International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
The IGCSE is a two-year course that offers both prescribed and free-choice subject selection. The breadth of study is a key element of the IGCSE programme that helps students to make informed choices as they enter the IB Diploma programme and beyond.
The course culminates in examinations and the awarding of certificates by the examinations board Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), a division of Cambridge Assessment, founded by the University of Cambridge in 1858. CIE delivers the Cambridge IGCSE (the international variant of the British GCSE qualification) for international students. These international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. Thus, the examinations prepare school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning.
The choice of subjects is grouped with a view of progression onto the IB Diploma.
All students in Years H1 and H2 study the following subjects: English (1st or second language), Mathematics, Science (Double or Triple Award), Core Curriculum Physical Education (PE) and Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE).
In addition, students also select four subjects from the following electives: Chinese (1st , 2nd or Foreign Language), French (Foreign Language), German (Foreign Language), Spanish (Foreign Language), EAL, Geography, Economics, History, Business Studies, Music, ICT, Computer Science, Drama, Art, Physical Education.