Qualifications at RGS Vietnam

Qualifications at RGS Vietnam

RGS Vietnam’s mission to inspire our students to nurture, empower and connect is reflected in our qualifications provision. RGS Vietnam is proud to be both an International Baccalaureate World School authorised to offer both the Diploma Programme to our 16 to 18-year-old students, as well as the Primary Years Programme to our Preparatory school. We are also a licensed Cambridge Assessment International Education Centre and offer our 14 to 16-year-old students the opportunity to sit International GCSEs in their summer session and our 16-18 year-old students the A-level programme. 

IB Diploma Programme [externally-assessed]

Students are generally admitted to the Diploma Programme if they have secured at least IGCSE C or equivalent in their chosen DP subject choices.  We advise at least an IGCSE B or higher for Higher Level subjects. Typically full Diploma students will take 3 Standard Level and 3 Higher Level subjects.  The grading for DP is from 7-1 for DP subjects and A-E for Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay. Creativity, Activity and Service are outcome-based and are a PASS/FAIL condition of the full Diploma. Typically most students will sit the full Diploma, but some will sit individual DP courses.

CAIE A-Level Programme [externally-assessed]

Like IBDP, students will generally be admitted to the A-level Programme if they have secured at least an IGCSE C or equivalent in their chosen subject choices.  The grading for A-level is from A*-E. Typically, most students will sit the four A-levels as well as participating in a number of school-based courses.

CAIE IGCSE [externally-assessed]

Our offer can vary year on year to reflect the need and demands of our community.  However, we expect all students to sit IGCSEs in English (First Language), Mathematics and at least one Science and Humanity. The grading is from A*-G. Typically students will sit 8 IGCSEs

Vietnamese National Curriculum [internally-assessed]

Our Vietnamese passport-holders are required to take Vietnamese Language & Literature classes up to the age of 16.  The assessment and grading for this [of 10-1] reflects national guidelines set by Bộ Giáo dục và Đào tạo (the Vietnamese Ministry of Education & Training).

Collaboration between RGS Vietnam and RGS UK

So many life-changing opportunities will be created for pupils and staff
Mr Sean Davey - RGSI’s Managing Director
This is a flagship project and an example for others to follow
Mr. Nguyen Hoang Long - Vietnam’s Ambassador to the UK
Together we can create a new paradigm and stronger version of international education
Mr Shaun Fenton - Headmaster of RGS UK