Orkhon Khasu secondary school has been officially offering the Cambridge International Education Program since 2015. The Cambridge International Programme is being practiced at over 10000 schools in 160 different countries. Cambridge International Curriculum suits students’ age and intellectual developments and it provides seamless content which integrates between different levels. It aims to provide students’ knowledge based on skills.
Our school is implementing Cambridge International Curriculum along with Mongolian National curriculum successfully as a bilingual school. Through our bilingual curriculum, we are aiming to increase mental processing capacity, improvement of memory, mental advancement, meta-linguistic awareness and enhancement of inter-cultural skills of each student.
Through the national curriculum, we aim to prepare our students to become citizens with the desire to:
- be well educated
- be a lifelong learner
- earn scientific knowledge and skills for life and activities
- respect and inherit national language, history and traditions
- appreciate mankind’s common values
- associate with human, nature and society appropriately
Cambridge International Education programme is internationally recognized curriculum which consists of four levels:
Cambridge Primary (5 to 11 year old)
Cambridge Secondary 1 (11-14 year old)
Cambridge Secondary 2 (14-16 year old)
Cambridge Advanced (16-19 year old)
In middle school, 2 levels of Cambridge education curriculum are implemented as such;
Cambridge Secondary 1 (Cambridge Checkpoint)
The Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint is typically for learners aged 11 to 14 years old (6th to 8th grades) and develops learner skills and understanding in English, Mathematics and Science. It enhances the learning environment and provides excellent preparation for Cambridge Secondary 2 and other educational systems.
The Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint tests have been designed to assess learners in English, Mathematics and Science and give valuable feedback on learners' strengths and weaknesses before they progress to the next stage of education.
For 6th to 8th grades, students are taking 40-43-hour classes per week of which 22-24 hours are taught in Mongolian and 18 hours are taught in English.
Subjects in Mongolian language (6th-8th grades): All national curriculum subjects
Subjects in English (6th-8th grades): English, Mathematics, Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), World History and Geography
Download Cambridge Secondary 1 brochure HERE for more information about Cambridge Secondary 1
Cambridge Secondary 2 (Cambridge IGCSE)
The Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is one of the most recognised qualification around the world. Cambridge IGCSE is designed to be taught as a two year course for students aged 14 to 16 years (Grades 9-10). This provides knowledge and prepares the students for the next level of curriculum, Cambridge Advanced. At this stage, students can choose subjects based on their interests, talents, skills, and professions that they will choose to study in the future.
For 9th to 10th grades, students are taking 45-hour classes per week of which 14 hours are taught in Mongolian and 31 hours are taught in English.
Subjects in Mongolian language (9th-10th grades): All national curriculum subjects
Subjects in English (9th-10th grades): English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, ICT, Business studies and Art & Design
Download Cambridge IGCSE brochure HERE for more information about Cambridge IGCSE
Cambridge Advanced (Cambridge AS & A level)
Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and Advanced (A) levels are internationally benchmarked qualifications providing excellent preparation for university education. They are part of the Cambridge Advanced stage which is in alignment with the Mongolian 11th and 12th grade curriculum. Cambridge International AS levels has half the content of the corresponding Cambridge International A level and may be completed in one year. Schools can offer Cambridge International AS level as a qualification in its own right or as a staged route to Cambridge International A level by completing 2 years.
Cambridge International AS and A level qualifications are widely recognised and valued by universities and employers alike. Some US universities give up to a year's credit as a result. Every year, thousands of Cambridge International A level students gain places at good universities worldwide - including the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore and Australia. Three fair passes at "A" level allows a student to skip a year in US, UK and Canadian Universities.
Subjects in Mongolian language (11th-12th grade): All national curriculum subjects
Subjects in English (11th-12th grade): English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, ICT, Business studies and Art & Design
Subjects for students who are planning to study abroad: IELTS, New SAT, SAT Math level 1&2 and SAT Physics
Download Cambridge Advanced brochure HERE for more information about Cambridge Advanced