T.C. Gloucestershire

After not having a particular enthralling, pleasant time at secondary school at the age of 12, ACE gave me the opportunity to escape and embrace another side of learning – a curriculum that encouraged effort, integrity, and yearning of knowledge.
At first, it was a struggle. The PACEs seemed like hard work. However, I prayed, was encouraged to do my best, and was supported by my supervisor/mother, who stayed behind me funnily enough – every inch of the way through Mathematics, every punctuation rule and mighty assignment in English Grammar and English Literature, every experiment in Science, etc. Now, I’ve obtained grades that I’m very proud of, as well as my family.

ACE astoundingly isn’t afraid to stand up for Biblical truths which western countries have seemingly forgotten. The principle of loving our fellow man, that all men are created equal by the power of our creator, and treating each other with respect, regardless of skin colour. This reflects the comforting yet palpable zeal inside of us that we’re indeed special and rational as human beings: we are all made in the image of God.

A.S. Twickenham

I started the ACE curriculum at age 10 and at age 15 started studying for the ICCE General Certificate. The ICCE process was challenging at times but well worth the hard work as I learnt to master every subject area that I was
studying. Furthermore, throughout my experience of the ACE curriculum, I learnt character building which has moulded me into the person I am today.

I am studying Primary Education BA (honours) at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, and am thoroughly enjoying this course.

E.J. Gloucestershire

A.C.E. prepared me for university both academically, through the rigorous grammar and literature course, and also personally as the goal-setting and independent study methods helped me to develop these skills which are so important at university and the work place. Following my degree, I was offered a place to complete a teacher training qualification (PGCE). I am now working full-time as an English teacher at a local middle school with children age 9-13. As well as preparing me academically, the Bible verses and the integration of the Biblical character traits throughout the A.C.E. curriculum have helped to give me a strong foundation for applying Biblical principles into my life.

L.H. Durham

I was privileged to study with the ACE programme from the early days of Preschool with Ace and Christi, until summer 2013 when I flew the homeschool nest with an Advanced Certificate in Arts. Since then, I have been pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Mandarin Chinese and English Literature at the University of Durham, an opportunity which I was able to access thanks to the merits of the ICCE accreditation. Although my educational and religious background have proven to be quite different from those of my peers, I can truthfully say that these differences have not been disadvantages to me.

I feel that the foundation my parents provided me with through the ICCE has allowed me to thrive here, and enabled me to complete last year’s exams with a First.

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.

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.

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.

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