After the first two years of high school, students may choose to take external examinations accredited by the Cambridge Assessment International Education organization in the United Kingdom. Students receive an International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) for each successfully completed course. For students that do not require the IGCSE qualification for their next academic destination, they may choose to complete internal examinations that are set, marked and moderated here at BIS Houston. Upon the successful completion of the internal examination series, students receive credits towards our BIS Houston High School Diploma which captures their academic performance over the four year High School programme (Years 10, 11, 12 and 13).
A key priority for both pathways is to ensure our students are fully prepared for the IB Diploma Programme.
Upon finishing Year 11 (equivalent to grade 10), our students embark on the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP) with some students opting for our alternative Career-related Program (IBCP) which currently offers the BTEC Level 3 qualification in Business.