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Together with the Egyptian government agency, the Education Development Fund, we have developed and delivered an innovative bilingual education system for Egyptian state school students, delivered through a group of purpose-built schools.
We have designed, developed and delivered curricula and assessments for 4-18 year olds across a range of subjects. We’ve also supported teachers by providing teacher training in the form of face-to-face workshops and online learning, with an emphasis on sensitivity to individual learner needs and continuing formative assessment.
We have also introduced continuous professional development for teachers and schools leaders, linked to Cambridge teacher qualifications and delivered in English and Arabic.
The schools are now well established and oversubscribed. Improvements in teaching and learning have been impressive with 85% of the first Grade 11 cohort gaining a grade C or above in exams equivalent to Cambridge International AS Level.
UK NARIC, the designated United Kingdom national agency for the recognition and comparison of international qualifications and skills, has evaluated and benchmarked the new Egyptian qualifications.
UK NARIC’s 2018 evaluative study (PDF, 236KB) found that:
UK NARIC has previously released comparisons for CNISE Chemistry, Maths, and Biology at Level 2 and Level 3, and Economics, English, Chemistry, and Physics at Level 2. Here is the executive summary of its 2016 and 2017 (PDF, 254KB) studies of selected Level 2 and Level 3 subjects.
Unfortunately, due to Covid 19, it has been necessary to cancel the CNIPE (Grade 9) and CNISE Level 1, 2 and 3 examination for June 2020. Cambridge International and Nile International Education Unit (NIES) have worked collaboratively to develop a process of assessing learners and we believe it is the most valid, fair, and effective approach in these unique circumstances. The document below sets out more information about this process for schools, students and their parents.
Providing grades for CNIPE (Grade 9) and CNISE Level 1, 2 and 3 assessments for June 2020 (PDF, 79KB)