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Cambridge FAQ's

No, the CAIE curriculum is not the system used by British Schools. CAIE is internationally designed for the global student.

No. Pinehurst chooses to focus on one examination system - CAIE.

Pinehurst searched for an internationally accredited qualification that would offer our students the widest and most flexible choice possible when continuing with their higher education, and which was internationally recognised by top universities world-wide.

No. Pinehurst, unlike many other schools does not run a dual system (i.e. offering NCEA and an alternative international pathway), therefore all our resources are placed into providing one impressive curriculum. At Pinehurst, we are not restricted to just a few subjects. We offer 22 subjects at IGCSE level and our students take up to 10 of these. There are 23 subjects offered at A levels and our students study up to 5 different subjects. This gives our students great flexibility in designing their course to suit their career aspirations and maintain pathways for the future.

No. CAIE gives our students a unique opportunity to be measured against their age cohort world-wide and of course for Pinehurst’s results to be measured against other leading schools across the world. CAIE allows Pinehurst students to fully understand their achievement levels and what they need to do to progress to a higher level.

No. Not at all! Our students are able to follow the same curriculum and succeed. Our results speak for themselves with our recent ‘A’ Level students achieving a 100% pass rate. At Pinehurst, we are very experienced at delivering CAIE courses to a broad range of students. The nature of our school allows each student to maximise their potential and gain university entrance in New Zealand and around the world.

Pinehurst students compare extremely well on the international stage. In recent years, we are proud to have achieved Top in the World and in New Zealand in a wide range of CAIE subjects including Design & Technology, Information Technology, Geography, Art & Design, Spanish, Physical Education and Environmental Management.

College Experience Day

Wednesday 20 June 2018, 8:30am - 12:40am

Prospective Year 7-13 students are encouraged to join Pinehurst students in real class time and experience our Cambridge education first-hand.