Cambridge ICE is awarded to students who pass in at least seven Cambridge IGCSE subjects, including two from Group 1 and one from each of Groups 2 to 5. The seventh subject may be chosen from any of the syllabus groups. Students who qualify for the Cambridge ICE award will be placed in one of three categories:
Distinction - Grade A or higher in five subjects and grade C or better in two subjects.
Merit - Grade C or higher in five subjects and grade F or better in two subjects.
Pass - Grade G or higher in seven subjects.
Students enter and sit for a minimum of seven subjects selected from the five IGCSE curriculum areas:
Group 1 – Languages
Group 2 - Humanities
Group 3 - Sciences
Group 4 - Mathematics
Group 5 - Creative and Vocational
Students can qualify for Cambridge ICE over two series provided they take place within a period of 13 months. This would mean from June to the following November or June; or from November to the following June or November. Students who achieve ICE in one series will receive an ICE Statement of Results and two separate IGCSE and ICE Certificates. Two series ICE students will receive a certificate for the individual subjects taken at the end of the first series and two separate IGCSE and ICE certificates at the end of the second series.
At a minimum, candidates must turn 14 years old in the year of first enrolment, and have a Grade 7 or equivalent. Candidates 14 or older with a Grade 8 are also well placed to join the ICE award.
The Cambridge ICE award at Ivy Academy is an alternative to the traditional
contact public/private schooling provision and is therefore considered a part
of the ‘home-schooling’ structure. To this end, please take note that as per
South African policy, parents/guardians of South African candidates must fulfil
the following requirements: in the instance of the ICE, i.e. Grades 7 to 9 and ages 13 to 16, parents
are required to register their children as ‘home-schooled’ with the Provincial
Department of Education in the province in which they reside. Ivy will
provide you with a registration pack and a portfolio of evidence to support the
registration and required reporting on the learner’s progress in the ICE curriculum.
In the instance of the AICE, i.e. Grades 10 to 12 and ages 16 to 18, and
in the event that parents are required to register their learners as ‘home-schooled’
with the Provincial Department of Education, Ivy will provide you with a
registration pack and a portfolio of evidence to support the registration and
required reporting on the learner’s progress in the AICE curriculum.
very important to note that this is a legal requirement and the onus is on the
parents to register their child as ‘home-schooled’. Please note that each
province has a different application process. Please visit this link and follow
the registration instructions from there: https://www.education.gov.za/Programmes/HomeEducation.aspx.
For international learners (those who are not South African citizens and not resident in South Africa) the onus is on the parent/guardian to determine the legal requirements applicable in your country.
We accept enrolment from anywhere in the world for the ICE, however, examinations must be sat at a Cambridge registered assessment venue in your home country. You will need to source the assessment venue yourself and the examination fees will be for your own account. Our quoted fees are calculated as an all-inclusive and thus we cannot offer discounts in the event that our registered assessment venues are not utilised.