There’s a common perception that Cambridge International only suits the brightest learners. But at ACG Tauranga, we believe there’s nothing more satisfying for young people than rising to a challenge. We talk to our students about their transition from the NZ curriculum to Cambridge.
“It took quite a long time to adjust to the Cambridge curriculum – probably around six months of hard work to be comfortably achieving the marks I wanted.
The largest difference would be the structure of the Cambridge curriculum. It allows me clear sight of where I need to be sitting in order to achieve what I want early on and improve throughout the year. Along with this, the increase in productivity during class time and frequent testing are positive aspects that track my progress toward my goals.
My favourite subject is physics because of the way it’s structured around formula and has obvious practical applications. Unlike other subjects, there is a definitive right or wrong.
The most enjoyable aspect of Cambridge is the access to information it has allowed me. The level of learning is challenging, but rewarding and provides me with a great foundation for university and later in life.”