCSE syllabus in Year 10 and take the final examination at the end of Year 11. Who […]
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For which grades are IB and AP subjects offered? One of the most important structural differences between the AP and IB programmes is when they are offered. Students will typically take the AP between Grades 9 to 12 at US high schools. On the other hand, the IB is split into different programmes depending on […]
Before we tackle strategies for the SSAT Verbal section, it is important to understand how this portion of the exam is structured. The SSAT Verbal section is divided into two parts. The first part is “Synonyms” for which students must select the word that most closely matches the meaning of the given word. The second […]
The answer to this depends on what you want out of your secondary or high school education. The IB program is one of the most popular and internationally recognized curricula, given that it is offered in many countries including the US and UK. IB offers challenging courses to its students, and its compulsory core subjects […]
The ISEE (“Independent School Entrance Exam”) is a test to assess applicants for admission to private middle and high schools. For students hoping to attend a competitive private middle or high school, this is a critical test. The ISEE is a tough test and preparation is essential! What is the format of the ISEE? There […]