New Horizon International School has provided the IGCSE programme since 1998, which is accredited by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE ), United Kingdom. In 2005 the school was granted accreditation by Edexcel International London Examinations GCE and IGCSE qualifications. Both accreditations are under license of the Egyptian Ministry of Education and supervised by the British Council in Cairo. We offer “O” level and “A” level subjects which qualify our students to enter universities in Egypt and the most credible universities worldwide.
Incoming students must present a certificate of completion of the Preparatory 3 grade for Egyptian nationals. Non-Egyptian students are required to provide a transcript indicating completion of 9th grade. Also, a letter from the previous school acknowledging good conduct is necessary.
All applicants must successfully complete entrance tests for English language and Mathematics, administered by New Horizon International School.
Monthly assessment reports are provided by every teacher. Parent/teacher meetings are held to discuss and evaluate students’ performance. A mock exam is held in March to provide forecast and evaluation. Final subject exams are held under the auspices of the British Council in May and October of every year.
Various activities are available for our IGCSE students including sports, music, universities entry tours, trips and community projects to develop our students’ potential and awareness through integrated activities.
Cambridge School Award was granted to New Horizon International School by Cambridge International Examinations and the British Council. The Cambridge School Award is in recognition of New Horizon International School being a “quality example of excellence”. The prestigious award confirms our ongoing programme of quality assurance in Egypt and is one that is fully supported by the Ministry of Education, CIE and the British Council. Facilities, teaching standards, student achievement and organization are some of the criteria on which our school was selected.
An unannounced inspection to New Horizon International School takes place each year by the University of Cambridge International examinations and the British Council.
The following remarks have been taken from the inspector’s reports. “Two classes were observed during the visit, students were given ample opportunity to contribute to the lesson and were all fully involved and on task. Information was given clearly and precisely and the atmosphere was one of encouragement and commitment”. “The school is professionally run and maintained with a fully dedicated staff”.
Points for Action / Recommendations: “None; this is a Beacon School and is an outstanding example of good practice”.
The inspector and his colleague from the British Council are also shown samples of students’ work, which is of a consistently high standard.
The awards recognize three categories: Top in the World, Top in the Region and Top in Egypt.