There are many types of assessment to suit different learners – oral, coursework and practical. This broadens opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning, particularly when their first language is not English.
Look carefully at the assessment sections in the options booklet – play to your strengths – Do the assessments contain coursework, exams, essays, or short questions?
International GCSEs are graded from A*, which is the highest grade available, followed by grades from A to G. Although getting any of these grades means that a candidate has passed the exam, many universities and employers regard getting a C or better in a subject as important. We would expect our pupils to be capable of getting C grades or better in their exams. Many pupils gain much higher grades than this, with a number gaining A and A* grades across a wide range of subjects.
In Years 10 and 11 everyone takes English (as a First or Second Language; English Literature is also an option), Mathematics, Sciences and a Modern Foreign Language. Pupils are also expected to study Kazakh to help them appreciate the language and culture of the country and prepare them for their future as global citizens.