Thursday, 15 August 2013

O level education

Cambridge O Level is the national school-leaving examination in several countries, including Singapore, Brunei and Mauritius (where it is taken as a 'group' examination – the Cambridge School Certificate). It is also widely taken in anglophone African countries and in Pakistan. Cambridge O Levels are normally taken in seven to nine subjects across the curriculum after 11 years of education. The courses usually require 150 hours of teaching.
Cambridge O Level grading is on a six-point scale (A*–E). Leading US and Canadian universities require Cambridge International AS and A Levels, but some US and Canadian colleges and universities will accept learners with five Cambridge O Levels at grade C or above.
Grade C in Cambridge O Level English Language satisfies the English proficiency requirements of many universities in the UK and other anglophone countries.
Cambridge O Level recognition
If you would like specific information on which institutions accept Cambridge O Levels, please use our Recognition Search.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Education in England

In the UK, there are different education systems for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

In England, legislative responsibility for education lies with the UK Parliament at Westminster.
For Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, responsibility for education law and guidance has been devolved to the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh and Northern Irish Assemblies.
In general, these four systems are very similar and offer many of the same courses and qualifications, but there are some differences.

In the Your study options section, we have summarised general information about UK education, and pointed out some of the main differences between the four systems.

If you would like more detailed information about each national education system, please visit the relevant government website for England, Northern Ireland, and Wales. For university-level education in Scotland, visit the Study in Scotland website, or for general information about other types of education in Scotland, visit  the government website for Scotland.

Education Summer Course Discount

Keystone College is making a college education even more affordable this summer with a 50% discount on summer classes for high school students who graduate in 2013 or for those entering their senior year of high school in the fall 2013. All you need is a high school transcript. Contact the Office of the Registrar at 570-945-8224 to register for classes.

Undergraduate College Access Network

U-CAN reaches out to potential first-generation students in our surrounding area to offer a series of presentations, workshops, and experiential opportunities designed to increase interest in a post-secondary education.

Dual Enrollment

eystone College is excited to allow local high school students the opportunity to gain a head start on their college careers through Dual Enrollment courses offered within the hours and confines of their high school. This program is offered to high schools throughout northeastern Pennsylvania on a contractual basis and a reduced cost.
Keystone currently maintains agreements with:
  • Athens Area High School
  • Canton High School
  • Delaware Valley High School
  • Elk Lake High School
  • Forest City High School
  • Lackawanna Trail High School
  • Scranton High School
  • Sullivan County High School
  • Towanda Area High School
  • Troy Area High School
  • Tunkhannock High School
  • West Scranton High School
  • Wyalusing High School

Education High School Programs

Students from local high schools can experience college level research, or get an early start on their college education through various programs that Keystone College offers. They can earn College credit in our Dual Enrollment program or spend the summer researching with one of our faculty members in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience.

General Education Requirements

he General Education courses are the foundational components of all Keystone College degrees. In these courses students learn skills that employers, educators, and graduate schools have identified as critical for students to have in order to compete effectively in the new global economy: communication, problem solving and critical thinking, quantitative and qualitative reasoning.

General Education Requirements
To meet the General Education requirements, all Keystone students take four required courses:
  1. First Year Seminar
  2. College Writing I: Academic Writing
  3. College Writing II: Writing About Literature
  4. Speech Communication
    Students then choose a set number of courses from within several disciplines:
    1. Arts and Humanities
    2. Ethics
    3. Health and wellness
    4. Mathematics
    5. Natural Science
    6. Social and Behavioral Sciences