Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Great news!

I've received this from my pastor, what a great news!
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The International Certificate of Christian Education gains wider recognition

Students studying the International Certificate of Christian Education (ICCE) have received a significant boost from UK NARIC.
The UK's national agency responsible for providing information, advice and opinion on qualifications from outside the UK have announced that the qualification is comparable to some of the UK's most respected qualifications.
The recent benchmarking project was undertaken to establish the comparability of the qualifications offered by the ICCE to those offered by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).

Using the NARIC benchmarking methodology, these qualifications have been closely examined in terms of their learning outcomes, assessment frameworks, underpinning quality assurance mechanisms, mode of learning and delivery. More information about the methodological process can be obtained from our website www.naric.org.uk.
In light of the evidence examined, we have concluded that the ICCE and CIE qualifications are broadly comparable stated Dr. Cloud Bai-Yun, Head of UK NARIC. This exercise continues to show how useful the NARIC benchmarking methodology is, it can really make a significant difference for less well known qualifications. The ICCE are delighted by the results of the project and we feel that this work also helps improve awareness and understanding of such international qualifications.

Details on the comparability of the individual awards are shown below:

ICCE General Certificate ->
Comparable to Cambridge International O Level standard (grades C-E)

ICCE Intermediate Certificate ->
Comparable to Cambridge International O Level standard (grades A-B)

ICCE Advanced Certificate ->
Comparable to Cambridge International A Level standard

In relation to the programme delivery, the ICCE qualifications are offered either through schools or home based learning, both of which use the ICCE syllabi and assessment regime. However, it should be noted that the research upon which our recommendations are based, focused solely on the review of delivery provided by ICCE school based learning and did not include a review of home-schooling.

Further information on ICCE and the comparability of the individual awards can be obtained from International Comparisons, UK NARIC's Crown copyright online database.

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