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Cambridge Upper Secondary (Year 10-17, Age 14-16)-IGCSE

Cambridge Upper Secondary is typically for learners aged 14 to 16 years. It offers learners a route through the Cambridge IGCSE.

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education(GCSE) is an English language examination, offered to students to prepare them for A Level or further international studies. Student begin learning the syllabus at the beginning of Year 10 and take the exam at the end of year.

The Cambridge IGCSE curriculum offers a variety of routes for students with a wide range of abilities, including those whose first language is not English.

Starting from a foundation of core subjects, it is easy to add breadth and cross-curricular perspectives. Encouraging students to engage with a variety of subjects, and make connections between them, is fundamental to our approach.

For students, Cambridge IGCSE helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. It is the perfect springboard to advanced study.

Sublimation Experiment (4)

● Subject content

● Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations

● Intellectual enquiry

● Flexibility and responsiveness to change

● Working and communicating in English

● Influencing outcomes

● Cultural awareness.

BIS have been involved in the development of Cambridge IGCSE. The syllabuses are international in outlook, but retain a local relevance. They have been created specifically for an international student body and avoid cultural bias.

Cambridge IGCSE examination sessions occur twice a year, in June and November. Results are issued in August and January.

BIS IGCSE Course Core subjects

Core Subjects

● English (1st/2nd)  ● Maths  ● Science  ● PE

Optional Choices

Option Choices: Group 1 

● English Literature

● History

● Additional Maths

● Chinese

Option Choices: Group 2

● Drama

● Music

● Art

Option Choices: Group 3

● Physics


● Global Perspective

● Arabic

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