Senior children continue to study the subjects listed for Juniors, however, at a given point, students enter for ICCE. At this point they may take electives (optional subjects).
For the majority of students ICCE qualification falls into three stages: General, Intermediate and Advanced. All three stages contain core subjects and electives. Core subjects are English Grammar, English Lit., Spelling, Maths, Science, Social Studies and Biblical Studies. Electives include, Astronomy, Typing, Nutrition Science, Life Science, Music Theory, Spanish and US History to name but a few.
UK NARIC* has undertaken a benchmarking study of the ICCE qualifications and certificates and made the following statement on its website on 06/02/2012:
“A recent benchmarking study by UK NARIC has confirmed that the International Certificate of Christian Education (ICCE) General and Advanced Certificates can be considered to be comparable to the overall Cambridge International O and A Level standard respectively.”
As such the Intermediate and Advanced Certificate both take a year to complete and are a means of university entrance.
*UK NARIC is the UK’s National Agency responsible for providing information and opinion on vocational, academic and professional qualifications from across the world.