Cambridge Examinations

The Cambridge syllabuses prepare our students for university study, which is why universities worldwide value and recognise Cambridge International AS and A Level qualifications.

Cambridge International AS and A Level develops learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills in:
  • In-depth subject content
  • Independent thinking
  • Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations
  • Handling and evaluating different types of information source
  • Thinking logically and presenting ordered and coherent arguments
  • Making judgements, recommendations and decisions
  • Presenting reasoned explanations, understanding implications and communicating them logically and clearly
  • Working and communicating in English.

We offer a choice of 55 subjects and schools can offer them in almost any combination. This flexibility means schools can build an individualised curriculum, and learners can choose to specialise in a particular subject area or study a range of subjects.

Cambridge International A Level is typically a two-year course, and Cambridge International AS Level is typically one year. Some subjects can be started as a Cambridge International AS Level and extended to a Cambridge International A Level. Find out more about the different assessment options.


Council of British International School (COBIS)

COBIS is a membership association of British International schools of global quality and is one of 8 constituent members of the Independent Schools Council (ISC) of the United Kingdom.
Rainbow became an associate member of COBIS in 2012. This organization provides a link with a large network of British curriculum international schools around the world and a platform for sharing ideas and ensuring quality.

In recent years, Rainbow has taken part in the following COBIS activities with great success:

  • The COBIS Games 2014, a four day sports event held in Istanbul, Turkey for secondary school students. The event involved track and field events, swimming and football tournament and the students returned with  5 gold and 4 bronze medals.
  • The COBIS Young Scientists Film Competition 2013 & 2014. In both competitions, Rainbow was shortlisted and this year an entry was runner up in the category ‘Most Creative KS1/2 film’.
  • In addition to a range of competitions, COBIS provides professional development for staff and accreditation through the International Schools Inspectorate or CfBT.

Rainbow has entered into partnership with UKTI through its membership of COBISClick for details