Exam advice and
career guidance

During induction, we determine the academic level of a new student and choose which class is best suited to them. The basis for the initial decision is the student’s school history and achievements, academic expectations and compatibility between school systems.

“At university, IBDP students have a significantly higher ‘grade point average’ (GPA) and higher graduation rates than those who qualified through a different route”

  • Cambridge Lower Secondary Advice

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    We follow a guidance programme set out by our International School Eerde counsellor and the Cambridge Principal.

    During Cambridge Lower Secondary, students will receive detailed information about IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) requirements and a Subject Choice Form. To help with their decision making, they will be asked to complete various exercises to discover their interests. 

    At the end of Cambridge Lower Secondary (3rd Form) the final choice for the IGCSE-subject package will be determined during an interview with each student and their parents. All information and interests of the student will be taken into consideration. We provide inspiration to help our students make the right choices. We do this with extra-curricular excursions to give real-life context to career opportunities. 

  • Cambridge Upper Secondary (IGCSE) Advice

    Eerder Accordion

    In the 4th and 5th Form of IGCSE, students are invited at regular intervals to have an individual meeting with the careers counsellor to develop their thoughts on further education and career opportunities.

    Teaching staff will also meet with students to discuss entrance into the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The final choice for IBDP subjects will be made before the summer holiday in the 5th Form. This is decided in close consultation with parents, the careers counsellor and the IBDP Coordinator.

  • IBDP Advice for Further Education

    Eerde Castle

    During the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme all students will receive information on how to apply to a college/university in the Netherlands or in the country of their choice.

    Students are encouraged to independently ask for information and fill out the necessary forms, as good preparation for further education. They are also encouraged to visit open days, career expos, study fairs, as well as consult the prospectuses and reference books available at Eerde International College.

    The careers counsellor will support students with their university applications by means of a letter of recommendation or support with structuring and preparing their personal statements for UCAS (University and College Application Service), support for registration for BMAT, LMAT, the College Board (US College Application Service) or NACEE (Advising Centre for education in the USA). For those wishing to study in the USA, we also offer advice and support for registration for PSAT’s, SAT’s and ACT’s. 

    Any student, who holds a passport from a country which does not have English as the native language, is usually expected to show the appropriate English language skills when applying to a University or College in an English speaking country. The most popular evidence of English language acquisition is the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test. If a student wishes to apply for a University in an English language speaking country, our careers counsellor will help the student in their application for the IELTS test.

“Education is the passport to the future”

Malcolm X

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