Grades 9 & 10 - High School
The IGCSE is a 2-year educational programme that is set and externally examined by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) in the United Kingdom. Its standards are derived from the UK standards set in the GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) but the programme is driven by curriculum content specifically tailored to the needs of students studying in international schools around the world.
The programme is designed to stand alone and so no previous knowledge is required to be a part of the programme. However, students need to be at a functional level of English to have reasonable expectations of success from enrolment in the IGCSE Programme.
Students that have followed courses that have prepared them with the skills and attitudes that are an integral part of the IGCSE programme have a considerable advantage.
At the end of Grade 10, most students will sit individual IGCSE examinations in at least seven of the following subjects:
English Language, English Literature, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, French Language, Sociology, Economics, History, Geography, International Cambridge Mathematics, Art and Design, Information and Communication Technology, Music, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and/or Physical Education.
The School aims to make all subjects available but actual availability depends upon the viability of group sizes and contracted staff’s ability to teach the courses.
Within the IGCSE programme the School is able to offer a range of subject choices as shown below:
You must study English, Spanish and Maths. You need to choose:
- between English Literature, Spanish Literature or EAL Support
- between Biology and Chemistry
- between Economics, Geography or Physics
- between History and Global Perspectives
- between Biology, History or French
- between Art&Design, Drama or Music
- between Business Studies, Travel & Tourism or Information and Communication Technology
- between IGCSE Physical Education or ISH Physical Education