IGCSE

IGCSE PROGRAMME

IGCSE is an internationally recognised curriculum and examination system administered by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), UK which has a long history of delivering high quality examinations and assessment in over 140 countries. The IGCSE syllabus is designed as a two-year course for examination at age 16+.

LINK: CIE WEBSITE

The Cambridge IGCSE develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:

  • subject content
  • applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations
  • intellectual enquiry
  • flexibility and responsiveness to change
  • working and communicating in English
  • influencing outcomes
  • cultural awareness

The school’s IGCSE programme requires students to take between eight and eleven subjects including two from Group 1 and at least one from Groups 2 to 5 (refer to table below). First Language English, Mathematics, English Literature, Computer Studies or ICT and at least one Science subject are compulsory for all IGCSE students in the College. Foreign Language French is also expected for all students except those from Francophone countries who offer First Language French. Each learner’s performance is assessed through the examinations at the end of the programme that result in the award of grades A* to G. We offer the May/June examination session only.

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Group 5

First Language English

English Literature

Biology

Mathematics

Art and Design

First Language French

Economics

Chemistry

Additional Mathematics

Business Studies

Foreign Language French

Geography

Physics

 

Computer Science

 

History

 

 

Information and Communication Technology

GREEN SUBJECTS ARE COMPULSORY, ORANGE ONES ARE OPTIONS OF WHICH AT LEAST ONE MUST BE TAKEN IN THAT GROUP.

In addition to the subject requirements, the school creates further educational experiences for all students that act as a core for the programme. These comprise:

Thinking Skills

Thinking Skills is a course for all students that aims to support learning across the curriculum. To this end, it provides instruction and practice in a range of essential academic skills, develops students’ confidence in their ability to appraise and reflect on their own work, and develops an awareness of important events and issues in the world beyond the boundaries of the school.

LINK: THINKING SKILLS PAGE

Personal and Social Education (PSE)

PSE is a whole-school programme concerned with matters that concern students’ personal lives. The PSE programme has been devised in order to offer students sessions on sexual awareness, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, relationships, stress management, mental health, financial management and leadership skills.

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)

Although CAS is a component of the IB diploma programme, the school makes available the experiences it offers to students in the IGCSE programme as well. CAS simply means Creativity Activity Service, and is at the heart of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). With its holistic approach, CAS is designed to strengthen and extend students’ personal and interpersonal learning.

For more information please go to the following link LINK TO CAS PAGE

International Certificate of Education

To maintain a highly rigorous academic experience, the college also offers the International Certificate of Education (ICE) option as part of the IGCSE programme. ICE candidates are required to reach certain standards in a group of subjects in order to obtain this certificate.

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