In­ter­na­tional education choices

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ex­am­i­na­tions, the pro­gramme is flex­i­ble in the sense that you are able to switch ma­jors within the first two years of the course.

It also re­quires you to take sub­jects out­side of your cho­sen ma­jor and en­cour­ages class­room par­tic­i­pa­tion so that you have a well- rounded ex­pe­ri­ence and the skills to work with peo­ple from dif­fer­ent fields.

Cana­dian Pre- Univer­sity ( CPU) and Cana­dian In­ter­na­tional

CIMP pro­grammes of­fer a wide range of sub­ject op­tions from busi­ness, en­gi­neer­ing and sci­ence to sub­jects re­lated to the arts, to cater to the di­verse in­ter­ests of stu­dents.

In ad­di­tion to com­plet­ing course­work that en­com­passes tests, at­ten­dance and quizzes that make up 70% of the over­all as­sess­ment, stu­dents must sit for a fi­nal year ex­am­i­na­tion to cover the re­main­ing 30%.

The pro­grammes are also unique as you are re­quired to per­form 10 hours of com­mu­nity in­volve­ment or out­reach to grad­u­ate.

Com­ple­tion of the pro­gramme leads to an On­tario Sec­ondary School Diploma, which is sim­i­larly awarded to stu­dents who com­plete 12th Grade of Cana­dian high school.

South Aus­tralian Cer­tifi­cate of Education In­ter­na­tional ( SACE In­ter­na­tional) and Aus­tralian Ma­tric­u­la­tion ( AUSMAT)

SACE In­ter­na­tional ( pre­vi­ously South Aus­tralian Ma­tric­u­la­tion or SAM) and AUSMAT pro­grammes are in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised and equiv­a­lent to a Year 12 Aus­tralian high school course.

Your over­all grades are based on a mix­ture of school as­sess­ments through­out the year as well as ex­ter­nal ex­am­i­na­tions at the end of the se­mes­ter.

For stu­dents study­ing the SACE In­ter­na­tional cur­ricu­lum, course­work con­trib­utes to 70% of the over­all score while it is 50% in the AUSMAT pro­gramme.

Both pro­grammes are suit­able for stu­dents who have ei­ther a clear ca­reer path in mind or those who are un­sure about a de­gree to study in univer­sity.

For ex­am­ple, you can take sub­jects such as math­e­mat­ics and eco­nom­ics if you are cer­tain of build­ing a ca­reer in busi­ness, or chem­istry and bi­ol­ogy for a ca­reer in biomed­i­cal sci­ence and nutri­tion.

Af­ter com­plet­ing the course and be­ing awarded ei­ther the South or West Aus­tralian Cer­tifi­cate of Education that are both recog­nised within the Aus­tralian Qual­i­fi­ca­tion Frame­work, you are el­i­gi­ble to ap­ply to top univer­si­ties in Aus­tralia, New Zealand, the UK, US and across Asia.

With the va­ri­ety of pre- univer­sity cour­ses on of­fer, stu­dents can choose one that best fits their aca­demic and ex­tracur­ric­u­lar pref­er­ences.

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