At the end of the two-year program, students in Honors courses are assessed through standardized exams, marked by examining boards in England. Based on their results, students are externally awarded IGCSE certificates for individual subjects, which are useful benchmarks of performance at age 16. Students in College Preparation courses sit internal exams and assessments.
Homework and Assessment
Students use an online homework portal called ManageBac, which records homework assignments and also houses worksheets and other class resources. Each subject sets one homework assignment per week that requires approximately one hour.
Teachers communicate with families about student achievement and progress in four academic reports during the school year. In each report, the teacher describes students' academic and social development and lists targets in for the student to concentrate on before the next report. Our teachers are highly trained in estimating and setting academic targets that challenge student learning.