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.
“Even though we take the same subjects here, the subjects in Cambridge are more advanced. This gives me more of a challenge. I like being challenged. I have had to work a lot harder in Cambridge than in NCEA.
I prefer the structure of Cambridge which is helping me learn how to revise, build my knowledge and solidify concepts. I like having regular topic tests and practice exams so I can see how I am improving my knowledge and skills. We still do a lot of practical work which is great for memory.
I really like the structure. The cumulative assessment helps me revise and I know exactly what is expected. I really like getting an actual percentage rather than an Achieve, Merit or Excellence. I know exactly where I am at. I love that we don’t have credits. I feel like I am focussed on my learning, rather than collecting credits through an assessment which I often never revisit again.
I am much more motivated working towards the final Cambridge exams than I was gaining credits.”