A.B. Gloucestershire

I completed the General level in January 2013 after eleven years of studying at home with the ACE program. Looking back I am grateful for the schooling I received through the curriculum. As well as providing a child with a quality education, the system promotes Bible memorisation and the development of a good Christian character. Although I would describe myself as a slow worker academically, I found studying for and completing each test for the certificate satisfying.

In March 2013 I started an apprenticeship in Health and Social Care which I complete whilst working as a care assistant in a Residential Home. When I have completed this apprenticeship I hope at some point in the future to begin a nursing degree.

A.R.J. Manchester

The broad range of subjects compulsory in the ICCE General and Intermediate Certificates really helped me to find my areas of interest and by the time I came to choosing my Advanced Level bias course I had decided that I wanted to take my music seriously. I was one of the first students to take the Music Bias, which I very much enjoyed studying for, and whilst completing it I applied to study the ‘cello at the Royal Northern College of Music. My application was accepted and the RNCM had no problems with recognising the ICCE Advanced Level as an equal standard to the usual A-Level requirements for UK students. I have just completed my third year of study at the RNCM and I’m looking forward to following God’s leading for my future over the next few years.

B.B. Southampton

Having started my education in an ACE school, I continued as a home-schooler, later becoming one of the last students to study on the NCSC system. After completing Levels 1-3 and the Honours level, I took a couple of gap years, gaining experience in both voluntary work at an African ACE school, and secretarial work for a Christian organisation. This left me ready to study once more, and I embarked on a 4-year joint-honours degrees at the University of Southampton studying Mathematics with French. I am scheduled to graduate in the summer of 2015.

B.C. Dewsbury

I attended the Branch Christian School and achieved the NCSC level one certificate, with good results in all subjects. It was a challenge at times, especially in mathematics, but I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to do NCSC.

Education is one of the most important times in our lives, and the knowledge and understanding that I gained with NCSC has really helped me to have the skills and confidence to do what I am doing now.

After graduating from the Branch Christian School, I achieved an NVQ Level 2 in bricklaying, and then, later, a BA Honours in sports journalism at Huddersfield University.

I now work at my local Christian radio station, Branch FM, in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

C.V. Sheffield

I enjoyed doing the ICCE and feel that I gained academic skills that have been very useful to me, both during my A levels and at university. I became confident at essay writing and research techniques. I gained in depth and broad knowledge that I have drawn on over the last few years at college and university from courses like World Geography. The ICCE particularly helped me to become a confident independent learner and researcher making the transition to studying A levels very smooth for me.

H.B. Sussex

I have been home-schooled my whole life. I started out with A.C.E. from the very start and have gone through the whole curriculum through to the I.C.C.E. Advanced certificate. Christian education is a wonderful way to be schooled. Throughout my education I not only learnt regular school stuff but I also learnt strong morals and more about God from my studies. The morals have helped me stay strong and they will always be with me. I am currently attending Sussex University, studying physics with astrophysics.