Last weekend St. Peter’s was the proud host for two Cambridge International Examinations training courses. The trainers came from the UK whereas the teachers came not only from other International Schools in Spain but also from many other European countries.
The IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Examination) is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 – 16 year olds. It provides excellent preparation both for Cambridge Advanced (A Levels) and for subsequent Bachillerato studies.
The courses were for Cambridge IGCSE Information and Communication Technology (ICT) , which pupils prepare for and take in Pre U Foundation (4th ESO.) The other course was Cambridge IGCSE Art & Design, which can be taken at the end of Pre U 1.
The courses were aimed at teachers of these two subjects in an endeavor to give them the opportunity to see how exam papers are assessed and how best to go about preparing candidates (exam pupils) for the exams in question. St. Peter’s own subject teachers for IGCSE Art and ICT also took part in the training.
On the whole it was an enjoyable and worthwhile experience for all those involved and we hope to be able to host similar events in the future.
Sara Dowsett – International Exams Officer
Joan Rovira Sanz – Joint Venture Manager