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Avenor College International High School is following the Cambridge Curriculum and is authorized to offer IGCSE and International A levels qualifications. Avenor College International High School offers two stages of study:

IGCSE - International General Certificate of Education 

Advanced AS/A2

IGCSE - International General Certificate of Education 

The IGCSE level covers the first two years of high school - Grades 9 and 10 in the Romanian system / years 10 and 11 of KS4 in the British system. IGCSE is a two-year course with official examinations held at the end of the cycle*. 

Students will follow the following core IGCSE subjects:

    • Mathematics
    • English language
    • English literature
    • Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Modern foreign languages (French, Spanish, German)

Students will study additional IGCSE subjects:

    • Business Studies
    • Art & Design
    • Computer Science
    • History
    • Global Perspectives
    • Drama

They will also undertake co-curricular subjects, enhancing their learning experience:

    • Romanian
    • Learning outside of the classroom (LOTC)
    • Physical education
    • PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)
 

In addition, high-school students benefit from an internship programme in their areas of interest and may choose to engage in The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, a programme of personal development recognised and admired by universities and employers worldwide.

*IGCSE and A level examinations are scheduled for May/June and/or October/November and are prepared by Cambridge International Examinations. The completed papers are then returned to Cambridge where they are marked by specialist examiners. The results are announced officially in mid-August each year.

Advanced AS/A2

The Advanced Level Examination has two parts: AS and A2. The Advanced level covers the final two years of high school - Grades 11 and 12 in the Romanian system/ Years 12 and 13 of KS5 in the British system - and prepares students for University entrance. 

This concludes the final two years of High School. Students will study 3 or 4 subjects at AS and 3 subjects at A2 level. The choice of subjects studied should be closely linked to future university study plans. There are examinations* at the end of each year of study, and AS must be achieved in order to progress to the full A Level.

In Grade 11 students choose 3 or 4 A-Level subjects:

    • Mathematics
    • Psychology
    • Sciences (Biology, Physics, Chemistry)
    • Economics
    • English literature
    • Computer Science
    • Media Studies
    • Modern Foreign Languages (French, German, Spanish)
    • History
    • Art & Design

They will also study co-curricular subjects enhancing their learning experience:

  • Romanian Language and Literature
  • Physical education
  • LOTC
  • PSHE

In addition, high-school students benefit from an internship programme in their areas of interest and may choose to engage in The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, a programme of personal development recognised and admired by universities and employers worldwide.

*IGCSE and A level examinations are scheduled for May/June and/or October/November and are prepared by Cambridge International Examinations. The completed papers are then returned to Cambridge where they are marked by specialist examiners. The results are announced officially in mid-August each year.