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Term Dates

Present Term Dates

Our school has two school calendars. Students follow the calendar that aligns with their class start date. Fresh classes begin in February and September. You can find our term dates for the upcoming intake below. Dates for the next intake will be released in the coming months.

Key application dates
Edexcel AorakiEdexcel GreenwichAP
Regular application deadline1st July1st August1st August
Late application deadline1st August1st September1st September
Student Orientation25th July22nd August22nd August
Term 1/First SemesterAugust 2 - October 1September 6 - December 7September 2 - December 3
Term 2/ Second SemesterOctober 18 - December 11January 5 - April 1, 2022January 3 – April 29, 2022
Term 3February 1 - May 27, 2022April 19 - May 27, 2022--
ExamsMay/June 2022May/June 2022May 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions

When do classes start?

CGA has 2 calendars:

  • Southern Hemisphere school calendar (Feb – Dec)
  • Northern Hemisphere school calendar (Sept – July)

New classes start in February and Sept and each class lasts for roughly nine months, followed by an examination period. Examinations are usually held in June/July and October/November.

Where are external exams sat?

In New Zealand, examinations have to be sat in a physical property approved by Pearson Edexcel. Initially, this will be in Newmarket, Auckland. Additional examination centres will be approved throughout New Zealand.

Internationally, there are hundreds of approved examination centres. You can find an examination centre near you on Find a Pearson centre.

When are the examinations?

Pearson Edexcel examinations will be held in January, June and October for most International AS/A2 subjects, and January and June for most International GCSE subjects.

English Literature will be examined in January and June.

Can I start from any time?

Yes. Please reach out to our Enrolment Team to create a plan that ensures the student is able to catch up on missed classes.

How long do the qualifications take? Can I take them faster?

The standard duration for International GCSE and International AS-Level courses is 12 months each, and a further 12 months for International A-Level courses. It is possible, however, for highly motivated students to complete the qualification more quickly.

You can take as many subjects at different levels at any given time.

If needed, you can sit your examination at a later date. This is something that can be explored with your academic support team.