In Years 10 and 11, all students embark upon a two-year programme of study working towards achieving the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).
This qualification is the most popular international certificate worldwide for this age group and is administered by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). The IGCSE examinations form a bridge between Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme in Years 12 and 13.
Students are required to choose at least one subject from each of the seven major subject areas: Languages; Humanities; Sciences; Mathematics; Social Science, Technology and The Arts. Students must take eight subjects although it is possible for them to study up to ten subjects.
The programme caters for the different ability levels of students by offering core and extended courses in most subjects. Students are assessed and supported by our subject teachers. IGCSE success is achieved through ongoing assessment of oral communication and written coursework as well as a final public exam.
IGCSE students are recognised internationally for their problem solving, investigative, independent and co-operative working skills.
For more information about IGCSE, please talk with us or visit www.cie.org.uk
The subjects to be studied in Years 10 and 11 include:
- Languages: English, Chinese, French, English Literature
- Mathematics: International Mathematics, Additional Mathematics
- Humanities: Geography, History, Global Perspectives
- Sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Education
- Social Science: Business Studies, Economics
- Technology: Information and Communication Technology, Design and Technology
- The Arts: Art and Design, Music, Drama