Academic Life

High School

Grade 9 is the beginning of the four-year cycle that leads to our external university entrance qualifications and graduation in Grade 12 with the High School Diploma as well as Bahrain’s Secondary School Certificate. In grades 10 to 12, students are also qualified to sit for and can choose to take the British-based International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and A-Level exams and American-based Advanced Placements (AP®) exams among others.

Read on for more details of each:

U. S. High School Diploma

ISC-Manama is accredited by: Accreditation International (Ai)Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MCAS), and the National Council for Private Schools Association (NCPSA). Our school is also a U.S. State Department-approved school, which means that the ISC-Manama High School Diploma is recognized by colleges and universities in the U.S. as well as other countries worldwide.

Advanced Placement® (AP®) Program

The AP® program is a second option available to ISC-Manama students.  The AP® is offered by The College Board in the U.S. and is taken by almost 2.5 million students worldwide.  AP® exams fulfill entrance requirements at universities in the U.S., Europe, and worldwide.

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Exams

At ISC-Manama, we offer our students in grades 10 and 11 the opportunity to take International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations, which are offered by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) in the U.K.

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is reputed to be the world’s largest provider of international qualifications for students aged 14 to 19. IGCSEs are recognized by leading universities and employers worldwide and are seen as an international passport to progression and success.

Advanced Level (A Level) Qualifications

A Levels are a British, subject-based qualification for students aged 16 and above. These exams take place over the course of 2 years and students are usually required to take a minimum of 3 subjects. Although they are U.K.-based, most universities and colleges around the world recognize A-Levels as a suitable entry qualification.

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