Gateway offers a Cambridge Advanced Program of Studies for grades 6, 7, 8, and 9. The Cambridge/AICE Program is an internationally-recognized, pre-university curriculum which offers a rigorous and relevant program of studies and is sponsored by Cambridge University in England.
Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, Gateway will be offering a Cambridge International Primary Programme for grades 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. The Cambridge International Primary Programme from University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) develops English, Mathematics and Science skills in young children across the world. It provides a natural progression through the stages of primary education and focuses on what children should be able to do at each of the primary stages.
The Cambridge Program offers an international, pre-university curriculum and examination system that emphasizes the value of a broad and balanced study for academically able students.
The Cambridge curriculum aims to encourage the skills of independent research and investigation, the use of initiative and creativity and the application of knowledge and skills. A range of assessment techniques is used. Emphasis is placed on the use of externally marked examination papers by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and on compulsory practical work where appropriate.
An important principle of this examination system is that students are rewarded for positive achievement - what they know, understand, and can do - rather than being penalized for an accumulation of errors. This requires students to demonstrate a high level of literacy and the ability to organize knowledge and ideas to produce reasoned, written responses.
The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a two-year curriculum that provides a strong preparation for higher-level courses such as Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) and A.P. For the many courses students are required to sit for an external examination administered by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). Upon successful completion students receive individual subject certificates.
The Cambridge International Primary Programme also provides guidance for classroom teaching and learning. No part of the curriculum is compulsory. Schools can choose the parts that are right for their students, while following the national curriculum, or offer the entire programme on its own.
The Primary Programme is designed to help teachers and parents gain a greater understanding of their children’s abilities, and their strengths and weaknesses. This is very important, as it helps teachers to know which areas to focus on for each child.
Part of the way teachers assess children’s abilities, is by using Primary Programme Progression Tests, which are marked by the teacher. These tests enable teachers to tell where children are in their learning.
All children who complete the Primary Programme receive a Certificate of Achievement at the end of their primary education.
The Cambridge International Primary Programme is an excellent framework for learning in the primary years and provides a solid foundation for progression to secondary education, including Cambridge IGCSE and O Level.
For more information on the Cambridge Program, please visit http://www.cie.org.uk/countries/usa
A Cambridge student is one who:
University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) qualifications are taken in over 150 different countries and are recognized and accepted by universities, education providers and employers across the globe.
Cambridge international qualifications provide a route students can follow from the post-kindergarten stage to university entrance. CIE provides world-class support for teachers through publications, online resources, training workshops and professional development
Admission to the CAPS will be based on the following:
Please contact Jeff Armsworth, Cambridge Coordinator, (grades 6-8) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jaime Trotter, Cambridge Coordinator, (grades 1-5) at email@example.com to arrange an appointment or to learn more.