Within this site you will find everything that you need to know about the Cambridge program here at Rockledge High School.
The Cambridge program offers an international, pre-university curriculum and examination system provided from Cambridge University in England that emphasizes the value of a broad and balanced study for academically able students.
The Cambridge curriculum aims to encourage the skills of independent research and investigation, the use of initiative and creativity, and the application of knowledge and skills. The curriculum offered is internationally recognized as a university-level qualification and provides students with the flexibility to complete an individualized program of study. An important principle of this examination system is that students are rewarded for positive achievement – what they know, understand, and can do – rather than being penalized for an accumulation of errors. This requires students to demonstrate a high level of literacy and the ability to organize knowledge and ideas to produce reasoned, written responses.
The AICE program of study offers students one of the most demanding and rigorous college preparatory programs in the world. AICE courses and examinations in the United States are equivalent to first-year college and university courses. Most universities in the United States award students advanced standing and academic credit for Cambridge examinations passed. Today, all students passing AICE examinations may earn up to 45 hours of college credit at all public universities and colleges in Florida, and the state’s Bright Futures program recognizes AICE diploma recipients who also complete the required community service hours with the Florida Academic Scholars Scholarship.
The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a two-year curriculum that provides a strong preparation for the higher level courses of the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE). Students take IGCSE (also known as Pre-AICE courses) in the 9th and 10th grades. Students then move on to the AICE courses in 11th and 12th grades. For many courses in both the IGCSE and AICE curriculum, students are required to sit for an external examination administered by the University of Cambridge International Examinations.
At RHS, we offer the following Pre-AICE Courses:
- Biology, Chemistry, Physics
- Mathematics I, II, and III
- English Language and English Literature
- Modern World History
RHS also offers the following AICE Courses:
- Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Management, Marine Science
- Thinking Skills
- English Language, Spanish Language, French Language
- General Paper, English Literature
- Modern European History, United States History
- Business Studies
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