FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. WHAT CURRICULUM DOES RENAISSANCE OFFER?

Renaissance offers a broad and balanced curriculum which is based on the National Curriculum for England across Early Years to Year 9. For Years 10 and 11, the programme culminates in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) whilst in Years 12 and 13, Key Stage 5, the school offers the highly regarded International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP). 

3. WHAT ORGANISATIONS IS RENAISSANCE A MEMBER OF?

In addition to our membership of the Council of International Schools, Renaissance is the only Round Square Member School in Vietnam. The school is also a member of the Federation of British International Schools Abroad (FOBISIA), Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) and ASDAN.

4. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF A RENAISSANCE PROGRAMME?

As a medium sized international school, our curriculum has a strong focus on academic excellence but we provide an extraordinary level of care for each student and a warm, close-knit school community. Student learning is also supported by an expansive range of extra-curricular activities across all developmental areas.

5. HOW IS YEAR GROUP PLACEMENT DETERMINED?

Placement at Renaissance is age based and uses the age of the applicant on 31 August of each academic year to determine a student’s natural chronological placement.

6. WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?

Our experienced Admissions Team will support you with your application. The process consists of a few steps:

  • Step 1: Submit completed Admissions & Enrolment Form
  • Step 2: Attend Admissions Tests and Interviews
  • Step 3: Receive and Accept Offer of a Place  

Enrolment is complete.

7. DO STUDENTS GET ASSIGNMENTS/HOMEWORK TO DO AT HOME?

Home learning is an essential adjunct to the taught curriculum and the school provides an age appropriate amount of relevant home learning for its students.

8. CAN MY CHILD LEARN OTHER LANGUAGES, IN ADDITION TO ENGLISH?

Renaissance has an outstanding language programme which includes mother tongue study in English, Vietnamese and Korean whilst French and Chinese are available from Year 2 as additional languages.

9. DO USA UNIVERSITIES / COLLEGES ACCEPT THE CAMBRIDGE IGCSE (INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION)?

Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. Some USA community colleges with Foundation Programmes (1-year pre-university courses) accept IGCSE, as do some private universities. However, we would urge you to discuss this with us if you are considering this option.

10. WILL STUDENTS RECEIVE A DIPLOMA AFTER COMPLETING SECONDARY/HIGH SCHOOL? WHO ISSUES IT?

After completing the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), students will receive the IB Diploma from the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO). This programme is recognised by the most prestigious universities around that world. The school also offers an internal High School Diploma for students who have not undertaken the full IB Diploma pathway.

11. ARE RENAISSANCE GRADUATES ACCEPTED BY UNIVERSITIES ALL OVER THE WORLD?

Yes, our curriculum places our students in an excellent position to go to a university of their choice directly from Renaissance and our students have gained access into high quality colleges and universities around the world. We have a dedicated University Counsellor who support students with the application process and provides help and advice for any of our Secondary students and parents, as they look to find a university that suits them best.   

12. IF MY CHILD WITHDRAWS FROM RENAISSANCE, WILL HIS/HER SCHOOL CERTIFICATES BE RECOGNISED BY SCHOOLS IN OTHER COUNTRIES?

Yes.  As an accredited international school, all schools overseas recognise our school reports and students’ results. We pride ourselves on the support we offer our students to ensure a smooth transition when they move to another country. The Head of School can sign and authenticate any of our school reports if required.

13. DO YOU PROVIDE ADDITIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUPPORT?

Renaissance has a long tradition and expertise in supporting students for whom English is an additional language. For those students requiring English as an Additional Language (EAL) support, our school has an established and dedicated English as an Additional Language (EAL) department and provides in-class and small group support.

14. CAN STUDENTS TRANSFER FROM RENAISSANCE TO ANOTHER COUNTRY?

Yes, a considerable benefit of an International, British based education is that it is transferrable. The structure and consistency of the National Curriculum and International Baccalaureate allows students to move easily between schools in various countries and facilitates an easy progression to a university in Europe, Asia, America or elsewhere in the world.

15. DO RENAISSANCE STUDENTS HAVE TO WEAR A UNIFORM?

Yes, all students have to wear Renaissance uniform when they attend school. Uniforms are included in the tuition fees and at the start of each school year, each student is provided with a set of uniform.  

16. WHY CHOOSE RENAISSANCE?

We are a medium sized school that places the student at the heart of the learning process, we have an outstanding faculty recruited locally and internationally, we offer an excellent programme across the range of Early Years to Year 13, our facility is first class and our students graduate into outstanding universities and colleges around the world.

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