Extracurriculars & Community
Our academic, extracurricular and leadership opportunities are purposefully crafted for students who love to learn and want to meaningfully extend themselves beyond the classroom to make a tangible impact on their world.
Explore our curriculum, subject offerings, enrolment options, extracurricular opportunities, community support systems and student leadership structure here.
With personalised educational roadmaps, there is an Academic pathway for all varieties of learners at Crimson Global Academy.
We offer year-long, university recognised and accelerated International GCSE and International A-Level courses ordinarily suitable to high school-aged students.
We also offer a multi-year pre-International GCSE programme for younger and EAL learners to support their transition into our academically rigorous senior level curricula.
The classroom is just one corner of the learning playground available to Crimson Global Academy students who are yearning to see theories translate to reality in their curious, global and limitless surroundings.
We offer an enriched suite of intellectual, cultural, arts, sporting and leadership opportunities for our students.
Extracurricular activities are participation based, meaning that interested students are welcome and encouraged to participate, even if only at a recreational level.
Secondary school is as much about emotional and personal development as it is about academic progress.
From a dedicated student psychiatrist, Community Hubs to Social, University and Career Counseling, we passionately provide a diverse amalgamation of programmes and support systems to ensure that students may holistically develop at Crimson Global Academy.
We recognise the deep value of providing students with safe spaces in which to explore their unique identities and find communities they resonate with.
What is the curriculum that CGA uses?
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. This qualification is internationally recognised and, currently, Pearson Edexcel exams are sat by over 3 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 recognise 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 recognised curricula for top universities and CGA is looking forward to launching this program.
How does an online school compare with traditional schools?
In many respects, online schooling removes much of the inefficiency and rigidity that is common in traditional brick-and-mortar schools. No time wasted in the physical coordination of large groups, no paper-based administration, no limitations on a student’s progress in a big class, no barriers to acceleration, no passive learning, no school uniform and no one-size-fits-all approach.
At CGA, you can’t hide in the back row. Every student is seen and heard, and no one is left behind. Learning time is precious, and learning analytics help CGA keep track of a student’s cognitive and behavioural development. The same discipline that exists at a brick-and-mortar school is valued online, and your academic support team will help you stay on track every step of the way.
Is Online High Schooling harder than traditional local high schooling?
This is a tricky question to answer, however the answer is usually ‘No’. This is not because students are not academically challenged, but rather because Crimson Global Academy can be more accomodating and personalised to the demanding or unusual schedules of our students and families. This often means that our students are able to achieve more, faster.
How does Crimson Global Academy schedule our classes?
There are two streams of classes:
Regardless of whether classes are full-time or part-time, students will be expected to complete, on average, 2-3 hours of homework per week for each subject.
We know how important scheduling is to our CGA families as an organised timetable enables students to achieve their goals outside of the classroom. Students will submit their schedule availability before each term and the schedule will be set with these considerations in mind.
We know that students may have extended commitments outside of the classroom (e.g. competing at major sporting events or participating in Model United Nations). In these cases, students and parents will be responsible for the student keeping up with any coursework that is missed.
Students are required to complete a consistent amount of coursework per delivery week and are required to attend all classes.
Does CGA offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses?
CGA is excited to offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses beginning this November. 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 recognise 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 recognised curricula for top universities and CGA is looking forward to launching this program.