DATUS INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE – IGCSE


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Dear Parents,

Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. It is our hope that our website will provide a positive insight into our school and help you make your decision quickly. We also believe you will be highly impressed and will trust us with the education of your child.

The fundamental mission of the Datus International College(DIC) is to prepare our students for their role in an ever increasing inter connected and rapidly changing world.

Additionally, it is our firm belief that this exciting, supportive and secure environment at Datus International College is what your child needs. Considering the pressure and stress from the demands of high quality schooling, our mission is to provide a harmonious environment in which the child is well equipped in a central system. We understand that a safe and positive learning environment allows students to perform well , so we strive to make DIC a home away from-home for all our students.

We have developed a curriculum which has two academic foundations; the International Curriculum from the world-leading University of Cambridge and the National Curriculum of England. These have been adjusted to make them particularly relevant to our multi-national student body considering our location in West Africa. Our qualified, certified and experienced teachers are from a variety of nationalities providing coherence throughout the school which also allows for a range of complimentary approaches to support our diverse student body. The facilities at DIC are outstanding. We can boast of an architect design conversion and a new building which has created a large, modern and very impressive facility within the serene ambiance of Tema, a city in Ghana, West Africa. Students also benefit from a large gym, outdoor sports area, state of the art laboratory, computer rooms, well-stocked libraries available for both the Lower and Upper Schools as well as air-conditioned dormitories and classrooms. A school theater with further facilities including a separate pre-school and primary (Cambridge International Primary Programme, CIPP).

Our admissions procedure is simple which depends on the age of the child. If this is your child’s first enrollment, a school readiness certificate needs to be provided. All children also have an informed chat with one of our early year’s teachers. For older children, an Intelligent Quotient Examination (written and oral) to establish the different levels of the child’s IQ, and a subsequent interview with the School’s Counselor is administered as part of the admissions requirement. We aim to support each individual no matter their educational history so these standardized tests are simplified for the child.

We are a cohesive and caring community which believes in traditional values; we are proud of everyone who plays their part. Our students leave as confident, well rounded young people, ready and keen to take their place in society. Should you desire more information about our school, please fill out the admission form or contact on 024419473 or 02724499288.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to the Datus International School in the near future.


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Junior Secondary level students in Year 9 (13 – 14 years old) follow Key Stage 3 compulsory subjects plus additional elective options.  Year 9 is viewed as the first year of IGCSE preparation and students begin selecting some option subjects in preparation for IGCSEs.  At Datus Upper School, we offer a range of eight languages out of which a Year 9 student selects two and have a dedicated team of teachers delivering the PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Community Education) programme once every two weeks — a full range of subjects available may be found on our website.

ambridge Primary is an education programme for young learners that combines a world-class curriculum, high-quality support for teachers and integrated assessment.There is a Cambridge Primary curriculum framework for each subject – English, English as a second language, mathematics and science – providing a clear teaching structure.

Year 9 is viewed as the first year of IGCSE preparation and students begin selecting option subjects in preparation for Year 10 and 11 courses.

At Middle Secondary level Years 10 and 11 (14 to 16 years old), students study the following compulsory subjects:

  • English (Language and Literature)
  • Mathematics
  • Science (at least one out of Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
  • Physical Education and Games (non-examinable)
  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) (non-examinable)
  • It is recommended to study a language from a choice of French, Spanish, Latin
  • In addition, these students can also study the following optional subjects:
  • Academic Physical Education
  • Art and Design
  • Business
  • Drama
  • Design Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Food and Nutrition (O level)
  • Geography
  • Global Perspective
  • Information and Communication Technology – ICT
  • History
  • Music
  • Learners choose up to 10 subjects to study for their IGCSEs. Some students may opt to sit for exams in subjects not taught in the normal school timetable such as languages like French or Mandarin where parents make private arrangements to recruit tutors. This will raise the examinable subjects to more than 10.

 

Cambridge Secondary 1 is typically for learners aged 11 to 14 years. It gives a flexible framework for developing skills and understanding in English, English as a second language, mathematics and science.

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  • At Middle Secondary level, Years 10 and 11 (14 – 16 years old), students choose up to 10 subjects to study for their IGCSEs. Students select these subjects in Term three of Year 9 allowing them plenty of experience in the classroom in order to make informed decisions.  Selections include a minimum of six compulsory academic subjects and a number of optional subjects, choosing from a diverse range (please see our website for details).In the Sixth Form, Years 12 and 13 (16 – 18 years old), Datus Upper School follows the A Level curriculum, offering AS and A level qualifications. Please see the A Level and BTEC page for more details.In Lower Secondary level students in Year 9 (13 to 14 years old) follow Key Stage 3 of the National Curriculum. Compulsory subjects include:
    • English (Language and Literature)
    • Mathematics
    • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
    • Computing
    • History
    • Geography
    • Modern Foreign Languages
    • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
    • Games
    • In addition we offer the following electives:
    • Art
    • Music
    • Drama
    • Design and Technology
    • Food Studies
    • Academic Physical Education

DAtus International College cambridge IGCSE is an international qualification for 14 to 16 years olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success. It is tired, tested and trusted globally.
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Our new Sixth Form Centre will host both the A’Level Curriculum and the BTEC Curriculum.

BTECS

BTECs are an increasingly popular alternative to A-levels as a route to university and are practical-based, vocational qualifications which provide the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a field or subject, and are a viable alternative to the more theory-focused, classroom-based ways of learning.

At Datus Upper School, we offer Level 3 BTECS, where each one is equivalent to an A-Level. We offer BTECS in Performing Arts, Business, Sport, Travel & Tourism and Art & Design (Photography).  Each of these can be taken together with either 2 other BTECS or 2 A-Levels.

For example, you could take a BTEC in Travel & Tourism plus A-Levels in Geography and French.

For each BTEC, you complete a series of units – some core, others optional – which are assessed. For each unit, you receive either a Pass, a Merit or a Distinction (Distinction being the highest).

The assessments you complete can be written assignments, like essays, or more engaging – fun – projects. Depending on your subject, this could be anything from building an amplifier to performing a dramatic piece, and even making a film!

Ucas have a points tariff system so they can compare different qualifications as a means of calculating whether students satisfy the grade requirements to get onto a particular university course.

What’s the difference between BTECs and A-levels?

Teaching style: if you study A-levels, you’ll be taught in a similar manner to how you’ve been used to throughout your secondary education. BTECs are slightly different in that theory is combined with regular practical work so you can directly apply what you learn.

For example, those studying a BTEC in Business will still learn the key concepts as they would at A-level; however, the assessments to test this knowledge may be different.

Assessments: whereas A-levels are assessed mainly through exams at the end of Year 13, BTECs are assessed via regular coursework and projects throughout the course. If you know you don’t excel in exam conditions, BTECs can relieve this pressure, spreading out the work that dictates your final grade.

Practical experience: when applying to university, you’ll need to demonstrate your passion for the field you wish to study. The benefit of BTECs is that you automatically gain the practical experience to show this, as part of your course.

Datus International College also offers Cambridge International AS & A levels. It develops a deep understanding of subject and independent thinking skills.
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