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What is the Pre-International GCSE Programme?

The Pre-International GCSE focuses on the core academic subjects needed for success in later high school. Split across Stage 1 and Stage 2, the content is roughly equivalent to Years 7 - 9 of the local Australian curriculum.

Full-time CGA students study five subjects: maths, English, science and Global Citizenship with an elective of either commerce or computer science. Students also have an hour of class for Personal, Social, Health and Economics (PSHE) once a week.

Students take an internal examination at the end of the course.

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Pre-International GCSE Stages
Stage 1Stage 2
Typical age range12-1313-14
Length1 year1 year
Number of subjects for Full-Time5-65-6
Number of subjects for Part-Time1-21-2

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Frequently Asked Questions

What curriculum does CGA use?

CGA uses the International GCSE and International Advanced Level (A-Level) curriculum, as well as offering Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

The International GCSE and International Advanced Level (A-Level) curriculum is provided by Pearson Edexcel and Cambridge. This qualification is internationally recognised and, currently, these exams are sat by over 4 million students in 6500 schools in 120 countries. The International Advanced Level qualification is usually a two-year programme. International AS exams count for half of the final International A-Level grade.

AP courses allow high school students to take classes at the US university level. They allow students to study 38 subjects in-depth and prepare them for college level work. Most US universities recognize AP credit as college credit. The AP Program offers several awards for high achievement. Each year, over 2.8 million students take AP exams, with most students taking multiple APs during the course of their high school careers. AP is one of the most recognized curricula for top universities and CGA is looking forward to launching this program.

Can I take British curriculum subjects while I am a IB/NCEA student?

Yes. Students should talk to a CGA Enrolment Team about University Entry requirements and subject choice.

After I graduate from CGA, can I go to university in the US/UK/NZ or any other countries?

Yes, you will be well prepared to apply to enter any university in the world. As always, university entrance is competitive and successful entry will be dependent on not only a successful academic background but a breadth of co-curricular activity, which is encouraged and supported at CGA.

Will CGA students receive transcripts and official High School Graduation?

Students will receive regular and timely CGA Academic Transcripts, which detail grades and likely or expected final examination grades.

Each class will have a combination of examinations, mid-term tests and project-based assessments (individual and group).

In order to officially graduate from High School, a student must meet the NZQA High School Graduation requirements. The requirements usually involve taking at least 3 A-Levels and 5 International GCSE subjects. Specific subjects must be taken from different subject groups and graduation will depend on their full subject completion.

Our Academic Advisors will ensure that students select the right subjects to meet graduation requirements and provide the best opportunities beyond high school.