IG Department (Age 14-17)

Rosary students start their IGCSE program in Grade 9 and complete their A-levels in Grade 12. The Rosary School – Marj Elhamam is currently adopting the scientific stream. Therefore, more scientific syllabuses are covered at this stage rather than literary ones. However, a student is still exposed to a combination of literary as well as scientific subjects.

Cambridge International Examination Syllabuses (All Extended): Pearson Edexcel Syllabuses: Ministry of Education Requirements:
  • Religion (Christian & Islamic Education)
  • Social Studies
Cambridge International Examination Syllabuses: Pearson Edexcel International Syllabuses (All AS-Levels): Ministry of Education Requirements:
  • Religion (Christian & Islamic Education)
  • General Education
Cambridge International Examination Syllabuses: Pearson Edexcel International Syllabuses (All A-Levels): Ministry of Education Requirements:
  • Religion (Christian & Islamic Education)
  • General Education

School Exams GCE/IGCSE/GCSE Equivalency
Ministry of Education requirements to receive an equivalency to the Jordanian Tawjihi


General conditions

  1. Proof that the student has completed 12 years of schooling.

  2. Proof of passing the following number of subjects:
    • six O-levels and/or IGCSE/GCSE subjects
    • two A-level subjects.

  3. Passing grades are as follows:
    • O-level/IGCSE/GCSE : A, B, C and D
    • A-level/AS : A, B,C,D, and E

  4. For Arab students, one of the eight subjects must be Arabic language at either the O or A level. The Ministry of Education will not accept the subject of Arabic as a Second Language for the equivalency purposes. It will consider acceptance if the student was enrolled in an English language medium school outside Jordan for the majority of his/her scholastic years. The Ministry will consider granting the equivalency case by case.

  5. The Ministry of Education will consider the same subject in two levels as two separate subjects (i.e. O level Biology and A level Biology).

  6. Graduates from Jordanian schools, must must pass the three subjects from the Jordanian curriculum; Arabic, Islamic studies (for muslim students) and General Studies during the last two scholastic years, in addition to the subjects of the British program.

  7. Graduates from schools outside Jordan must provide certified copies of their last three scholatic years certificates. All GCE/ IGCSE certificates must be certified by the British Council in Jordan.

  8. At the advanced level, Computing is considered a science subject. At the ordinary level, Computer Studies and Information Technology are considered as science subjects.

  9. The Ministry of Education has agreed to equate the Co-ordinated Science as two subjects. Students sitting for Co-ordinated Science should not sit the exams for individual science subjects (i.e. biology, chemistry and physic) as they will not be considered as additional subjects.

  10. The Ministry of Education has agreed that two AS subjects are equivalent to one A level for Tawjihi Equivalency purposes. To receive an equivalency for a science subject the two AS subjects should be science subjects (i.e. AS Biology + AS Chemistry). If one AS is a science subject and the other is a literary subject (i.e. AS Math. + AS Arabic) then it equals one A level towards the literary stream. The student should check with the univeristy they are applying to whether they require a full A level or not.

  11. If after obtaining equivalency a student wants to repeat some of the subjects to improve his/her grade, he/ she can do that after one semester from the date of the equivalency and he/ she can retake up to two subjects.

  12. Final centennial grade is calculated based on the below formula and according to the average of the eight subjects:

    A*

    =

    98

    C

    =

    75

    A

    =

    95

    D

    =

    65

    B

    =

    85

    E

    =

    55

    Equivalency for the Scientific stream
    To gain Tawjihi equivalency in the scientific stream, the following is needed:

  • 6 passes in IGCSE or “O” level exams including:
    • Two passes in science subjects
    • One pass in Arabic
  • 2 passes in A level
    • One full A level in Physics or 2 AS’s in Mathematics.
    • The other A level may be an AS/A2 in any science or two AS’s in two sciences.

Equivalency for the Literary stream
To gain Tawjihi equivalency in the literary stream, the following is needed:

  • 6 passes in IGCSE or “O” level exams including:
    • One pass in Mathematics
    • One pass in Computer Studies/Information Technology
  • 2 passes in A-level
    • one full A-level must be in Arabic
    • the other A-level can be one of the following options:
          - AS/A2 in any literary subject
          - Two AS’s in any two literary subjects
          - One AS in a literary subject and one AS in a scientific subject.