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Title: January 2015


1
What admissions officers need to know
January 2015
2
What admissions officers need to know about
Cambridge International Examinations credentials
Presented by Val Sismey, Head of Recognitions,
Cambridge International Examinations Greg
Roberts, Dean of Admissions, University of
Virginia Christoph Guttentag, Dean of
Undergraduate Admissions, Duke University Sam
Saini, Associate Director, Undergraduate
Admissions, The University of British Columbia,
Canada
3
(No Transcript)
4
Cambridge O Level and Cambridge IGCSE
  • Both are typically taken at age 16 but this does
    vary depending on the country and school
  • Cambridge O Level and Cambridge IGCSE are both
    aligned in standard to the GCSE
  • Cambridge O Level is awarded at Grades AE (and
    Ungraded)
  • Cambridge IGCSE is awarded at Grades AG two
    additional grades for lower ability students
  • Now more than 2000 UK schools are teaching
    Cambridge IGCSE syllabuses
  • 22 Cambridge IGCSE syllabuses approved and funded
    for UK state schools are known as Cambridge
    International Level 1/Level 2 Certificates.

5
Top 10 countries for Cambridge O Level and
Cambridge IGCSE
Cambridge O Level Cambridge IGCSE
Singapore UK
Pakistan Egypt
Mauritius India
Brunei UAE
Maldives China
Bangladesh Zimbabwe
Sri Lanka Malaysia
Nigeria Saudi Arabia
Zimbabwe Argentina
Zambia Indonesia
6
Cambridge International AS A Level
  • Wide choice of subjects
  • Established and well known around the world
  • 360 class contact hours, usually over two years
  • Six passing grades AE, plus Ungraded
  • Linear/staged examinations
  • Retakes only permitted for whole subjects
  • No immediate plans for change (unlike UK).

7
Top 10 countries for Cambridge International AS
A Level
  • Pakistan
  • Mauritius
  • Malaysia
  • USA
  • China
  • Brunei
  • New Zealand
  • Zimbabwe
  • India
  • Nepal

8
Most popular subjects in the USA
Cambridge IGCSE Cambridge International AS A Level
First Language English General Paper
Mathematics History
History Thinking Skills
Biology English Language
Literature in English Marine Science
Chemistry Literature in English
Physics Mathematics
Art Design Art Design
Coordinated Sciences(Double Award) Psychology
Economics Biology
9
Current structure of the Cambridge AICE program
  • To gain the Cambridge AICE Diploma students must
    pass with at least six credits.
  • Each Cambridge International AS Level passed exam
    counts as one full credit
  • Each Cambridge International A Level passed exam
    counts as a double credit
  • Each Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subject or GPR
    passed exam counts as a double credit
  • Students must pass at least one subject exam from
    each group Mathematics Science, Languages,
    Arts Humanities
  • On completion of the Cambridge AICE Diploma,
    students receive either a Distinction, Merit or
    Pass.

10
New structure for Cambridge AICE from 2017
  • Cambridge International AS Level GPR as
    compulsory core (with option of Cambridge
    International A Level GPR for an additional
    credit)
  • Seven credits required rather than six
  • Changes reflect our belief in the value of GPR as
    an interdisciplinary core to the curriculum
    alongside the depth provided by other Cambridge
    International AS A Levels.

11
Cambridge Pre-U
  • Alternative to A Level taken mainly in the UK
  • 27 Principal Subjects
  • Global Perspectives Research (GPR)
  • Diploma made up of GPR and three Principal
    Subjects
  • Short Courses in Languages, Mathematics and
    Further Mathematics.

12
Grading

Distinction D1
Distinction D2
Distinction D3
Merit M1
Merit M2
Merit M3
Pass P1
Pass P2
Pass P3
A Level
A/B boundary
C/D boundary
E/U boundary
Cambridge Pre-U exists in a defined relationship
to A Level. It is accessible to all who currently
achieve pass at A Level.
13
Cambridge Pre-U and Cambridge InternationalA
Level Global Perspectives Research (GPR)
  • Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives Research
    (GPR) constitutes compulsory core of Cambridge
    Pre-U Diploma
  • New Cambridge International A Level in GPR
    launching this fall
  • Taught as two successive one-year courses
    Global Perspectives (a taught course) and a
    Research Report
  • Excellent preparation for undergraduate study
    gives real evidence of independent, critical
    thinking
  • Excellent alternative to Extended Project,
    Critical Thinking and General Studies.

14
Statement of results
  • A statement of results is provided for each
    candidate.
  • The statement lists each of the subjects that the
    candidate was entered for and the syllabus grades
    that have been achieved in each case. From June
    2010 this may include a percentage uniform mark.
  • For Group Award candidates the statement will
    show the result achieved in the Cambridge ICE or
    AICE (Diploma) Group Award.

15
Sample certificate for Cambridge International AS
A Level
Watermark
Upper and lower case reporting of grades achieved
Number of subjects
Hologram
Serial number
Signature of VC of University of Cambridge
Other hidden security features are also present
on official Cambridge documentation
16
CIE Direct verify students results online
Email Info_at_cie.org.uk to request a University
Access to Cambridge Results Online Application
Form
17
University of British Columbia
  • Applicants are assessed on a minimum of five
    courses a minimum of three approved academic A
    Levels (or six AS Levels, or a combination of the
    two) and two Cambridge IGCSE subjects
  • English is a required subject for all applicants
    (A Level or Cambridge IGCSE)
  • Programs with specific pre-requisite subjects
    require that they form part of the five required
    subject assessment.

18
University of British Columbia
  • Academic assessment includes grades for the five
    courses and is adjusted with a performance
    factor
  • On average, students presenting Cambridge
    credentials perform much like domestic students
    with similar assessment outcomes
  • Performance in Further Mathematics is highly
    correlated to success at UBC.

19
University of British Columbia
  • Applicants come from over 50 different countries
    top countries are Pakistan, UK, Singapore, UAE,
    Kenya, Bangladesh, Malaysia and China.
  • Students presenting final results of AB will
    receive credit. Usually six semester credits are
    granted but in some cases fewer.
  • The new Cambridge International A Level GPR
    course is an acceptable course for admission and
    suitable grades will also gain advanced credit.

20
Cambridge schools in the USA
21
The Cambridge AICE Diploma
  • The Cambridge Advanced International Certificate
    of Education (AICE) Diploma
  • is an international post-16 pre-university
    curriculum and examination system that emphasizes
    the value of broad and balanced study
  • is made up of Cambridge International AS A
    Levels
  • demands mastery of subjects from three different
    groups Mathematics Sciences, Languages, Arts
    Humanities.

22
Key benefits of the Cambridge AICE Diploma
  • International recognition
  • Flexible, broad and balanced
  • International relevance
  • Affordability.

23
Cambridge International AS A Levels
  • University policy allows students to be awarded
    advanced standing credit or placement based upon
    qualifying examination scores and the
    recommendation of the appropriate Arts Sciences
    departments
  • This is determined on a case-by-case basis, on
    the students initiative, by
  • the Deans Office in the College of Arts and
    Sciences
  • the Director of Undergraduate Programs in the
    appropriate departments.

24
The pre-approved departmental equivalencies for
qualifying A Level examination scores
Subject U.Va. equivalents
Accounting A, H2 COMM 2000T (6 credits) 1
Biology A, H2 BIOL 2010 (3 credits) and BIOL 2020 (3 credits) No pre-approved lab credit.
Business Studies AS, H1 COMM 1000T (3 credits)
Economics A, H2 For grades of A or B only ECON 2010 (3 credits) and ECON 2020 (3 credits) No credit for grade of C or lower.
Further Math A, H2 MATH 2000T (3 credits).
Government and Politics A, H2 PLAP 1000T (3 credits) and PLCP 1000T (3 credits)
Psychology A, H2 PSYC 2000T (3 credits)
You can find further information at
http//college.artsandsciences.virginia.edu/iclec
25
Cambridge Global Perspectives Research (GPR)
  • Courses are designed to prepare students for
    university and welcomed as such
  • Academic study in a practical, real-world context
  • Focus on skills rather than on specific content
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Uses a methodology called the critical path.

26
GPR The critical path
27
The Cambridge learner from Dukes perspective
  • Cambridge emphasizes depth, an interdisciplinary
    approach, flexibility, critical thinking, rigor
    and a global perspective
  • Not unlike Dukes Bass Connections, which study
    Brain Society Information, Society Culture
    Global Health Education Human Development
    Energy
  • University credit is given for A Level scores of
    A or B, and Cambridge Pre-U scores of M3 or
    higher
  • Competitive candidates for admission typically
    have A Level grades of A/A and Cambridge Pre-U
    grades of Distinction.

28
The Cambridge learner from Dukes perspective
  • Cambridge learners apply from around the world,
    including in the US
  • The skills they acquire match the programs goals
  • From a Maryland teacher
  • The AICE Higher Math program, although less
    well known than the AP program, also covers
    calculus is very rigorous, and challenges
    students with questions that apply critical
    thinking skills. The need to process what
    information is important, what information is
    needed, and what skills are needed to find this
    information stretch even the most able students.
    Topics are constantly intermingled.
  • Cambridge learners typically receive our top two
    curriculum ratings (equivalent to 7?10 AP courses
    or more).

29
The Cambridge learner from Dukes perspective
  • Its no coincidence that AP has launched the AP
    Capstone
  • The need for a curriculum that is rigorous,
    flexible and integrated has never been higher
  • The Cambridge curriculum in its various
    manifestations meets these needs, particularly
    with the Global Perspectives Research sequence.

30
GPR Statement of Support
  • Students who have challenged themselves with a
    rigorous curriculum, developed strong critical
    thinking skills, and experienced
    interdisciplinary learning in a global context
    will be poised to make the most of their college
    experience. The Cambridge Global Perspectives
    Research (GPR) curriculum provides an excellent
    opportunity for students to develop those skills.
  • The Cambridge GPR experience not only promotes
    rigorous curricular content, but also equips
    students with the independent research,
    collaborative team work, and twenty-first century
    knowledge and skills essential to success in
    college and in todays interconnected world. The
    Cambridge GPR A Level combines in-depth
    subject-matter study with an interdisciplinary
    seminar-style curriculum based on issues of
    global importance in which students engage
    collaboratively and independently on
    presentations and research projects.

31
GPR Statement of Support (continued)
  • The aims of the Cambridge GPR A Level are
  • Engagement with a rigorous college-level
    curriculum
  • Promotion of a critical, questioning approach to
    information
  • Development of disciplined and scholarly research
    skills applied to topics of global relevance.
  • Sign up at www.cie.org.uk/gprstatementofsupport

32
Recognition database
www.cie.org.uk/recognitionsearch
33
Recognition database hits 20122014
34
Any questions?
35
Learn more! Getting in touch with Cambridge is
easy
  • Email Val at sismey.v_at_cie.org.uk
  • Customer Services info_at_cie.org.uk

www.cie.org.uk/gprstatementofsupport www.cie.org.u
k/recognitionsearch http//college.artsandscience
s.virginia.edu/iclec
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Title: January 2015


1
What admissions officers need to know
January 2015
2
What admissions officers need to know about
Cambridge International Examinations credentials
Presented by Val Sismey, Head of Recognitions,
Cambridge International Examinations Greg
Roberts, Dean of Admissions, University of
Virginia Christoph Guttentag, Dean of
Undergraduate Admissions, Duke University Sam
Saini, Associate Director, Undergraduate
Admissions, The University of British Columbia,
Canada
3
(No Transcript)
4
Cambridge O Level and Cambridge IGCSE
  • Both are typically taken at age 16 but this does
    vary depending on the country and school
  • Cambridge O Level and Cambridge IGCSE are both
    aligned in standard to the GCSE
  • Cambridge O Level is awarded at Grades AE (and
    Ungraded)
  • Cambridge IGCSE is awarded at Grades AG two
    additional grades for lower ability students
  • Now more than 2000 UK schools are teaching
    Cambridge IGCSE syllabuses
  • 22 Cambridge IGCSE syllabuses approved and funded
    for UK state schools are known as Cambridge
    International Level 1/Level 2 Certificates.

5
Top 10 countries for Cambridge O Level and
Cambridge IGCSE
Cambridge O Level Cambridge IGCSE
Singapore UK
Pakistan Egypt
Mauritius India
Brunei UAE
Maldives China
Bangladesh Zimbabwe
Sri Lanka Malaysia
Nigeria Saudi Arabia
Zimbabwe Argentina
Zambia Indonesia
6
Cambridge International AS A Level
  • Wide choice of subjects
  • Established and well known around the world
  • 360 class contact hours, usually over two years
  • Six passing grades AE, plus Ungraded
  • Linear/staged examinations
  • Retakes only permitted for whole subjects
  • No immediate plans for change (unlike UK).

7
Top 10 countries for Cambridge International AS
A Level
  • Pakistan
  • Mauritius
  • Malaysia
  • USA
  • China
  • Brunei
  • New Zealand
  • Zimbabwe
  • India
  • Nepal

8
Most popular subjects in the USA
Cambridge IGCSE Cambridge International AS A Level
First Language English General Paper
Mathematics History
History Thinking Skills
Biology English Language
Literature in English Marine Science
Chemistry Literature in English
Physics Mathematics
Art Design Art Design
Coordinated Sciences(Double Award) Psychology
Economics Biology
9
Current structure of the Cambridge AICE program
  • To gain the Cambridge AICE Diploma students must
    pass with at least six credits.
  • Each Cambridge International AS Level passed exam
    counts as one full credit
  • Each Cambridge International A Level passed exam
    counts as a double credit
  • Each Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subject or GPR
    passed exam counts as a double credit
  • Students must pass at least one subject exam from
    each group Mathematics Science, Languages,
    Arts Humanities
  • On completion of the Cambridge AICE Diploma,
    students receive either a Distinction, Merit or
    Pass.

10
New structure for Cambridge AICE from 2017
  • Cambridge International AS Level GPR as
    compulsory core (with option of Cambridge
    International A Level GPR for an additional
    credit)
  • Seven credits required rather than six
  • Changes reflect our belief in the value of GPR as
    an interdisciplinary core to the curriculum
    alongside the depth provided by other Cambridge
    International AS A Levels.

11
Cambridge Pre-U
  • Alternative to A Level taken mainly in the UK
  • 27 Principal Subjects
  • Global Perspectives Research (GPR)
  • Diploma made up of GPR and three Principal
    Subjects
  • Short Courses in Languages, Mathematics and
    Further Mathematics.

12
Grading

Distinction D1
Distinction D2
Distinction D3
Merit M1
Merit M2
Merit M3
Pass P1
Pass P2
Pass P3
A Level
A/B boundary
C/D boundary
E/U boundary
Cambridge Pre-U exists in a defined relationship
to A Level. It is accessible to all who currently
achieve pass at A Level.
13
Cambridge Pre-U and Cambridge InternationalA
Level Global Perspectives Research (GPR)
  • Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives Research
    (GPR) constitutes compulsory core of Cambridge
    Pre-U Diploma
  • New Cambridge International A Level in GPR
    launching this fall
  • Taught as two successive one-year courses
    Global Perspectives (a taught course) and a
    Research Report
  • Excellent preparation for undergraduate study
    gives real evidence of independent, critical
    thinking
  • Excellent alternative to Extended Project,
    Critical Thinking and General Studies.

14
Statement of results
  • A statement of results is provided for each
    candidate.
  • The statement lists each of the subjects that the
    candidate was entered for and the syllabus grades
    that have been achieved in each case. From June
    2010 this may include a percentage uniform mark.
  • For Group Award candidates the statement will
    show the result achieved in the Cambridge ICE or
    AICE (Diploma) Group Award.

15
Sample certificate for Cambridge International AS
A Level
Watermark
Upper and lower case reporting of grades achieved
Number of subjects
Hologram
Serial number
Signature of VC of University of Cambridge
Other hidden security features are also present
on official Cambridge documentation
16
CIE Direct verify students results online
Email Info_at_cie.org.uk to request a University
Access to Cambridge Results Online Application
Form
17
University of British Columbia
  • Applicants are assessed on a minimum of five
    courses a minimum of three approved academic A
    Levels (or six AS Levels, or a combination of the
    two) and two Cambridge IGCSE subjects
  • English is a required subject for all applicants
    (A Level or Cambridge IGCSE)
  • Programs with specific pre-requisite subjects
    require that they form part of the five required
    subject assessment.

18
University of British Columbia
  • Academic assessment includes grades for the five
    courses and is adjusted with a performance
    factor
  • On average, students presenting Cambridge
    credentials perform much like domestic students
    with similar assessment outcomes
  • Performance in Further Mathematics is highly
    correlated to success at UBC.

19
University of British Columbia
  • Applicants come from over 50 different countries
    top countries are Pakistan, UK, Singapore, UAE,
    Kenya, Bangladesh, Malaysia and China.
  • Students presenting final results of AB will
    receive credit. Usually six semester credits are
    granted but in some cases fewer.
  • The new Cambridge International A Level GPR
    course is an acceptable course for admission and
    suitable grades will also gain advanced credit.

20
Cambridge schools in the USA
21
The Cambridge AICE Diploma
  • The Cambridge Advanced International Certificate
    of Education (AICE) Diploma
  • is an international post-16 pre-university
    curriculum and examination system that emphasizes
    the value of broad and balanced study
  • is made up of Cambridge International AS A
    Levels
  • demands mastery of subjects from three different
    groups Mathematics Sciences, Languages, Arts
    Humanities.

22
Key benefits of the Cambridge AICE Diploma
  • International recognition
  • Flexible, broad and balanced
  • International relevance
  • Affordability.

23
Cambridge International AS A Levels
  • University policy allows students to be awarded
    advanced standing credit or placement based upon
    qualifying examination scores and the
    recommendation of the appropriate Arts Sciences
    departments
  • This is determined on a case-by-case basis, on
    the students initiative, by
  • the Deans Office in the College of Arts and
    Sciences
  • the Director of Undergraduate Programs in the
    appropriate departments.

24
The pre-approved departmental equivalencies for
qualifying A Level examination scores
Subject U.Va. equivalents
Accounting A, H2 COMM 2000T (6 credits) 1
Biology A, H2 BIOL 2010 (3 credits) and BIOL 2020 (3 credits) No pre-approved lab credit.
Business Studies AS, H1 COMM 1000T (3 credits)
Economics A, H2 For grades of A or B only ECON 2010 (3 credits) and ECON 2020 (3 credits) No credit for grade of C or lower.
Further Math A, H2 MATH 2000T (3 credits).
Government and Politics A, H2 PLAP 1000T (3 credits) and PLCP 1000T (3 credits)
Psychology A, H2 PSYC 2000T (3 credits)
You can find further information at
http//college.artsandsciences.virginia.edu/iclec
25
Cambridge Global Perspectives Research (GPR)
  • Courses are designed to prepare students for
    university and welcomed as such
  • Academic study in a practical, real-world context
  • Focus on skills rather than on specific content
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Uses a methodology called the critical path.

26
GPR The critical path
27
The Cambridge learner from Dukes perspective
  • Cambridge emphasizes depth, an interdisciplinary
    approach, flexibility, critical thinking, rigor
    and a global perspective
  • Not unlike Dukes Bass Connections, which study
    Brain Society Information, Society Culture
    Global Health Education Human Development
    Energy
  • University credit is given for A Level scores of
    A or B, and Cambridge Pre-U scores of M3 or
    higher
  • Competitive candidates for admission typically
    have A Level grades of A/A and Cambridge Pre-U
    grades of Distinction.

28
The Cambridge learner from Dukes perspective
  • Cambridge learners apply from around the world,
    including in the US
  • The skills they acquire match the programs goals
  • From a Maryland teacher
  • The AICE Higher Math program, although less
    well known than the AP program, also covers
    calculus is very rigorous, and challenges
    students with questions that apply critical
    thinking skills. The need to process what
    information is important, what information is
    needed, and what skills are needed to find this
    information stretch even the most able students.
    Topics are constantly intermingled.
  • Cambridge learners typically receive our top two
    curriculum ratings (equivalent to 7?10 AP courses
    or more).

29
The Cambridge learner from Dukes perspective
  • Its no coincidence that AP has launched the AP
    Capstone
  • The need for a curriculum that is rigorous,
    flexible and integrated has never been higher
  • The Cambridge curriculum in its various
    manifestations meets these needs, particularly
    with the Global Perspectives Research sequence.

30
GPR Statement of Support
  • Students who have challenged themselves with a
    rigorous curriculum, developed strong critical
    thinking skills, and experienced
    interdisciplinary learning in a global context
    will be poised to make the most of their college
    experience. The Cambridge Global Perspectives
    Research (GPR) curriculum provides an excellent
    opportunity for students to develop those skills.
  • The Cambridge GPR experience not only promotes
    rigorous curricular content, but also equips
    students with the independent research,
    collaborative team work, and twenty-first century
    knowledge and skills essential to success in
    college and in todays interconnected world. The
    Cambridge GPR A Level combines in-depth
    subject-matter study with an interdisciplinary
    seminar-style curriculum based on issues of
    global importance in which students engage
    collaboratively and independently on
    presentations and research projects.

31
GPR Statement of Support (continued)
  • The aims of the Cambridge GPR A Level are
  • Engagement with a rigorous college-level
    curriculum
  • Promotion of a critical, questioning approach to
    information
  • Development of disciplined and scholarly research
    skills applied to topics of global relevance.
  • Sign up at www.cie.org.uk/gprstatementofsupport

32
Recognition database
www.cie.org.uk/recognitionsearch
33
Recognition database hits 20122014
34
Any questions?
35
Learn more! Getting in touch with Cambridge is
easy
  • Email Val at sismey.v_at_cie.org.uk
  • Customer Services info_at_cie.org.uk

www.cie.org.uk/gprstatementofsupport www.cie.org.u
k/recognitionsearch http//college.artsandscience
s.virginia.edu/iclec
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