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IGCSE Orientation



IGCSE Orientation : 

 The International General Certificate for Secondary Education (IGCSE) Department held its orientation to the parents and students from Grade 8 level last February 19, 2018 at Awal Hall from 9AM to 10AM.

Miss Yhen, the IGCSE coordinator introduced the IGCSE program to the attendees discussing the benefits of taking IG, the subjects being offered, the marking system being followed and other rules and points to be considered when a student is part of the program. Miss Yhen discussed thoroughly important matters of the IGCSE program as she mentioned the different tracks offered, mock exams, board exams, class work, homework and the different components of the question paper being provided by Cambridge Assessment International Examination. IGCSE is being supervised closely by Cambridge International Examinations which required its takers to take the board exams given by them. Some of the alumni of the IGCSE program of APG School had reaped the fruits of their labors as they become doctors, engineers and other professionals.
Parents as they sat with their respective child listened attentively and asked questions that enlightened the gray areas of the said program.
Miss Yhen advised students to see Miss Zainab, the career counselor of the school, if they are not sure of their track or they have not decided of what course they are going to pick in college.
The orientation was attended by the Middle and High School principal, Miss Ebtisam Al Zeera, who also gave her thoughts and inspiration to the students and parents to embrace excellence and globalization.

Likewise, there were students who shared their experience as takers of the IG program. Maryam Fouad said that the program is both challenging and exciting. Parents should be the source of inspiration. Fatima Abdulla Habib mentioned that cramming is not the ball game. One has to work smarter and harder. Fatima reiterated that she changed in IGCSE, she became matured. She added that students should prepare well for the board exams, they have to be serious. Fatima Hassan from 10A shared her experience in the program. She was scared at first but came to realize that it’s in fact easy as long as you study and you always prepare. She asked students to embrace the challenges and make the most of it. Saleh Dhaif of 9D reminded Grade 8 students to prepare well. He made mentioned that he became a different guy by learning a lot from the program.