Cambridge International

McGavock students have a unique opportunity to participate in the Cambridge International program and earn a Cambridge AICE diploma if they satisfactorily complete the coursework and assessments.

A Cambridge education prepares students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. Our school shapes the Cambridge curriculum in order to help students learn, helping them discover new abilities and a wider world. Cambridge students develop the skills they need to achieve at school, college, and work. What’s it like in a Cambridge classroom?

With the Cambridge Pathway, students build more than just a deep understanding of their subject. They also develop higher order thinking skills so that they can apply what they’ve learned.  Cambridge students get to play an active role in the classroom. They will be asked to think critically, to learn how to construct an argument and evaluate evidence. They will learn to work independently, and to collaborate with one another to bring a project to a successful outcome (and if it’s not successful, they’ll also learn lessons from reflecting on why that might be). And they’ll be encouraged to develop an international outlook, and become confident, global citizens.  Students have to demonstrate understanding and the core knowledge of a subject, as well as think critically. Exams are there to recognize, reward, and encourage learning.