In Grade 9, 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 Grade 9 are required to study eight subjects from each of five different subject areas: science, mathematics, languages, humanities and creative and vocational. Most, if not all, of the these subjects are continued in Grade 10. Students in Grades 9-10 are assessed regularly to plan their learning and to assess attainment.
IGCSE examinations, a measure of international assessment administered by CAIE, are usually taken in the May-June examination session in Grade 10.