6 Intakes in a Year (See Intake A to F)

  • To meet the needs of different school systems around the world
  • To help students who wish to progress faster
  • Students who need to improve their academic English in Grade 10 or 11, may choose to start
  • Study up to 10 credits per year
  • Intake E and F offer only English, ESL or Math courses
  • D
  • A
  • Sep
  • E


  • Nov
  • Dec
  • BJan
  • Feb
  • F


  • Apr
  • C May
  • Jun
Head Start
English Credit
Fall Semester
(3 or 4 Credits)
Winter Semester
(3 or 4 Credits)
Summer Semester
(2 Credits)
Main Intake – All Courses Special Intake – English Only
Special Intake – English, ESL or Math Only

With Total Care Education®, students who go through one or two years of the GO Higher® high school program at CIC have an exceptional ratio of success getting into the best universities.

The GO Higher® Program helps students maximize their potential and reach heights of success.

GO Higher® with… flexible, tailored education

  • Semester programming allows students to vary course load depending on ability
  • Credit system ensures students can focus on individual subjects according to their needs and aptitude
  • Testing and assessment throughout the semester – student success is not dependent on a single, national, final exam
  • Admission placement guides students to study at levels that they are assured of success
  • Technology oriented Blended Learning Model to better engage the young students in learning and research

GO Higher® with… extracurricular opportunities

  • To complement and enhance academic performance, full range of athletic, community involvement, and activities for students to take a leadership role in – experience that top universities look for from applicants
  • Develop greater confidence and inspire higher academic success in students with opportunities provided by our unique Student Development Department
  • Participation in the Duke of Edinburgh Program (Silver level) – focusing on character development and leadership skills
  • Opportunity to Participate in the Model United Nation Conference in New York City

GO Higher® with… university advancement

  • Dedicated counsellors at University Placement Office provide 1:1 guidance for students, from assisting with program choices, admission requirements and completing university applications
  • Students graduate with the OSSD, which allows them to apply to many universities in the USA without the SAT; and to all universities in the UK without A-Levels
  • University representatives visit and meet students at school to provide counselling and the most up-to-date admission requirements

The CIC Edge

  • Our top-notch teachers and our tremendous resources deliver the best teaching and learning support for students to achieve their very best.
  • Our exclusive admission privileges under the CIC University Partnership program give students unique advantages, including:
    1. dedicated scholarships
    2. Lower English proficiency requirements

Admission Requirements

  • All applicants must complete our online Application form
  • All applicants are required to provide transcripts starting Grade 9 from their home country. Certified translation of the transcript to English when necessary.
  • If the applicant has completed external exams in their home country, such as IGCSE, SSCE, O level, A level, IB exams, please submit results
  • No TOEFL or IELTS are required for admission
  • Admitted students will be placed into the appropriate level of English studies depending on:
    – CIC’s English diagnostic results to be written on arrival or
    – official IELTS or TOEFL score, if available
  •  Applicants with any certificates or awards may submit them with the application

English Proficiency & Pre-requisites Requirements

  • to qualify for Grade 11 (ENG3U), applicant must have a minimum score of 5.0 in IELTS with no area lower than 4.5 or equivalent.
  • to qualify for Grade 12 (ENG4U), applicant must have a minimum score of 5.5 in IELTS with no area lower than 5.0 or equivalent.

The following Grade 12 subjects are required pre-requisites at the Grade 11 level:

  • Accounting
  • Computer Science
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Music
  • Art

We are official test centres for:

English proficiency test preparation programs

  • Assists and prepares students to achieve better scores to get into the university of their choice:

    – SAT

  • Official test centre of IELTS, TOEFL, MELABS and CAEL – no need for students to travel beyond the school to take tests
  • Test dates are set by the school and priorities are given to our own graduating students