The Cambridge Assessment International Education Program offers an international pre-university curriculum and examination system that emphasizes the value of a broad and balanced education for academically able students.The Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma is designed to be a two to three year program completed in 10th–12th grade comprised of British AS and A level courses which builds upon 9th grade IGCSE courses.Completing the requirements to earn an AICE Diploma means a commitment to extensive coursework and dedication to one’s studies. Students who follow class requirements that lead to qualifying exams will be considered AICE Diploma Candidates at Bethel High School.What is AICE?The Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) is an innovative and accelerated method of academic study offered solely through the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), a division of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England --an institution consistently ranks as one of the top five academic universities in the world. IGCSE and AICE provide a flexible, broad-based curriculum that is offered worldwide at schools and colleges in over 161 countries.For over 170 years, the prestigious University of Cambridge has been setting worldwide curriculum standards through their examinations.Why should students enroll in AICE courses?The Cambridge program of study at Bethel High School offers students one of the most demanding and rigorous college prepatory programs in the world. After completing at least one course in each of three academic areas, students have the flexibility to choose a course of study that best meets their abilities and interests.Students also have the option of taking AICE courses and their subsequent exams in order to earn college credits without applying for the AICE diploma. Regardless of the option chosen, enrollment in these rigorous courses will benefit BHS students in the college application process.
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