The students, at the Branch Christian School, work towards the qualification known as ICCE (International Certificate of Christian Education).
The International Certificate of Christian Education (ICCE) has been available in the UK for several years and was formerly known as the National Christian Schools’ Certificate (NCSC). The ICCE is being accepted by colleges and universities around the world.
The ICCE Programme is based on the Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.) curriculum, which has been used in Christian schools and homeschools around the world for the past 40 years. The ICCE is a Christian alternative to secular qualifications and is recognised by a growing number of employers and universities in many countries. ICCE provides an excellent standard of education that successfully equips students for higher education and the workplace, while helping to develop a Christian faith that is grounded in a confident, reasoned understanding of the teaching of the Bible as the Word of God.
ICCE provides graduating students with an internationally accredited qualification that enables them to gain entrance to universities and colleges around the world and to find their place in the world of work according to their interests, aptitudes and achievements.
A benchmarking study by UK NARIC (the UK’s National Agency responsible for providing information and opinion on vocational, academic and professional qualifications from across the world) has confirmed that the International Certificate of Christian Education (ICCE) General and Advanced Certificates can be considered to be comparable to the overall Cambridge International O and A Level standard respectively.
The main purpose of the study was to establish how the ICCE General, Intermediate and Advanced Certificates, compared in terms of content, outcomes and rigour with the Ordinary, Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level qualifications awarded by CEE.