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Cambridge Accreditation and Progression

Andreea Ungureanu

My son’s days at Royal School are joyful and interesting. Every afternoon, when I pick up my child from school, he has a big smile on his face and can’t wait to tell me what he did at school. We are very grateful that our son has Miss Câmpean as teacher. She is an amazing person and very close to children.
2016-03-14T15:19:08+00:00
My son’s days at Royal School are joyful and interesting. Every afternoon, when I pick up my child from school, he has a big smile on his face and can’t wait to tell me what he did at school. We are very grateful that our son has Miss Câmpean as teacher. She is an amazing person and very close to […]

Innes Mercean

Last year, we gained an amazing experience at Royal School, for which we are grateful. Maia was very happy among her colleagues and teachers, people whom she will certainly miss.

Starting from the 6th of September, Maia will follow the courses of the primary school of Roaring Brook from Chappaqua, New York. We hope to find a community as welcoming and amazing as the one we found at Royal School, and Maia’s settlement to be as easy as possible.

Maia wants to see her colleagues and teachers one last time before she leaves, and, if possible, we would want to bring her next week, for a social call/visit. Again, we want to thank you, for all!
2016-03-14T15:19:18+00:00
Last year, we gained an amazing experience at Royal School, for which we are grateful. Maia was very happy among her colleagues and teachers, people whom she will certainly miss. Starting from the 6th of September, Maia will follow the courses of the primary school of Roaring Brook from Chappaqua, New York. We hope to find a community as welcoming […]

Marcela Campian

In Royal School we found our peace and tranquility as parents. YES, we do talk about school at home, YES, we are helping our daughter with some of her homework, YES, we do get involved in school’s activities, AND this is all natural and simple, and just another “get together” part of our family life! Parents with young children, just starting school, don’t have to be stressed and nervous and spending all evenings doing math and grammar. Our daughter is HAPPY at Royal School and she does not want to miss a day, and she is curious to search answers, read, study, and stay focused when she needs to. My greatest joy is in the afternoon, when I pick up her from school and ask the “usual” question: “How was your day at school?”, and she smiles and answers: “Great! we had so much fun with…”, and then she does not stop talking for minutes :)
2017-01-31T10:16:35+00:00
In Royal School we found our peace and tranquility as parents. YES, we do talk about school at home, YES, we are helping our daughter with some of her homework, YES, we do get involved in school’s activities, AND this is all natural and simple, and just another “get together” part of our family life! Parents with young children, just […]

Luana Teodorescu

My 6-year-old has just joined Royal School this year. I am happy to see her smiling every day and already so comfortable. RS is obviously a loving environment, which I deem most important for the kids’ development.
2017-01-31T10:17:04+00:00
My 6-year-old has just joined Royal School this year. I am happy to see her smiling every day and already so comfortable. RS is obviously a loving environment, which I deem most important for the kids’ development.

Luca Teodorescu

I consider myself lucky that my daughter attends the newest, most interactive school, with a modern thinking and curriculum, in a multicultural environment.
2017-01-31T10:17:24+00:00
I consider myself lucky that my daughter attends the newest, most interactive school, with a modern thinking and curriculum, in a multicultural environment.

Mihaela Constantinescu

I appreciate RS for the emphatic teachers, for the openness of those in charge and their will to improve, for the amazing progress of my child, for the international environment and the friendliness encouraged all over the place, and the most important because my son loves it, and I love his way of consoling his classmates with “friends little soup”. I found very important RS’s way of evaluation, child centered, the progress of each individual being equally important and the fact that there are 2 teachers per class taking care no one is getting bored.
2017-01-31T10:17:50+00:00
I appreciate RS for the emphatic teachers, for the openness of those in charge and their will to improve, for the amazing progress of my child, for the international environment and the friendliness encouraged all over the place, and the most important because my son loves it, and I love his way of consoling his classmates with “friends little soup”. […]

Fanny-Laure Ghillebaert

I really appreciate Royal School, how it teaches things to the kids, to make children creative, autonomous and fulfilled.
2017-01-31T10:18:12+00:00
I really appreciate Royal School, how it teaches things to the kids, to make children creative, autonomous and fulfilled.

Andreea Cianga

We’ve searched a lot for an alternative to the traditional Romanian educational system for our girls and we are very glad to find Royal School. I know we’ve made the right choice every day when I look at my children’s faces after a day at school. They are growing up beautiful, being curious about everything and learning to love to learn.
2017-01-31T10:18:35+00:00
We’ve searched a lot for an alternative to the traditional Romanian educational system for our girls and we are very glad to find Royal School. I know we’ve made the right choice every day when I look at my children’s faces after a day at school. They are growing up beautiful, being curious about everything and learning to love to […]

Furtuna Melisa Bianca

Good evening! After a rough day and a little rest, I wish to thank you for what happened today at RS. All the imperfections from the beginning of the day have been forgotten due to the atmosphere that has been so natural, calm, familiar. For me it was a great chance to know my child better, to see him in the environment where he spends so many hours daily. Miss Cadis is fantastic! The Assembly was impressive once again! I hope that everybody felt the same way I did. And I want you to know that you are perfect just the way you are .




Bună seara! După o zi grea, după un strop de odihnă, vreau să vă mulțumesc pentru ce am petrecut azi la RS. Toate imperfecțiunile de la începutul zilei au fost uitate datorită atmosferei atât de firească, calmă, familială. Pentru mine a fost un foarte bun prilej să îmi cunosc mai bine copilul, să îl văd în mediul în care își petrece zilnic atâtea ore. Miss Cadis e minunată! Assembly-ul a fost impresionant și de data asta! Sper sa fi rămas cu toții cu acest sentiment. Și să știți ca sunteți perfecți așa cum sunteți!
2017-10-24T12:24:15+00:00
Good evening! After a rough day and a little rest, I wish to thank you for what happened today at RS. All the imperfections from the beginning of the day have been forgotten due to the atmosphere that has been so natural, calm, familiar. For me it was a great chance to know my child better, to see him in […]

Cambridge Accreditation and Progression

With a view to further ensuring that all of our stakeholders at Royal School are fully informed, I felt it prudent to write to you all to impart accurate and pertinent information with regards to our status as a Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Centre.  The reason behind this letter is attributable to the fact that many people are not fully aware of the processes and benefits to your child and her/his future, when attending a CIE Centre.
Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest non-governmental provider of examinations and qualifications.  Being a part of the CIE group means that we, at Royal School, have access to the best Primary, Secondary and Advanced resources and training available at the current time, anywhere in the world.  So what does this mean for you and your child/children?  In a bid to make this as user friendly as possible, I have divided this information newsletter into the following four sections: Primary (5-11 years of age), Secondary 1 (11-14 years of age), Secondary 2 (14-16 years of age) and Advanced (16-19 years of age).  If, at any stage, you need further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me at Royal School or, indeed, our Examinations Officer – Mrs. Iuliana Pop.

Cambridge Primary

Primary Curriculum, Y1-Y6 (5-11 years of age, KS1,2)

Royal School Primary curriculum encompasses Years 1 to 6 and is a combination of the National Curriculum for England and Cambridge Primary.  At Royal School we use the ‘core’ elements of English, Mathematics and Science as well as ‘foundation’ elements of Art & Design, Computing, Foreign Languages (KS 2 onwards), Geography, History, Music and Physical Education.

Cambridge Secondary 1

Secondary 1 Curriculum, Y7-Y9 (11-14 years of age, KS3)

Royal School Lower Secondary curriculum encompasses Years 7 to 9 and is, again a combination of both the National Curriculum of England and Cambridge Secondary 1.  At Royal School, again, we use the ‘core’ curricula of English, Mathematics and Science and the ‘foundation’ curricula for Art & Design, Computing, Modern Foreign Languages, Geography, History, Music, Physical Education, Drama and Religious Studies.

Cambridge IGCSE

Upper Secondary (IGCSE) Curriculum Y10-Y11 (14-16 years of age, KS4)

Two-thirds of the way through Year 9, students and parents will be invited in for an extra consultation based on potential ‘optional’ subjects to be undertaken at Year 10.  During this information evening, teachers will be available for a short presentation about their respective subjects.  They will also be available for one-to-one discussion after the close of the meeting.  This meeting (scheduled for end of February) starts the process of choosing subjects which will underpin future careers and study at tertiary level – indeed, this time is very important.  From here it is essential that Royal School students make sensible choices based upon research and data.  Students must play to their respective strengths and elect subjects which suit their learning abilities and styles.

Cambridge AS&A

Advanced Supplementary(AS) and Advanced (A) Level Curriculum Y12-Y13 (16-19 years of age, KS5)

Royal School will implement the study of AS and A-Level in the early part of the 2017-18 academic year.  Cambridge A-Levels represent the ‘Gold’ Standard’ in education and are regarded as such in universities throughout the world.  Any student who undertakes study at AS and A-Level should be aware that, whilst the end qualifications are very attractive, they are not easy to achieve.  For some students, A-Levels are the most difficult elements on the road to success and require a very swift maturing and understanding of learning which many student s find difficult initially.  However, with the right support and dedication this is overcome and the respective subjects come alive in the same way the neurons fire in the brain!


CIE + RS Fees 2017 (Euros): Fees Per Subject Examination Fee Administrative Fee Private Candidate Fee (One-Off Fee) Total Per Subject
AS Level/A2 Level 62 44 85 191
IGCSE 58 22 85 165
Secondary 1 Checkpoint 21 30 N/A 51

Advantages and Disadvantages of the NC/CIE System

As with any education system, there are advantages and disadvantages.  In the case of NC and CIE many of the programmes are regarded as difficult and can seem as though they are inaccessible to those of a lesser ability.  As you will have read, CIE do offer options for entry at ‘Core’ or ‘Extended’ level.  Furthermore, for any system to be worth its salt, it should be rigorous, developmental, provoke deep thought and develop learners’ abilities.  Cambridge does this and more – certainly the weight of the advantages is towards those with academia in mind and, unfortunately  not the vocational.

Advantages Disadvantages
A whole-through system from Primary to A-Level It is in the best interests of the student to stay within the Cambridge system – change can result in difficulties.
Great depth of learning Can be inaccessible to some students of lesser abilities
Wide variety of assessment and learning opportunities Students are not ‘spoon-fed’ information but need to learn strategies for discovery
Independent learning is strong Variations of when students are mature enough to take responsibility
Wide variety of subjects available Can seem overwhelming at times
Teaches lifelong learning skills: research, team-working, independent learning, time management, revision, filtering, reflection, review  and independent thought. Higher order thinking skills can omit certain students with under-developed abilities.
Transparent assessment, communication and reporting. Students can feel over-assessed at times.
CIE programmes are developmental, flexible and always build on prior knowledge Transfer from alternative systems can require catch-up
A powerful foundation for Tertiary education and beyond Not all students want tertiary education – can seem very academic biased.
Integrity is everything – all external papers are shipped overseas for marking and standardization is rigorous None
Widely respected and highly regarded – globally ‘Pass’ percentages can be very high and limiting to students of lesser ability.
CIE qualifications are accepted at over 1400 institutions across 195 countries None

The list above is certainly not fully comprehensive and represents a portion of my experience of working with NC and CIE over many years – it is designed to offer the profound advantages of studying within an English National Curriculum and Cambridge International Examinations system.
In this document I have attempted to clarify the academic programmes offered at Royal School.  We are unique in that we utilize the best of both the English National Curriculum and Cambridge International programmes to ensure that we have the strongest and most trusted academic offer – potentially anywhere in the world.
If you feel that there are areas which require further explanation and, indeed, exploration – please do not hesitate to contact either the school, Mrs. Iuliana Pop or me.
Many thanks for taking the time to read this lengthy document.  I look forward to working with you and your children for a very long time and making sure that every child reaches her or his potential.
 
Yours sincerely,

 
 
 
Paul James Page
Head of Royal School