Curriculum and Assessment

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The curriculum in Upper School allows students to continue to deepen their understanding, knowledge and skills in their chosen areas of particular interest, related to both their future and intended pathways beyond school.

 

The Upper School is divided into two main stages, both following the international secondary programme from Cambridge University:

 

At each stage, students are given choice over what subjects to pursue, guided by teachers and relevant school leaders; being able to tailor their study programme to their individual interests and intended career. In each subject, the curriculum allows greater conceptual understanding and encourages connection to their community and world around them. 

Forms 9 and 10 - IGCSE Programme

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is an internationally recognised qualification for school students.

Cambridge IGCSE provides a broad and flexible study programme and covers subjects from a variety of areas. It is designed to be suitable for students with varying levels of ability and whose first language may not be English.

 

CLIP offers the following subjects:

 

Form 9Form 10

COMPULSORY:

COMPULSORY:

English

Portuguese

Foreign Language

Mathematics

Computer Science

Chemistry

Physics

Biology

History

Physical Education

English

Portuguese

Foreign Language

Mathematics

Computer Science

Physical Education

ELECTIVES:

ELECTIVES:

 

Business Studies

Economics

Art

Drama

 

Chemistry

Physics

Biology

History

Business Studies

Economics

Art

Drama

Forms 11 and 12 – A-Levels (AICE Diploma)

The AICE diploma is a group award diploma of Cambridge University that requires the study from the three different areas: Mathematics and Science; Languages; and Arts and Humanities.  Students have a high degree of flexibility in choosing their own academic programme. Each student can choose any combination on the following subjects as long as they complete 7 credits over a period of 25 months, with one compulsory credit on Global Perspectives.

 

Each subject is offered at AS or A levels. One AS subject represents one credit, while an A-level subject represents two credits.

 

CLIP offers the following subjects:

 

Group A: Mathematics and Sciences

Group B: Languages

Group C: Arts and Humanities

Biology

Chemistry

Computer

Science

Environmental Management

Mathematics

Physics

Psychology

Physical Education

                                     

English

Portuguese

Spanish

French

German

Chinese

Art and Design

Economics

Business

History

English Literature

Spanish Literature

Music

Psychology

Environmental Management

Physical Education

Travel & Tourism

 + Global Perspectives (compulsory)
Examinations Calendar

As a Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) centre, CLIP offers the possibility to write examinations in all subjects in two distinct sessions: October/November and May/June.

 

For more information regarding exact dates and times of examinations (both IGCSE and A-Levels) please check the CIE website or contact CLIP’s Examinations Officer: joao.militao@clip.pt