Nguyen Sieu School offers students the options of either the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) or the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) curriculum pathways.

CAIE Pathway

Nguyen Sieu School is the first Vietnamese school to achieve accreditation with Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) (previously Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)). The Cambridge programme is an education programme developed by the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE).

We selected the CAIE programme for our bilingual pathway as CAIE qualifications are recognized by prestigious universities and employers globally, including MIT, Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, National University of Singapore, etc.

CAIE students prepare for 5 big examinations at different stages of their academic pathway:

  1. Primary Checkpoint (Grade 5)
  2. Secondary Checkpoint (Grade 8)
  3. IGCSEs (Grade 10)
  4. AS Levels (Grade 11)
  5. A Levels (Grade 12)

With a focus on practical skills and hands-on learning, students enjoy access to numerous science and robotics labs, as well as a Start-up Room, where students are able to execute their business ideas. Field trips to companies, other learning institutions, farms and factories are organized to expose students to real-life applications of what they learn in the classroom. All students are also given opportunities to participate in study tripsstudent exchanges, and summer camps. Class sizes are limited to 30 students in the CAIE stream.

From CAIE to University

After taking the IGCSEs in Grade 10, students can choose from 3 options:

  1. International Foundation Pathway 
  2. Cambridge AS/A Levels
  3. Return to MOET curriculum pathway

Despite the faster route offered to universities in New Zealand, UK, and America via the Foundation programme, many students still choose to take the A Levels as it is more widely recognized by universities all over the world, and it is a requirement for popular majors.

Students on the CAIE track generally enter university earlier than their peers in the MOET programme. However, the CAIE programme tuition fee is higher than that of the MOET programme. An increasing number of universities in Vietnam have accepted A Levels as a part of the entrance requirements.