Your guide to Canadian International Matriculation Program (CIMP)

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Dreading the idea of more rigorous exams? Crying into your pillow at the thought of more sleepless nights? Well, maybe choosing CIMP as your pre-university course is the right choice for you.

Canadian International Matriculation Program (CIMP) also known as Canadian Pre-University (CPU), is a program offered by the Canadian Secondary School curriculum according to requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Education in Canada.

The basics of Canadian Pre-University

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To some, education is more than just regurgitating textbooks and penning reports- it’s about personal growth coupled with analytical knowledge. CIMP understands that and it’s a more holistic and wholesome approach towards education.

Intake(s): January, March and July

Recognition: It is a locally and internationally recognized course (no, you’re not just limited to Canada)

How is Canadian Pre-University structured?

Canadian International Matriculation Program (CIMP)

  • Each semester, students will learn a new combination of subjects (sounds like you’ll never get bored)
  • You will be required to take 6 Grade 12 subjects in total, do 10 hours of community service and pass a literacy test
  • The coursework to final exam ratio is 70:30 with exams comprised mostly of test and quizzes
  • The coursework focuses on real world application and designed with the goal of ensuring students gain knowledge as well as soft skills necessary to compete in the ever-competitive global environment

Why should you take Canadian Pre-University?

Canadian International Matriculation Program (CIMP)

  • It also has a wide range of co-curricular activities available
  • Involves real world application in its coursework by honing effective communication skills through debates and projects
  • You’ll also be exposed to a holistic education through community service

Who is Canadian Pre-University for?

Canadian International Matriculation Program (CIMP)

You should consider taking Canadian Pre-University if:

  • You have good time management skills, as assessments and coursework are ongoing throughout the year
  • You are confident conversing and writing in English
  • You enjoy discussions and presentations
  • You are excited and willing to learn a wide spectrum of subject fields

You should NOT consider taking Canadian Pre-University if:

  • Can’t study consistently and you’re more of a “last minute- burning the midnight oil” kind of person. With the continuous assessment style of CIMP, those methods just won’t cut it
  • Struggle conversing fluently in English and tend to have nervous breakdowns during presentations

Looking for other Pre-U courses? Click on the link below:

A-Level

Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT)

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Foundation course

STPM

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In a perfect world, Nadhirah would spend her days travelling with her full-frame DSLR in search of adventure and excitement to blog about. Aside from being diagnosed with chronic wanderlust, Nadhirah enjoys playing sports, reading fantasy-fiction, drinking freshly squeezed juice and playing with cats.

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