The Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is the world’s most popular international curriculum for 14 to 16 year olds. Offered in nearly 2,300 schools in over 130 countries worldwide, this internationally recognised programme is the equivalent of GCSE in the United Kingdom and the International GCE 'O' Level Examinations.
Critical thinking, enquiry-based learning and problem solving are the most significant learning outcomes of the Cambridge IGCSE programme. It is a good balance between retaining local relevance and embracing the international outlook, and subsequently lays the groundwork for lifelong learning.
Students follow a broad and balanced curriculum with subjects that are diverse and relevant enough to encourage learners to have a solid foundation in English, Maths and Science.
For students of Cambridge IGCSE, this is the first step towards choosing International Curricula as their mode of higher study, such as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. These students have an exemplary track record in examinations, as the programme develops critical skills, including creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving.
In doing so, the programme lays the vital groundwork for subsequent lifelong learning. Progress along the way is facilitated by annual goal setting exercises designed to help students set goals and achieve them.