The Cambridge Upper Secondary (IGCSE) is a two-year course of study comprising Grades 9 and 10 for students aged 14 to 16 years. This programme caters to the needs of the students with diverse interests and abilities and who are ready to move around the world.
Successful students receive an internationally recognized qualification, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education which is equivalent in standard to the international GCE Ordinary level and British GCSE examination.
The curriculum is suitable for students of all nationalities and all levels of ability. It provides an ideal preparation for higher level courses such as the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), international GCE Advanced level, SAT and APT, International Baccalaureate and for vocational training and employment. IGCSE is a qualification based on examinations in individual subjects of study, with IGCSE qualifications and grades issued for each subject taken, much like Advanced Placement examinations in the United States.
In Cambridge IGCSE, the core curriculum is designed to be accessible for all children. The Extended curriculum is available for students who are highly capable and highly motivated. All students take a balanced programme of subjects to establish the foundation of knowledge and to enable an informed choice of elective subjects in later years.