Cambridge IGCSE (Age 14 – 16)
The Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is designed as a two-year curriculum programme leading to a Certificate which is internationally recognized by universities and employers worldwide as evidence of academic ability. The IGCSE years are Classes 9 and 10, with external examinations held in Class 10. It is a time which is critical for preparing the student for their next step, the A Level exams. By this age, our pupils are becoming leaders in the international school, fulfilling the roles of young adults. They get involved in their community through projects, while in their school time they are encouraged to pursue all the activities that are offered, at academic, sporting and personal levels all the while staying focused on their goals.
IGCSE is made up of compulsory core subjects which everyone studies, and a group of optional subjects. IGCSE pupils are expected to take at least 7 subjects and these are critical to a student’s opportunities in the future to attend a University. During this time our pupils remain focused on their studies to prepare for the final IGCSE examinations.