The British International College South Africa aims to provide students of above average academic ability with a learning environment in which their potential can be realized.
Working through the Cambridge International Examination syllabuses at the College where they are taught in small classes by highly qualified and experienced lecturers, students have the opportunity to secure their future by developing the skills and knowledge that students of similar age are developing all over the world.
Studying in a safe, informal college environment, students mature and become highly motivated. The social and communication skills so essential to success in any career today are given full opportunity to develop. Accelerated learning techniques and study skills are taught to enhance academic abilities.
The Cambridge system is highly flexible, allowing a unique curriculum to be designed for each individual student. The examinations held in June and November each year, are set and marked at the University of Cambridge International Examinations Syndicate in the United Kingdom and the qualifications are conferred by this prestigious educational institution.
The Cambridge philosophy of education not only provides students with knowledge and skills but encourages them to apply these to the real world in a critical and independent way. The courses are demanding and challenging and thoroughly prepare students for University study and for the demands of modern life.
Designed to develop students’ potential to its fullest, this programme engages them in physical and creative activities as well as speed-reading, philosophy and community service. Students are able to achieve the Duke of Edinburgh/President’s Award, a highly desirable asset for an applicant to University. Students are offered the opportunity to gain real world work experience in order to help them plan their future. Guidance for tertiary studies and careers is offered. Cambridge IT skills and Thinking skills certification is available.
British International College has been fortunate to retain the services of Mrs. Margaret Oshry (B.A; UED; B. Ed; M. Ed) as Dean of the College. This well-known educationist, previously head of teaching practice at the Johannesburg College of Education, comes with several years of experience in the establishment and management of Cambridge courses. The Director of Studies is widely recognized as an expert on mathematics and science education.
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