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web dev club
CGA's Web Development Club

Soleil game
CGA's Digital Architects

science
How to Study Science Online

exams
How to get an A in A Level Biology

John Morris
Why John Morris Joined CGA

a level results
Study like a champion!

Manato
CGA Stories: Meet Manato

Game development
Gamer's Paradise: Learning to develop video games

A Level IB AP
A Levels, IB or APs: Which curriculum is for you?

Dr Hoshi and Yuko
In Conversation with Dr. Hoshi

University admissions
Understanding university admissions

Prizegiving
CGA's First Prizegiving!

Innovation
Tradition and Innovation in Education

Yuko
CGA Stories: Yuko

English courses
Comparing English Literature and Language

Ibrahim
CGA Stories: Ibrahim

web dev club
CGA's Web Development Club

Soleil game
CGA's Digital Architects

science
How to Study Science Online

exams
How to get an A in A Level Biology

John Morris
Why John Morris Joined CGA

a level results
Study like a champion!

Manato
CGA Stories: Meet Manato

Game development
Gamer's Paradise: Learning to develop video games

A Level IB AP
A Levels, IB or APs: Which curriculum is for you?

Dr Hoshi and Yuko
In Conversation with Dr. Hoshi

University admissions
Understanding university admissions

Prizegiving
CGA's First Prizegiving!

Innovation
Tradition and Innovation in Education

Yuko
CGA Stories: Yuko

English courses
Comparing English Literature and Language

Ibrahim
CGA Stories: Ibrahim

web dev club
CGA's Web Development Club

Soleil game
CGA's Digital Architects

science
How to Study Science Online

exams
How to get an A in A Level Biology

John Morris
Why John Morris Joined CGA

a level results
Study like a champion!

Manato
CGA Stories: Meet Manato

Game development
Gamer's Paradise: Learning to develop video games

A Level IB AP
A Levels, IB or APs: Which curriculum is for you?

Dr Hoshi and Yuko
In Conversation with Dr. Hoshi

University admissions
Understanding university admissions

Prizegiving
CGA's First Prizegiving!

Innovation
Tradition and Innovation in Education

Yuko
CGA Stories: Yuko

English courses
Comparing English Literature and Language

Ibrahim
CGA Stories: Ibrahim

web dev club
CGA's Web Development Club

Soleil game
CGA's Digital Architects

science
How to Study Science Online

exams
How to get an A in A Level Biology

John Morris
Why John Morris Joined CGA

a level results
Study like a champion!

Manato
CGA Stories: Meet Manato

Game development
Gamer's Paradise: Learning to develop video games

A Level IB AP
A Levels, IB or APs: Which curriculum is for you?

Dr Hoshi and Yuko
In Conversation with Dr. Hoshi

University admissions
Understanding university admissions

Prizegiving
CGA's First Prizegiving!

Innovation
Tradition and Innovation in Education

Yuko
CGA Stories: Yuko

English courses
Comparing English Literature and Language

Ibrahim
CGA Stories: Ibrahim

Guides

Web dev club
Learn, Create and Network

At CGA we encourage students to develop their interests outside the classroom by offering a variety of extracurricular activities.

Science
How to study science online

Recent CGA graduate Fatima Sourkatti shares her experience of studying science subjects online and some study tips.

exams
How to get an A in A Level Biology

Achieving success with the A-Level Biology exams can be challenging, and the team at CGA is here to share some tips for those wanting to succeed!

Yuhan
Study like a champion! Learn how to ace your A Level results.

Although everyone has a slightly different way of studying, below are some tips that helped CGA star student Yuhan through her subjects for A Levels.

Game Development
Gamer's Paradise: Learning to develop video games with CGA

What if you could develop your own games, apps or websites that could be later monetized? If those are your interests then the 3D Game Development Club is for you.

A Level IB AP
A Level, AP or IB: Which curriculum is right for you?

How do the top three international curricula compare on course structure, assessments and grading? Knowing this can help choose the one that's right for you.

A Level English
Comparing English Language and Literature

One of the most commonly-studied A Level subjects are English Literature and Language. However, there is a substantial difference between the two courses.

CGA Blog
All About the International GCSEs

- International GCSE and A Levels are an educational pathway available in some of the top high schools in New Zealand. A lot of the student...

CGA Blog
All About the International A-Levels

- International A Levels are an educational pathway available in some of the top high schools in New Zealand. Many studying this pathway wi...

CGA Blog
Guide: International GCSE English Literature

- The study of English Literature aims to engage students to develop their ability to read, examine, and respond to a wide range...

CGA Blog
Guide: International GCSE Mathematics

- International GCSE Mathematics is a core subject of the International GCSE curriculum. The subject is generally a requirement...

CGA Blog
Curriculum Choices: Globally Recognised?

- Most people are familiar with the three established high school education systems in New Zealand: NCEA, Cambridge (CAIE, formerly CIE) an...

CGA Blog
Curriculum Choices: The Exams

- Love it or hate it, everyone has strong opinions about exams and assessments. The exams and assessments you do differ greatly by what cur...

CGA Blog
Curriculum Choices: The Content

- Getting good grades, balancing extracurriculars with academics, maintaining a social life, and getting enough sleep… high school can be a...

CGA Blog
Secrets of Subject Selection

- High school is all about making good choices. Who to be friends with? What sports to play? What extracurriculars to be involved in?...

Essays and Interviews

CGA Blog
A Conversation with Stanford Online High School's Dr. Hoshi

CGA head student Yuko Nagakura recently sat down to speak with the head of Stanford Online High School, Dr. Hoshi, on his advice for online high school students.

Bob Fan
All about university admissions with CGA counselor Bob Fan

CGA student Ibrahim Imtiaz spoke to university admissions counselor Bob Fan on how students should prepare for their future.

CGA Blog
Tradition and Innovation in Education

Crimson Global Academy uses cutting edge technology to deliver online education which also includes the very best aspects of traditional teaching to students anywhere in the world.

CGA Blog
7 ways tech has changed the face of education

- Technology is part of our every day, making working and private life more enjoyable, more connected and more efficient. The same is true for education, where the possibilities...

CGA Blog
Why diversity and inclusion in the classroom matter

- Diversity and inclusion – which means including those from different cultural, geographic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, with differing...

CGA Blog
AI - a new era in education

- Artificial intelligence – AI – is no longer the stuff of science fiction. It’s already changing the way we teach and learn – for the better. It facilitates personalisation at scale based on...

CGA Blog
The Growing Role of Technology in Schools

- Education has been an active front runner amongst the various sectors that have had to rely on technology to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Quarantine and social distancing...

CGA Blog
3 Things Shaping the Future of Online Learning

- Over most of the past year, schools around the world have had to quickly shift from learning in classrooms to learning online due to...

CGA Blog
John Morris on COVID: An Educational Disruption Or A Catalyst For Change?

- The COVID-19 crisis has forced school closures in 188 countries, heavily disrupting the learning process of more than 1.7 billion students and curbing educational...

CGA Blog
Meet the Principals - John Morris

- In this mini-series, we get to know the Principals at Crimson Global Academy. Meet John Morris, ONZM, our Executive Principal. John’s many achievements include...

CGA Blog
Meet the Principals - Mark Phillips

- In this mini-series, we get to know the Principals at Crimson Global Academy. Meet our Principal, Mark Philips. Mark is deeply committed to helping students...

CGA Blog
What the COVID Lockdown Taught Us About Online Learning

- As New Zealand moves to Level 2 after 7 long weeks in lockdown, we know students and families up and down the country will be breathing s...