Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success. Developed over 30 years ago, it is tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide.
The IGCSE offers a flexible and stimulating curriculum for schools that is supported with excellent resources and training. It has also been proven to help improve academic performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving, making it the perfect springboard to advanced study. Many schools worldwide use Cambridge IGCSE as they find it to be an excellent syllabus in preparing for higher education. This is apparent in several universities in the UK that have widely accepted IGCSE as part of the portfolios of international applicants.
The Cambridge IGCSE is known for its international outlook, and strives to develop understanding and skill in the student in various subject content, cultural awareness, adaptability in change and communication in English. It is suitable for students to grasp the English language effectively even if it is not their first language or have not had prior experience speaking it.
The Cambridge IGCSE assessment takes place at the end of the course and includes written, oral, coursework and practical assessment. This broadens opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning, particularly when their first language is not English. In many subjects there is a choice between core and extended curricula, making this curriculum suitable for a wide range of abilities. With over 70 subjects available for learning, students can expect to be groomed in several fields such as Art, Accounting, International Studies, Literature, and 30 different languages which will prove handy if the student wishes to pursue higher studies overseas.
Grades are benchmarked using eight internationally recognised grades, A* to G, which have clear guidelines to explain the standard of achievement for each grade. Examinations occur twice a year, in June and November. Results are issued in August and January.