ISC-Erbil Becomes a Cambridge International Examination Center

In April 2009, ISC-Erbil applied to the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) to become a Center for International Exams and has been making the necessary preparations to meet certain requirements set forth by CIE to gain approval. To ensure that these requirements are met at each candidate site, CIE organized an inspection of ISC-Erbil and sent Mr. William Bickerdike, the Regional Manager for the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan, to the school on May 24, 2009.

Bickerdike first met with the SABIS® representative, Mr. Raed Mahmoud, and the School Director, Dr. Humaira Bokhari, for an overview of the visit. He then toured the school campus, observed instructional practices in two separate content areas, inspected Biology, Physics, and Chemistry laboratories, preparation rooms, inventory and equipment, and extracurricular facilities.

After these weeks of preparation and the field visit by Mr. William Bickerdike, ISC-Erbil was recently informed by CIE that it has met all the standards required to become a Cambridge International Center. The announcement was made by Ann Puntis, Chief Executive of University of Cambridge International Examinations on June 17, 2009.

By becoming a Cambridge International Center (CIC), ISC-Erbil joins a host of other SABIS® member schools that can administer CIE exams. Schools designated as Examination Centers demonstrate a commitment to the highest educational standards and support a reputation for excellence among parents, pupils, and the wider community. ISC-Erbil joins a network of 6,000 CIE examination centers worldwide.

In its third year of operation, ISC-Erbil continues to grow with an enrolment of over 700 students, who enjoy a high-quality education experience in a supportive learning environment.