FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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).
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.