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CAMBRIDGE ICE

Cambridge ICE is a group award at the upper secondary level. It allows for the offering of a broad and balanced curriculum by recognising the achievements of learners who pass examinations in at least seven Cambridge IGCSE subjects from five different subject groups, including two different languages, mathematics and Cambridge Global Perspectives. This award provides technical and foundational access to the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), the Cambridge award that facilitates seamless access to higher education and/or entry to the workplace. Learners who enrol for support at Boston for the ICE will be counselled on subject selections based on their post-school intentions and in relation to selection requirements for the AICE.   Cambridge Assessment International Education is part of the University of Cambridge and has offered international school awards for over 160 years. Renowned globally, the Cambridge awards are recognised for the high standards set and the curriculum rigour.  

Helpful hints: 

•    If Global Perspectives is chosen in Group 2 then: must select one in Group 3, one in Group 5, and option to select one in either Group 1, 2, 3 or 5.
•    If Global Perspectives is chosen in Group 2 then: option to select two in Group 3 and must select one in Group 5.
•    If Global Perspectives is chosen in Group 2 then: must select one in Group 3 and option to select two in Group 5.
•    If Global Perspectives is chosen in Group 5 then: must select one in Group 2, one in Group 3, and option to select one in either Groups 1, 2, 3 or 5.
•    If Global Perspectives is chosen in Group 5 then: option to select two in Group 2 and must select one in Group 3.
•    If Global Perspectives is chosen in Group 5 then: must select one in Group 2 and option to select two in Group 3.

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•    If Global Perspectives is chosen in Group 2 and Environmental Management is chosen in Group 2 then: must select one in Group 3, and one in Group 5.
•    If Global Perspectives is chosen in Group 2 and Environmental Management is chosen in Group 3 then: must select one in Group 5 and one from either Groups 1, 2, 3 or 5.
•    If Global Perspectives is chosen in Group 5 and Environmental Management is chosen in Group 2 then: must select one from Group 3, and option to select one from Groups 1,2,3 or 5.
•    If Global Perspectives is chosen in Group 5 and Environmental Management is chosen in Group 3 then: must select one in Group 2, and option to select one from Groups 1,2,3 or 5.

What do I require to Pass a Subject?
While the focus is on the high-stakes examination events at the exit-point of the award, i.e. the sitting of Cambridge International Examinations per subject, the following applies:
The majority of subjects are graded A*, A, B, C, D, E wherein E is an outright fail.
A few subjects consist of Core and Extended curriculums wherein the Extended curriculum has additional assessment requirements.
•    Subjects where the Core curriculum for assessment is chosen are graded C, D, E, F and G where G is an outright fail.
•    Subjects where the Extended curriculum for assessment is chosen are graded A*, A, B, C, D, E where E is an outright fail.

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THE CAMBRIDGE ICE CERTIFICATE
Students can qualify for Cambridge ICE over two series provided they take place within a period of 13 months. This would mean from June to the following November or June; or from November to the following June or November. Students who achieve ICE in one series will receive an ICE Statement of Results and two separate IGCSE and ICE Certificates. Two series ICE students will receive a certificate for the individual subjects taken at the end of the first series and two separate IGCSE and ICE certificates at the end of the second series.