The Millennium Colleges, Pakistan

Students at Roots Millennium Schools are provided numerous exciting opportunities to display their abilities, skills and to think critically, analytically and creatively throughout their academic tenure. Experienced faculty and counselors, give guidance to students for their bright future. GCE Advanced (A) Level is one of the most recognized qualifications around the world. For over 50 years, Cambridge International A Levels Pakistan have been accepted as proof of academic ability for entry to universities and institutes of higher education. Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level represents the first half of a full A Levels course and gives students the opportunity to study a broader range of subjects without committing to a full A level. Cambridge International A Levels is a ‘gold standard’ qualification, High A and AS Level grades are a key to admission for all the world’s top universities. Cambridge A-Levels courses take two years to complete with exams taken at the end. Cambridge AS Level examinations are taken after a year either as part of the A Level course, or as a qualifications in their own right. Alternatively, the A Level qualification will be taken at the end of a two year course. Millennium Cambridge International AS and A Levels 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 sources
  • Thinking logically and presenting ordered and coherent arguments
  • Making judgments, recommendations and decisions
  • Presenting reasoned explanations, understanding implications and communicating them logically and clearly
  • Working and communicating in English.

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The Cambridge AICE Diploma draws on the extensive range of Cambridge International AS & A Level subjects. To achieve the Diploma, all learners will need to study and pass the Cambridge International AS Level Global Perspectives & Research (9239). The Cambridge AICE Diploma offers breadth across the curriculum and depth in selected subjects. Learners have to achieve a minimum of seven credits (including Cambridge International AS Level Global Perspectives & Research) from subject groups 1, 2 and 3 (and optionally Group 4) to be awarded the Diploma. Learners must achieve at least one credit from each of Groups 1, 2 and 3. The remaining credits can come from any of the groups. A maximum of two credits can count from Group 4. A Cambridge International AS Level is awarded one credit, and a Cambridge International A Level is awarded two credits.

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AS level (Advance Subsidiary Levels) and A Levels are the most widely accepted qualifications for university admission. A level Certificate is equivalent to higher secondary School Certificate. AS Level generally takes one year to complete and A Levels are studied across two years.

Generally students progress to AS and A Levels in the academics year following their IGCSE, MYP and Matric result. Both qualifications focus on traditional study skills. A Levels is graded A* – E. A* was introduced to differentiate highest performing students from other A – Grade candidates. Examination are taken in May/ June and Oct/ Nov every year.

The advantage of taking AS Examination is that pupils can judge how they are progressing and whether they want to continue the subject to A Levels. Most students study three to four AS Levels. The CIE board is the main body to offer International AS and A Levels. Schools can offer wide range of subjects and the freedom to offer them in almost any combination.

  • Learners can specialize or study a range of subjects, Ensuring breadth. Giving learners the power to choose helps motivate them throughout their studies. This flexibility enables building blocks to build an individualized curriculum that develops your 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 clearly and logically
  • working and communicating in English.

The syllabuses are international in outlook, but retain a local relevance. They have been created specifically for an international student body with content to suit a wide variety of schools and avoid cultural bias.

The content, the structure and the administrative support make Cambridge International AS & A Level the answer to the needs of schools worldwide. According to CIE” flexibility means schools can build an individualised curriculum and learner can choose to specialize in a particular subject area or study a range of subjects”.

The International AS Level is typically a one year course and A Level a two year course.

The CIE International AS Level is graded A – E and the CIE international A Level is graded A* – E. There is no A* for Cambridge international AS Level.

In AS Level, the subject content is half a Cambridge International A Levels.

Many schools use Cambridge International AS Level to give learners valuable feedback on their performance, identifying strengths and weaknesses before they complete their full Cambridge International A Levels.

At Millennium Colleges, A levels composite is discouraged. Howeever, there can be an exception as a special case be to facilitate some students by the principal approved.

The Students can choose from a range of assessment options to gain Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications:

  1. Take the Cambridge International AS Level only. The syllabus content is half a Cambridge International A Level.
  2. Take a ‘staged’ assessment route – take the Cambridge International AS Level in one examination series and complete the final Cambridge International A Level at a subsequent series.
  3. Take all papers of the Cambridge International A Level course in the same examination session, usually at the end of the course.

Policy Statement for MC’S and TMUC’S offering A levels:

For all MC’S and TMUC’S offering A levels Qualification nationwide, the first option for assessment will be implemented for the following benefits that the students would have as experienced and found to be successful at RMS.

  1. Each Subject that learner takes receives a separate grade in AS and A level. After receiving the AS level grades ( A- E) the students have a clear idea of the standard of achievement and this sets the future course more clear in terms of effort that needs to be made do better or maintain the grade.
  2. Cambridge International AS & A Level assessments give students a variety of ways to show their knowledge and skills. Our school has opted Cambridge International AS Level assessments to give learners feedback on their performance before they complete their full Cambridge International A Level. This helps the students and understands their strengths and weaknesses, and improve their results and also relieves them from half of the content from A level.
  3. AS level is recognized worldwide. Completing AS level also helps in University Application. The candidates tend to produce better results if they appear in AS rather than composite Examination. Students appear in AS are required to prepare half of the content in one year and later half in one following year, predicted grades on the basis of AS result are more authentic and realistic.

Cambridge International IGCSE/A/AS Level syllabuses have been created specially for an international student body. They provide an interesting and relevant course of study that Access, challenge, flexibility Cambridge International IGCSE/A/AS Level helps students to develop the in-depth subject knowledge and understanding that universities and employers look for.

Schools can encourage breadth through a combination of International IGCSE, A and AS Levels or allow students the right to specialise in their chosen area. For example, many students choose to concentrate on Sciences and Mathematics at IGCSE/A/AS Level. Results in a qualification equivalent in standard to the UK version.

The content of International IGCSE/A/AS Levels is created to suit the wide variety of our schools and to avoid any cultural bias. The structure and administration of International IGCSE/A/AS Levels meet the needs of our schools around the world.

International University Recognition

Cambridge International IGCSE/A/AS Levels are accepted in universities throughout the UK and Europe. University course credit and advanced standing is often  available in countries such as the  US and Canada where good  grades in carefully chosen Cambridge International A Level subjects  can result in up to one full year of credit.

Many universities in other countries also recognise Cambridge International IGCSE/A/AS Levels for matriculation purposes.

Employers also look for good Cambridge International IGCSE and A Level grades when recruiting new employees.

Wherever students want to go, locally or internationally, Cambridge International IGCSE/ A/AS Levels make it happen.

Choosing a course of study is one of the most important decisions a student will make. It is essential to check that qualifications are widely accepted and valued by further education institutes, universities and employers. Choosing Cambridge international qualifications opens up a world of opportunity – helping you get a place at your chosen university, or proving your achievements to your future employer.

Universities in countries around the world, including Pakistan, recognise and welcome Cambridge international qualifications. The government of Pakistan recognises Cambridge qualifications and provides equivalence to the local system of education in order to ensure smooth progression for students who choose to pursue their education in Pakistan. The government body responsible for issuing equivalence conversion is the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC). Cambridge O Levels and Cambridge IGCSE® qualifications are equated to the local Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Cambridge International A Levels to the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC).

To qualify for equivalence at the HSSC level, IBCC has given a list of compulsory and elective subjects that must be studied at Cambridge O Level, Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International A Level. You will find this at www.ibcc.edu.pk

Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level and Cambridge International A Level

Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge O Level are considered by IBCC to be the equivalent to Secondary School Certificate (SSC), as long as students meet the following requirements: students undertaking Pakistan-based examinations (local exam) require eight subjects including English, Urdu, Islamiyat, Pakistan Studies, Mathematics and three electives.

To qualify for the Science Group it is necessary to pass Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Computer Science/Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Students who do not qualify for the Science Group will be placed in the Arts Group.

Students with a qualification in Computer Science or ICT in place of Biology at the Cambridge O Level stage will be granted SSC Science Group equivalence but will not be granted equivalence to HSSC (Pre-Medical Group), even if Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects are passed at the Cambridge International A Level stage.

Cambridge International A Level

Cambridge International A Levels are considered equivalent to Higher Secondary School Certificate(HSSC), subject to meeting the specified requirements for various groups:

Pre-medical group

Eight Cambridge O Level subjects (including English, Urdu, Islamiyat, Pakistan Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology) and three Cambridge International A Levels (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) with minimum E grade.

Pre-engineering group

Eight Cambridge O Level subjects (including English, Urdu, Islamiyat, Pakistan Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology or Computer Science or ICT) and three Cambridge International A Level subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) with minimum E grade.

General science group

Eight Cambridge O Level subjects and three Cambridge International A Level subjects are required to qualify for the General Science Group. Students belonging to the general science group are not eligible for admission into engineering or medical colleges.

Humanities group

Eight Cambridge O Level subjects including English and Mathematics with three Cambridge International A Level subjects. Students belonging to the humanities group are not eligible for admission into engineering or medical colleges.

Always check the IBCC website for updates on equivalence: www.ibcc.edu.pk

Cambridge International IGCSE, A and AS Level examination sessions occur twice a year, in June and November, with results issued in August and January respectively.

Some subjects are only available in June or November. Cambridge International IGCSE, A and AS Levels use a wide range of assessment processes and techniques to supplement written examinations – orals, practicals, projects and coursework are all used in various subjects where they are the best means of measuring attainment.

Cambridge International AS Level means a wider range of assessment options. Students can choose to:

Take all papers of the International A Level course in the same examination session, usually at the end of the second year of study.

Follow a staged assessment route by taking the Cambridge International AS Level in one examination session and completing the final Cambridge International A Level assessments at a subsequent session. However, the staged assessment route is not possible for all subjects. For example, the outcomes awarded for I ternational AS language syllabuses cannot be carried forward to International A Level.

Take the Cambridge International AS Level course only, either at the end of a one-or-two year course – the AS syllabus content represents half of an A Level programme.

We strongly recommend students to work in leading organizations during the summer break. It facilitates their admission in many universities in the world and gives them immense confidence and an opportunity to apply what they have studied.

Considering our vision and ambitions we synergize our interests with prestigious companies and brands, give our students a platform for participating in conferences / seminars / workshops, entrepreneurial forums, training courses, community, citizenship, social and environmental events or such other opportunities for our students benefit and interest.

By participating and being a part of our internship and outreach office we will help you explore future career possibilities and determine what you might want to study in college. Doing an internship is especially helpful if you have always wanted to pursue a particular career but don’t know too much what your day to day activities would entail in that profession. In this way, an internship can be of enormous personal benefit to you by allowing you to refine your interests and explore career options.

This academic year 150 millennials applied for international summer 2016 programs, 18 students received acceptance / scholarship from IV League, 25 students received scholarships / acceptances from oxford university/ Cambridge University.  50 students received scholarships for summer programs at leading universities of Germany and liberal arts colleges at USA.

One of the best things about summer school is that it offers a child the opportunity to take classes that might not otherwise be available to them. Summer school offers them the opportunity to take the class on their own without having to wait for high school.

  • Markedly improved communication skills
  • Increased ability to adapt and deal with new situations
  • Improved reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Increased cognitive development
  • Increased creativity
  • Encourage your child to appreciate culture on a global scale
  • See your child become a seasoned traveler
  • A chance for your child to make life-long friends
  • Widen your child’s understanding
  • Let your child experience life in another country
  • Boost your child’s employability
  • Develop your child’s life skills

Pre SAT or PSAT is the acronym for Preliminary SAT. It is otherwise abbreviated as NMSQT which stands for National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. It is administered by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in the United States of America. However, it is offered by the College Board only.

It is taken annually by approximately 3.5 million students. Even students from seventh and eighth grades take this exam. The scores will be used by the NMSC for deciding your eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Before 1997, this exam used to be comprised of only two test sections viz. Math and Verbal sections. In this testing format, the Verbal section was evaluated for marks more than that of the Math section. The writing skills section was added in the year 1997 making the assessment a three section test.

Why Pre SAT? Many of you might have the question –  “Why pre SAT?” From the College Board’s perspective, it is a firsthand practice for SAT. It is like a warm up test session for you if you plan to take SAT later on. It tests your analytical and logical ability as well your English language proficiency. You might have developed the skills of problem solving and attempting English language related questions but the questions asked in SAT require an extra edge for your skills to be solved. It is a test for such skills. Mentioned below are some important points that would explain to you why you must attempt this test. You can know where your skills stand. You can know how far can the skills you possess help you score well in the actual exam. Hence, it is kind of a feedback for of your skills. You can know about all the strengths and weaknesses you possess thereby helping you to understand where to focus and where not to focus.

After yourself assessment, you can prepare an action plan that would be more effective for your preparation for the real assessment.

Also, you can know your performance levels on a comparative basis with that of others applying for colleges. This makes you understand where you stand and what is that you require for standing out.

A good pre exam score makes you eligible for the scholarships offered for the students of 11th grade from NMSC.

Most important of all, you can get to know about the question types asked in the actual test which helps you to strategically find ways to effectively solve the questions which will be asked in real exam.

Pre SAT Test Format and Scoring Pre SAT is administered for a total time of two hours and ten minutes. It is a three section test comprising of the Math section, Critical Reading sections and the Writing skills section. Each of the mentioned above sections are scored on a scale of 20-80 points with the maximum score for a single section being 80 points. Hence, the whole test adds up to a maximum score of 240 points. The main difference between the pre exam and the actual exam is that the Math section of pre SAT does not consist of problems from higher level Mathematics and the Writing section does not consist of an essay as in actual exam.

SAT

SAT Subject Tests are college admission exams on specific subjects. These are the only national admission tests where you choose the tests that best showcase your strengths and interests. Important Information: SAT Subject Test Policies

  • You can take up to three SAT Subject Tests on a single test date.
  • You can’t take the SAT Subject Tests and the SAT on the same test date.
  • When you register, you must tell us which SAT Subject Test(s) you plan to take. You can change your mind on test day, with limits.
  • You can take only one Biology Subject Test per test date. After the first 60 questions, you have to choose either Biology Ecological or Biology Molecular; you can’t take both.
  • You can use calculators only on the Mathematics Level 1 and Level 2 Subject Tests.
  • The Language with Listening tests are offered only in November.
  • You can take up to three SAT Subject Tests on a single test date.
  • You can’t take the SAT Subject Tests and the SAT on the same test date.
  • When you register, you must tell us which SAT Subject Test(s) you plan to take. You can change your mind on test day, with limits.
  • You can take only one Biology Subject Test per test date. After the first 60 questions, you have to choose either Biology Ecological or Biology Molecular; you can’t take both.
  • You can use calculators only on the Mathematics Level 1 and Level 2 Subject Tests.
  • The Language with Listening tests are offered only in November.
  • The Language with Listening tests are always given in the first hour of testing. You can take only one Language with Listening test per test date.The Language with Listening tests are always given in the first hour of testing. You can take only one Language with Listening test per test date.

When, Where, and How SAT Subject Tests are generally given six times in any given school year, on the same days and in the same test centers as the SAT — but not all 20 tests are offered on every SAT date. Find out when specific tests will be given. The Language with Listening tests are only offered in November. You can take one, two, or three Subject Tests on any test date. You can’t take the SAT and an SAT Subject Test on the same day. Some SAT Subject Tests require you to bring special equipment — for example, CD players for Language with Listening tests.

Roots Millennium Schools serves as a strong platform for the promotion and validation of the importance of Community Service and voluntary work.  Engaging in community service provides students with the opportunity to become active members of their community and has a lasting, positive impact on society at large. Community service or volunteerism enables students to acquire life skills and knowledge, as well as provide a service to those who need it most. Pakistan is a country that suffers from extreme poverty with a high illiteracy rate in desperate need of community development and humanitarian assistance. These are key concepts that we strive to instill in our students so that they can work towards the future development of the country.

For this purpose RMS has established various internship and after school activities that students can engage in throughout the academic term. There are a variety of opportunities  with organizations such as Pakistan Red Crescent Society, The Citizens Foundation, World Wildlife Fund, Prime Ministers Education Reform Project, The Little Sprouts, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, Feed The World, Teach the World and many more. Furthurmore students also promote awareness campaigns within school hours related to areas such as Cancer Awareness, Gender based violence and Transgender Rights.

Our CEO Faisal Mushtaq strongly condones the process of involving students early on in extensive volunteer work as it promotes crucial skills of confidence, communication, responsibility, teamwork and innovation. Early involvement helps in grooming the child and eventually forming the ideal university application.. A history of volunteering demonstrates  commitment to the community and a willingness to work for the betterment of others; a concept we at RMS live by.

Roots Millennium Schools in collaboration with the British Council and United States Education Foundation Pakistan (USEFP) organize important visits of universities from the United Kingdom and United States. Representatives of Turkish, Malaysian, Chinese, Canadian and Local universities also pay visit to our campuses nationwide.

These universities include top notch universities in the world alongside middle tier and safety schools for all sorts of students. Roots Millennium Schools has more than hundreds of MOU’s signed with universities around the world. The representatives when visit us talk and brief Millennials about the global opportunities and scholarships.

The sessions provide useful and handy information for all Roots Millennium Schools’ students. All the representatives of the universities address the students queries and share the opportunities of higher education in all parts of the world.

Roots Millennium Schools (RMS) is a global school/college committed to meeting the needs and ambitions of a diverse range of students by providing challenging academic programs underpinned by innovative research, scholarship and professional practice. At Millennium Schools and College, students are taught to dream, to aspire for heights of excellence and build their lives on the belief “Sharing is the essence of human relationship”.

RMS promotes the essential values of humanity, and these dreams turn into reality when Millennials break all world records and score top positions in the world in all national and international examinations, receive admission offers in the top national and international universities with full scholarship in the disciplines of social sciences, arts, technology and engineering programmes at world top universities including MIT, Oxford, Cambridge, Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Cornell, Dartmouth, NYU, Hong Kong University, Mount Holyoke, Reed, Wellesley College, Boston University, Bilkent University, Stetson University, Drake University, University of Rhode Island, Amherst, LSE, UCL, Kings College, Agha Khan, Manchester,  GIK, LUMS, IBA, UET and many more.

Learning Resources & Facilities at Campus

  • Study Skills Exploration Room
  • Art, Crafts & Activity Studio Room
  • Purpose Built Campus Auditorium
  • Dramatics & Performing Arts Room
  • Hot & healthy Meal Cafeteria
  • Library & Learning Resource Center
  • Indoor Gaming Room
  • ICT & E-Learning Room
  • Purpose Built Basketball Court

Educational & Language Programs at Campus

  • Millennium WWF Green School Program
  • Millennium German Language Program
  • Millennium Citizenship & Community Education Program
  • Member PASCH – The “Schools: Partners for the Future” initiative
  • Member Microsoft Partners in Learning Program
  • Member Intel Teach and Intel Education Initiative Program
  • Member British Council Global School Partnerships and Connecting Classrooms Program
  • Member Global Entrepreneurship Week GEW by Kauffman Foundation
  • Millennium Beyond the Border Education, Travel & School Links Program
  • Millennium Beyond the Classroom Teaching & Learning Initiatives Program

Clubs & Societies at Campus

  • Sports & Games Club
  • Environment Club
  • Arts & Crafts Club
  • Dramatics & Performing Arts Club
  • German Language Club
  • Urdu Language Club
  • Music & Entertainment Club
  • Digital Literacy Club
  • 4-H Club
  • Active Citizen
  • WWF
  • PRCS
  • Community & Civic Education Club
  • Literature & History Club
  • Global Citizenship Club
  • Athletics & Gymnastics Club
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Spelling Bee & Reading Club

What will you gain from MC dedicated Career Counselor and Resource Person at MC Insight Greater self belief from a clearer understanding and recognition of your abilities, personal skills, qualities & academic  strengths.

  • Understanding more fully what motivates you at college.
  • Improved decision-making skills.
  • The courage to make a change of subject or career path, if appropriate.
  • The links to local and national career oriented resources including organizations, application procedures, scholarship information, Visas, United States Educational Foundation USEFP Pakistan, The British Council Pakistan and Inter Board Conversion Committee IBCC Pakistan.

Planning

  • New ideas to develop and pursue your potential and academic strengths.
  • The ability to narrow down and identify the range of opportunities to investigate.
  • A clearer vision of your future direction and choice of university.
  • A realistic Action Plan for your career and academic development.
  • Relevant addresses, websites and contacts to follow-up, where available.
  • References based on your test results for colleges, universities and employers where appropriate.

Action

  • An excellent application through UCAS and Common App
  • A timely exam and orientation for SAT.
  • An opportunity wining academic and counselor reference.
  • The ability to adjust and ‘add value’ more quickly in your next placement.
  • Be better effective interview and application techniques.