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IEB

IEB stands for the Independent Examinations Board. It is an assessment body that is accredited by Umalusi, the South African statutory body responsible for quality assurance for school and adult assessments. The IEB offers external assessment in accordance with legislation and Umalusi directives for schools registered with it. The significance of its independence now is to provide an alternate voice on curriculum and assessment matters, to contribute positively to debate on educational issues and to provide an approach that ensures that independent schools are accommodated in respect of their needs and desires within the South African education framework, for the greater good of our country. The IEB sees itself as a partner in our country’s education system, supporting that which needs to be supported with whatever we have to contribute.

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CIE

CIE stands for Cambridge International Examinations and is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds. Cambridge programmes and qualifications are offered in more than 9000 schools in over 160 countries. CIE is a department of the University of Cambridge and is approved by Ofqual, the UK government exams regulator, preparing school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. These international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. Three stages are offered at Ashton: Cambridge Primary, Cambridge Secondary 2 (IGCSE) and Cambridge Advanced. This curriculum benefits students in that it is an internationally recognised qualification offering excellence in education that provides a Learner-centred approach that is progressive and flexible with comprehensive support for students and teachers.

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INDEPENDENT EXAMINATIONS

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CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS

GRADE 9

FORM 2

Continue with seven examinable subjects in preparation for IEB examinations. One subject is dropped at the end of Grade 9 for Grade 10.

Continue with seven examinable subjects in preparation for IGCSE examinations

GRADE 10

FORM 3

Continue with seven examinable subjects (including Life Orientation) in preparation for IEB examinations.

Continue with seven examinable subjects in preparation for IGCSE examinations - written at the end of Form 3. With special dispensation, students may transfer to IEB at the end of this year. To continue with AS/A Level students must obtain a minimum of 70% overall average at the end of Form 3 and all subjects must be written on the extended level.

GRADE 11

FORM 4

Continue with seven examinable subjects (including LO) in preparation for IEB examinations.

Students select a minimum of five Advanced Subsidiary subjects or a combination of Advanced Subsidiary and A Level subjects.

GRADE 12

FORM 5

Continue with seven examinable subjects (including LO) in preparation for IEB examinations.

Continue with selected subjects in preparation for AS/A examinations.