Cambridge IGCSE

In Year 10 students begin a two-year course of study leading to the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). The CAIE IGCSE curriculum provides a broad study programme across a wide range of subject areas. It encourages students to develop investigative and problem-solving skills, to apply practical skills, knowledge and understanding and to learn to work as part of a team but also independently.

Students in Year 10 are required to study eight subjects, and Year 11 a minimum of seven, from each of five different subject areas: Science, Mathematics, Languages, Humanities and Creative & Vocational. Each subject counts as one credit point towards the students final graduation requirements from MEFIS.

IGCSE examinations, a measure of international assessment administered by CAIE,  are usually taken in the May-June examination session in Year 11. Self-study options also allow students to sit additional examinations where the student has demonstrated a high level of skill, such as their 1st language.

Students in Years 10 and 11 are assessed regularly to plan their learning and to assess attainment. Students take a progress examination at the end of trimester 1 and full mock examinations at the end of trimester 2.

The final IGCSE examinations take place in May and June.

Cambridge IGCSE – further information

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