Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international curriculum for 14-16 year olds, leading to globally recognized and valued Cambridge IGCSE qualifications. Schools worldwide have helped develop Cambridge IGCSE, which provides excellent preparation for the Cambridge Advanced stage including Cambridge A/AS Levels and Cambridge Pre-U, as well as other progression routes.
It incorporates the best in international education for learners at this level. It develops in line with changing needs, and is regularly updated and extended. Cambridge IGCSE teachers can draw on excellent resources, training and advice from subject experts.
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. Schools can build a core curriculum, extend it to suit their learners and introduce cross-curricular perspectives.
Clearly defined learning outcomes and content, mean Cambridge IGCSE is compatible with other curricular and is internationally relevant and sensitive to different needs and cultures.
Cambridge IGCSE develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:
Applying knowledge and understanding to familiar and new situations
Flexibility and responsiveness to change
Working and communicating in English
Assessment for Cambridge IGCSE usually takes place at the end of the two-year course and includes written and oral tests, coursework and practical assessments. Schools have the option of assessing learners using only external examinations or, in most subjects, combining examinations with coursework. Coursework is set and marked by the teacher and externally moderated by CIE.
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.