07 November 2009
Cambridge was in the spotlight at the 2009 European Council of International Schools (ECIS) conference in Hamburg, Germany (20-22 November), when CIE senior staff and heads of department from partner schools gave key presentations on a range of new initiatives. Around 1,700 delegates attended the conference.
CIE Development Manager, Rachel Bettley explained how Cambridge Global Perspectives enhances learning for 14-16 year olds, and post-16 students.
Steve Adams, Head of Science and Physics at Shrewsbury School, a Cambridge Centre in the UK that offers Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives and Independent Research (GPR), gave a presentation about the ways in which Global Perspectives teaches critical thinking and research skills through an exploration of a broad range of global issues.
CIE Coordinator at Caistor Yarborough School in the UK, Jackie Burton demonstrated first-hand the reasons for his school choosing to offer the Cambridge Global Perspectives curriculum and the impact on students at the school.
CIE's Regional Manager, Europe Ann Gibson, and CIE's Product Manager Cheryl Granville gave informative presentations on the Cambridge International Primary Programme and the Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme. Both Cambridge programmes provide a comprehensive provision for teaching, learning and assessment in the core subjects English, Mathematics and Science for students aged five to 14, and a seamless progression to Cambridge IGCSEs and Cambridge International A/AS Levels.
Adele Hodgson, Education Counsel to the PHORMS Group, demonstrated how PHORMS Schools in Germany are using the Cambridge International Primary Programme and Lower Secondary Programme to implement bilingual education into the PHORMS education system.
CIE's Assistant Director eStrategy, Oliver Griffin delivered an insightful talk on how CIE uses eServices to improve standards, and support and improve the online experience for schools and teachers; and introduced Cambridge Active Results, CIE's web-based rich results analysis services for Cambridge Centres.
CIE also had a stand at the three-day conference that was well attended by many of the delegates.
Photo: CIE Coordinator at Caistor Yarborough School in the UK, Jackie Burton (right) with CIE Events Coordinator, Amanda Cator at the ECIS conference in Hamburg, Germany.