News July 28, 2023

King’s InterHigh is now a Cambridge-accredited online school

By King's InterHigh

The landscape of education is evolving, and we are proud be at the forefront. Today, we are delighted to announce that King’s InterHigh is now an accredited Cambridge International School.

This esteemed recognition represents our commitment to bringing students an unparalleled education and affirms that the high-quality online schooling we deliver is an innovative way for every child to achieve their full academic potential.

As the UK’s leading online school we are constantly looking for more ways to ensure our students have access to the best possible education. Part of this commitment is ensuring we are providing students with qualifications that can further help them unlock their future potential. This accreditation is a symbol of academic excellence and is held in high esteem by the world’s most prestigious universities, including Russell Group and Ivy League institutions.

Ashley Harrold

CEO, Inspired Online Schools

What is a Cambridge International School?

King’s InterHigh is now a Cambridge International School, registered to offer education programmes from Cambridge Assessment International Education, a department of the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge International (CAIE, formerly CIE) has long been a gold standard in global education for students aged 5 to 19. Since the organisation’s first examinations in Trinidad back in 1864, Cambridge International’s prestigious programmes have grown to become some of the most respected in the world.

That’s why being a Cambridge International School is more than just a title — it’s a beacon of exceptional quality in a network that shapes nearly one million learners across 160 countries every year. While Cambridge International Schools were traditionally brick-and-mortar institutions, but the face of world-class learning is evolving, and CAIE has broadened to acknowledge the merits of online education. As one of just a handful of fully online Cambridge International Schools, King’s InterHigh is heralding a new era for learning.

The honour of Cambridge accreditation is not bestowed lightly, with a months-long assessment process that examines everything from mission and values to leadership and teaching quality. Becoming a Cambridge International School truly demonstrates our dedication to excellence and innovation, and it’s our pleasure to bring our families all the benefits of a Cambridge-accredited education.

We are thrilled to have achieved Cambridge-accreditation, further demonstrating our academic excellence. This milestone reflects the dedication and hard work of our diligent and talented team, and we are all delighted that through this qualification students will have even more opportunities available to them after their education.

Catriona Olsen

Executive Head, King's InterHigh

The Cambridge advantage

While the core ethos of King’s InterHigh remains unchanged, accreditation represents a notable step for our community. As a Cambridge International School, we will continue to bring our students and families high-quality, personalised British curriculum teaching.

What this means for your child’s learning

King’s InterHigh already teaches a number of Cambridge International programmes fully online, including IGCSE Arabic and International A Levels in English, Mathematics, Computer Science, Business, Economics, Psychology, History, and more. Alongside imparting knowledge, these courses are designed to inspire academic enthusiasm and cultivate a wide range of transferrable skills.

The Cambridge learner attributes — confidence, responsibility, reflectiveness, innovation, and engagement — are reflected in every subject, nurturing your child’s personal growth as well as their academic development. Cambridge’s examinations, meanwhile, are thoughtfully crafted to assess what truly matters to students: knowledge, understanding, and critical thinking. With a flexible, linear structure, these assessments give students plenty of learning and revision time. In combination with our cycle testing initiative, this works perfectly for learners who get nervous about exams.

Cambridge accreditation is also a testament to the expertise and passion of our students. CAIE provides teachers with a range of development opportunities; when added to our own rigorous standards and training, parents can rest assured that their children’s education is in the most capable, knowledgeable hands.

What this means for your child’s future

Further, a Cambridge-accredited education at King’s InterHigh doesn’t just mean an enriched learning experience; it will also open the doors to vast opportunities for your child’s future.

Taught in over 10,000 schools worldwide, Cambridge programmes are designed to bring students everything they need at each stage of their education. International students can transition seamlessly to learning online with us and start working towards their aspirations, and the chance to earn Cambridge-accredited qualifications from any corner of the world can be transformative. Geographical restrictions no longer dictate the quality of education your child can access, with a world-class experience at King’s InterHigh irrespective of where you live.

Cambridge qualifications are held in high esteem by the world’s most prestigious universities, including British Russell Group schools (like the University of Cambridge itself), Ivy League institutions in the US (for example, Harvard and MIT), and many more QS World Ranking schools further afield (such as ETH Zurich and National University of Singapore). Top universities value both the academic knowledge that Cambridge International GCSEs and A Levels impart and the skills they develop, like independent research and global mindedness.

Moreover, Cambridge’s learner attributes are also informed by the expert-agreed 21st century skills that young people need to succeed today. Alongside serving well in university applications, these abilities will equip your child for any career they dream of. With Cambridge International programmes, your child is not just learning for exams — they are learning for life.

Families are increasingly understanding that online schooling is a valid, viable and even preferable route to superb educational outcomes via a bespoke and flexible educational model. This further validates King’s InterHigh approach as a meaningful alternative pathway for young people, giving families even more confidence in our outstanding educational offer.

Ashley Harrold

CEO, Inspired Online Schools

The future of online education

In our increasingly interconnected world, online education signals a promising future. As a Cambridge-accredited school, King’s InterHigh is proud to remain at a vanguard for virtual learning.

Cambridge International’s perspective on online education aligns seamlessly with our own philosophy and mission. Just like us, Cambridge recognises that online learning’s makes it the optimal choice for students in numerous circumstances. Whether you live in a remote area, your child has commitments like arts and athletics, or they simply aren’t thriving in a physical school, online Cambridge International programmes ensure they can receive the very best education.

At the heart of its guidance for online schooling, Cambridge International also promotes the same focus on high-quality pedagogy, innovative approaches and techniques, and active learning (both independent and collaborative) that we champion at King’s InterHigh. With expert teachers in small class sizes, wellbeing support and global community, and a personalised, interactive way of learning, King’s InterHigh brings a Cambridge-quality education to students with a diverse range of learning styles and needs, circumstances, and future goals.

Bringing Cambridge Assessment International Education’s long-standing legacy of excellence of King’s InterHigh, it’s our pleasure to usher in the future of learning.

To find out more about our teaching, learning, and how to enrol, join a virtual open day or book a discovery call with our admissions team.

By King's InterHigh

King’s InterHigh is an independent British international online school. Offering Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form education, we cater to students from age 7 – 18 who are looking for a high quality British education delivered in a way that revolves around their lifestyle.

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