AICE Explained

About AICE

  1. What is AICE?
    The Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) is an international diploma that students can earn via an advanced academic curriculum and assessment program written and administered by the University of Cambridge International Examinations in England. The AICE program courses and examinations are offered during grades 11 and 12.(USA) There is a pre-AICE curriculum (IGCSE) for grades 9 and 10.

  2. What are the benefits of AICE?
    AICE not only prepares students for acceptance to a university with up to 45 hours of college credit, but it also provides them with the skills required to be successful once there.

  3. Does the AICE Diploma qualify me for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program?
    Yes, by earning the AICE Diploma and completing 100 hours of service during the high school years, a student will qualify for the Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholar Award which currently pays up to $101 per credit hour at a Florida public institution. Students completing an AICE curriculum but not earning the AICE Diploma may qualify for the Bright Futures Florida Medallion scholar award which currently pays up to $76 per credit hour at a Florida public institution.

  4. What do I have to do to earn an AICE Diploma?
    Students must pass six credits worth of examinations within a twenty-four month period. At least one examination must come from each of the three subject groups: Mathematics & Sciences, Languages, and Arts & Humanities. A levels earn 2 credits and AS levels earn 1 credit and can be combined to achieve 6 credits in total.

  5. What courses are included in the three AICE subject group areas?
    Prime School offers 18: English Language,Spanish Language, Portuguese Language, Literature in English, World History, Economics, Geography, Thinking Skills, Art and Design, Biology, Marine Science, Chemistry, Physics, Computing, Mathematics, Advanced Level Mathematics, Phys Ed and ICT.

  6. Can I choose the courses I would like to take and can I choose more than six AICE courses?
    Yes, you may choose the AICE examinations for which you would like to sit provided you choose one from each of the three subject groups. Additionally, you may choose as many AICE courses that your plan of study will allow.

  7. Do many universities give college credits for AICE exams passed?
    Yes. CIE publishes a list on their website (go towww.cie.org.uk click on the Cambridge International A/AS Level link then click on the ‘Recognition’ tab and then scroll down to the Recognition search) of US universities that have provided written statements of their AICE recognition policy. All public universities and community colleges in Florida award college credit for AICE exams passed.

  8. Will I have so much homework that I can’t I participate in sports and clubs?
    No. You will have homework each night but each year AICE students participate in sports and hold offices in every club on campus. Building team work and cooperative skills are important to every high school student, as well as learning to manage your study time and activities.

  9. What is a Graduation Option and what does it mean for an AICE student?
    The Florida Department of Education has determined that the AICE Diploma Curriculum is a graduation option. To graduate from high school, students must complete the pre-requisites and requirements of six AICE courses, one from each of the three areas. This means that a student in the Prime School AICE Program will have a broad, balanced curriculum designed to be successful in earning the AICE Diploma while gaining admittance to a university.

  10. How do I find out more about the AICE program at Prime School?
    Please contact the AICE office at Prime School at 21.923.54.96

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    Sixth Form Enrolment Procedures September 2012


     

    If you have not already applied to join the Sixth Form at Prime School but you would like to discuss your options, please see Miss Sofia from 8th to 16th August (IGCSE results day) or email Miss Edite at editerc@gmail.com, or info@primeschool.pt

     

    If you have already applied to join the Sixth Form or, are returning from Year 11, 12 or 13 please follow the arrangements below;


    Enrolment

     

    For further information please contact:

     

                                                    Edite Reina                                              

                                            Post 16 and WBQ Coordinator                                  
    editerc@gmail.com

     

     


     Year 11 Achievement Ceremony Friday May 11th

     


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