Barakat International School programs and qualifications
Cambridge international system is the world’s largest provider of international education programs and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds which is trusted for excellence in education. Our qualifications are recognized by the world’s universities and employers.
With Cambridge programs and qualifications your child is joining a community of learners from more than 9000 schools over 160 countries. We have created our programs and qualifications for students worldwide but we make sure there is plenty of space for local content too.
Our programs and qualifications have four stages. A number of progression tests are built in all stages of Cambridge program which enable teachers to assess your child’s progress at each stage. These tests are valuable for you and your school to understand your child’s strength, identify areas where more help is required and pave the way for students to continue their higher education in famous universities around the world.
Cambridge stages and exams’ chart
1- Preschool 4 to 6 years old
2- C. Primary Grade 1 to 5
3- C. secondary 1 11-14 year old
4- C. secondary 2 14-16 year old
5- C. Advanced 16-19 year old
1- Cambridge primary (Kinder garden- Grade 6)
Cambridge primary is a great place for your children to start their learning journey. Cambridge primary enables learners to build their knowledge and skills progressively through each year of the program. It is an excellent preparation for Cambridge secondary1 and progression to other educational systems.
Cambridge primary checkpoint is an optional test for learners in the final year of Cambridge primary qualifications and is available in English, math and science. Your child will receive a statement of achievement after exam and you will receive a detailed feedback on your child’s performance.
2- Cambridge secondary 1 (grades 7 and 8)
Cambridge secondary 1 is the next step for students’ secondary education. This program increases learners’ knowledge and skills through each year of their education. This step prepares learners for post 14 education programs and lead to formal qualifications.
Cambridge secondary1 checkpoint is also an optional test in the final year of Cambridge seondary1 qualifications. This test helps your school advise learners on different progression routes after age 14 and choose the one that will be most suitable for your child.
3- Cambridge secondary 2 (IGCSE) Grades 9 and 10
Learners develop a strong understanding of each subject they study. We offer over 70 subjects across language, math, sciences, arts and technical subjects, giving your child a wide choice of subject areas. They can choose to study social or scientific subjects by using the experience of their Checkpoint exams. After this step your child will be fully prepared for pre university study including Cambridge international AS and A level. Many universities worldwide require a combination of Cambridge IGCSEs and Cambridge A level to meet their entry requirements. Leading US and Canadian universities require Cambridge international AS and A levels but some US and Canadian colleges and universities also accept students with five Cambridge IGCSEs at grade C or above.
Cambridge IGCSE test is in the final year of Cambridge seondary2 qualifications.
4- AS and A level (grades 11 and 12)
The wide variety of subjects available at Cambridge international AS and A level means your child can choose a study route that suits their interests and aspirations. They will develop a deep understanding of the subjects they study. Cambridge international AS and A level qualifications are taken by over 175000 learners every year. These students gain places at leading universities worldwide including UK, US, Canada and New Zealand. All UK universities and over 450 US universities accept Cambridge international A level qualifications including Harvard, MIT, Stanford and Yale in US and Canada.
Cambridge As and A level test is in the final year of Cambridge As and A level qualifications.
School helps students fill out the forms and submit them to British Council to take all Cambridge International exams (Checkpoint, IGCSE, AS and A level). All of them will be marked in Cambridge.