Edexcel was formed in 1996 by the merger of the Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC), the country's leading provider of vocational qualifications, and the University of London Examination and Assessment Council, one of the major exam boards for GCSE and A Levels.
Edexcel is now part of Pearson, the world's leading learning company which has an educational heritage rooted in names like Longman, Heineman and Prentice Hall.
Edexcel is the UK's largest awarding organization, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.
Edexcel academic qualifications include GCSE, GCE (A Level) and International GCSE.
GAU The American College became a centre for Edexcel in November 2008. We now process all entries for the International GCSE and A Level examinations.
The College holds a central position in the Kyrenia area and supports the British Council with their examinations as well.
We have over 100 students entering the Edexcel examinations each year since becoming a Centre. We also provide a chance for external students to sit their exams through our Centre.
All Edexcel examinations are taken at the College with invigilation from our own teachers. Inspections of the school have always been excellent.
GAU The American College has been a full member of the European Federation of Schools (FEDE) since 2007.
FEDE is an International Non-Governmental Organization benefiting from a "participatory status" with the Council of Europe.
With over 580 independent educational institution members in France, Europe and other countries. FEDE has two main missions; firstly to participate in the establishment of a true European educational area, also to defend the freedom of education. The main focus of FEDE is to develop the acquisition of European culture and knowledge,to enable independent institutions to be incorperated in a reliable institutional framework.
GAU The American College is a proud member of FEDE and has taken part in seminars and conferences arranged by the institution.
FEDE offers diplomas to students in order to further their educational opportunities.
Cambridge International Examinations is the world's largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5-19 year olds. Qualifications from Cambridge are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world.
As part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge, CIE share the mission of providing excellence in education. To do this CIE provide schools with curricula, assessment and services. Through this CIE is committed to extending access to high quality education around the globe.
GAU The American College has been a sub-centre of CIE since 2000. The programmes and qualifications have helped to develop successful learners. Since 2000 GAU The American College has worked alongside the British Council, Cyprus, to encourage students, in all fields, to aquire International GCSE's and A levels. These qualifications have enabled many of our students entry into universities around Europe and America.
We at GAU The American College have international programmes and qualifications which lead primary school students through secondary and pre-university years. These qualifications include Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level, Cambridge International AS and A level and Cambridge Young Learners Examinations: Starters, Movers and Flyers.
Girne American Group of Schools is the only member of the European Council of International schools in North Cyprus. Each year one student is honoured with the ECIS award. This student is selected by the teachers of the students based on their performance throughout high school.
The ECIS award is
“Awarded to a student who is a good representative of his/her own country, with a positive attitude toward the life and culture of others, able to converse in at least two languages, a contributing force in the life of the school, with the ability to bring differing people together into a sense of community, thus furthering the cause of international understanding”