Cambridge International Examinations
Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) were offered for the first time in the fall of 2014 at The English School. We provided our high school students with the opportunity to take the Cambridge examinations in four subjects: English Literature, European History, Psychology and Finnish as a Second Language. Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the world’s largest provider of international education programs and qualifications for learners age 5 to 19. CIE is part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge, renowned for excellence in education. Cambridge International AS and A Levels are recognized around the world by schools, universities and employers. The qualifications are accepted as proof of academic ability for entry to universities worldwide.
AS Levels represent the first half of an A Level course, but may also be taken as a freestanding qualification. The content and difficulty of an AS Level examination (1 point) is equivalent to the first half of a corresponding A Level (2 points). AS and A Levels are accepted in all UK universities. University course credit and advanced standing is often available for AS and A Levels in countries such as Australia, Canada and the United States.
Exams are held in October/November and May/June. Grading is from A through E. Grade A is awarded for the highest level of achievement and E for the lowest. U means ungraded. Results are issued in January and August. Exam dates and times are given by Cambridge and are binding; the tests are offered only on those days.
The English School follows the Finnish curriculum, which overlaps but does not directly prepare students for the Cambridge exams. Taking exams in subjects other than English, History and Psychology, requires a great deal of independent preparation by students. For more information, please consult with the Cambridge coordinator.