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Cambridge Secondary II Programme

CAMBRIDGE SECONDARY 2 (14-17 Years)

The IGCSE is a comprehensive two year programme for Grades IX & X. It is a balanced mix of practical experience and theoretical knowledge. It is a universally recognized qualification among international schools and universities worldwide. Various educational skills like recall of knowledge, teamwork, problem solving etc., are developed in this course. The course offers the best in international education and, being in pace with the changing needs, it regularly updates and extends the curriculum. It lays an excellent foundation for students who wish to continue with the IB Curriculum at the pre -university level.

Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international curriculum for 14 – 16 year olds, leading to globally recognised and valued Cambridge IGCSE qualifications. It is part of the Cambridge Secondary 2 stage. Cambridge IGCSE, provides excellent preparation for the Cambridge Advanced stage including Cambridge International AS and A Levels as well as other progression routes. It incorporates the best in international education for students at this level.

Cambridge IGCSE encourages learner-centred and enquiry-based approaches to learning. It develops learners’ skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving, giving learners excellent preparation for the next stage in their education. Clearly defined learning outcomes and content, mean Cambridge IGCSE is compatible with other curricula and is internationally relevant and sensitive to different needs and cultures. Cambridge IGCSE develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:

  • Subject content
  • Applying knowledge and understanding to familiar and new situations
  • Intellectual enquiry
  • Flexibility and responsiveness to change
  • Working and communicating in English
  • Influencing outcomes
  • Cultural awareness

Assessment for Cambridge IGCSE includes written and oral tests, course work and practical assessment. Course work is set and marked by the teacher and externally moderated by Cambridge.

In most subjects there is a choice between core and extended curricula, making IGCSE suitable for a wide range of abilities. Each learner’s performance is benchmarked using eight internationally recognised grades. Cambridge IGCSE examination sessions occur twice a year, in May/June and October/November. Results are issued in August and January.

The resulting qualification provides a foundation for higher level courses, such as AS and A Levels. Cambridge IGCSE is recognized by universities and employers worldwide. Students who passed the International General Certificate of Secondary Education(IGCSE) with a minimum of five subjects including English as one of the subjects are considered eligible for admission to the First Year Pre-University Courses of a PU college affiliated to the Department of Pre-University Education in Karnataka.