Exam Boards

ATS schools prepare pupils for various different examination Boards as they continue to offer an international curriculum – these include:

  • CIE (Cambridge International Examination)

Currently no ATS school follows the IB curriculum.
One school allows individual pupils to follow the ACE curriculum.
Other Examination Boards are used, as indicated below.


ZIMSEC examinations are undertaken at Grade 7 level as well as at O, AS and A level.

“ZIMSEC is an autonomous parastatal under the Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture. It is an internationally accredited examinations board. Its syllabuses were evaluated by the National Academic Recognition and Information Centre (NARIC) in the UK, and found to be equivalent to the General Certificate of Education Standard offered in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, United States of America and the other English speaking countries, hence the internationally recognized qualifications conferred by the Council.

Our Vision
To be the centre of excellence within the Sub–region and beyond in Quality Assessment in Education.

Our Mission
The quality assessment of candidates` learning performance and awarding of nationally and internationally recognised certificates at different levels of the school education system, while optimally utilizing the Human and Material resources available to it.

Our Core Values

  1. Commitment
  2. Professionalism
  3. Integrity and Honesty
  4. Innovation
  5. Accountability
  6. Security and Confidentiality”


CIE offers examinations at the following levels: A, AS, IGCSE, Checkpoint (Form 2) and Checkpoint (Grade 7)

“Cambridge International Examinations prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge.

Our international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. As a not- for-profit organisation, we devote our resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners’ potential.

In England our qualifications are recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), the regulator of examinations. This means our assessments and qualifications are monitored and meet appropriate standards. We work closely with Ofqual to maintain our recognised status.”

The ACE curriculum allows pupils to work at their own pace.

“Reaching the World for Christ… One Child at a Time ®
From its beginning, Accelerated Christian Education ® has maintained high Biblical and academic standards and remained committed to setting children on a path for success. The goal is the same today: to prepare children for the world today and give them the academic and spiritual tools necessary to achieve their God-given potential.

Accelerated Christian Education’s concepts are based on the following Five Basic Laws of

  1. A child must be at a level where he can perform.
  2. He must have reasonable goals.
  3. His learning must be controlled, and he must be motivated.
  4. His learning must be measurable.
  5. His learning must be rewarded.

Based on these principles, the A.C.E. curriculum assures parents of:

  • A solid, mastery-based, back-to-basics education for their child.
  • A course of study diagnostically individualized to meet a student’s specific learning needs and capabilities.
  • A program incorporating Scripture, Godly character building, and wisdom principles.
  • A curriculum using advanced computer technology to help ensure the finest education possible in today’s high-tech climate.”

Colleges and universities around the world accept students with ACE qualifications

In addition, many senior schools run alternative programmes for children who are not geared to an academic curriculum. They may prepare pupils for internationally-accepted Examination Boards such as the following:

  • City and Guilds  –  http://www.cityandguilds.com/
  • Pitmans  –  http://www.pitman-training.com/
  • ABE  –  http://abeuk.com/

Each of these curriculum can lead to university places. They are all governed and appraised by official Quality Assurance institutions.