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
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?
- 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?
- 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?
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