Miskolc, 2020.08.25. Avalon International School (AIS) is very proud to announce that AIS is the first to have an educational institution accredited by the Cambridge Assessment International Education school system in Hungary, which school is not based in the capital city. After the three schools in Budapest, Avalon International School, which started its first academic year last September, became a member school of Cambridge Assessment International Education after its successful accreditation. In addition, AIS is the first international school in the country to teach according to Cambridge International’s curriculum from the very first step, from Year 1 of the primary school years.
Avalon International School became the first school – after Budapest – to become a member school accredited by Cambridge Assessment International Education, an organization with more than 1 million students worldwide in more than 10,000 schools in 160 countries around the world. AIS students have now joined this community, as they are now active members of Cambridge International’s 1 million students’ community. The Cambridge Pathway is a straightforward path to a successful learning journey from the age of 5-6 to 19. The first step in this, is the Cambridge Primary programme, which is the primary school (a 6-year long) programme of the Cambridge Assessment International Education. Therefore, Avalon International School is going to start the new academic year on 1st September with the world-class Cambridge Primary curriculum.
Cambridge Primary is an international education programme taught in more than 1300 primary schools in over 110 countries around the world. It is typically for learners aged 5-6 to 11-12 years, and develops skills and understanding in English, mathematics, science, ICT and Cambridge Global Perspectives – a cross-curricular subject that inspires learners to be curious and think independently. Cambridge Assessment International Education, including Avalon International School, prepares students for life, helping them to develop and maintain their curiosity and desire for lifelong learning.
Assessment tools are built into Cambridge Primary to help teachers – Avalon International School’s teachers as well – identify learners’ strengths and weaknesses and monitor their development as they progress through primary education and to keep the standards of Cambridge International education.
Christine Özden, Chief Executive of Cambridge Assessment International Education, said: “We are delighted to announce that Avalon International School has joined our global community of Cambridge Primary schools and we look forward to a long and productive relationship with them. Cambridge Primary starts learners on an active and creative educational journey, building a solid foundation for later stages of education.”
“It is a great honour for our school to become an accredited member school of Cambridge Assessment International Education. We also look forward to working with the world-renowned institution, as with the accreditation the same opportunities and learning conditions for children will be provided in and around Miskolc as any other Cambridge International Schools in other parts of the world, such as in London, Cambridge, New York or Sydney.” – said Tünde Oláh the Principal of Avalon International School.
The aim of the newly accredited school for their students is to become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, cooperative and engaged pupils with a solid academic knowledge.
“By establishing AIS – as our social responsibility – will undoubtedly contribute to stopping the migration of families, who are seeking international education, from the region. We are proud to be the first – not capital city – to have an accredited Cambridge education and that we are the first international school in Hungary to specifically teach all subjects only according to the Cambridge Assessment International Education curriculum except for the Hungarian language and literature. Our goal is to further expand the international educational range, of which AIS is the first step.” – said Róbert Tóth, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Avalon International School Foundation.
More information about the school and its educational program can be read on the ais.hu website.