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What is an IGCSE qualification?

Have you been looking to give your child access to an internationally recognised world-class education? We have just that! Here’s how it works:

The Cambridge International curriculum is divided up into different categories. It starts at the Lower Secondary level (Years 7, 8 and 9), into the Upper Secondary qualification; IGCSE (Years 10-11), then the Advanced qualifications; A Levels and AS-levels. What this means is that every qualification is specially designed to cater to the audience. The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) serves learners aged between 14 and 16, doing Years 10 and 11.

Cambridge IGCSE, introduced over 30 years ago, is the most popular, and truly international qualification that opens learners up to a world of opportunity as it gives them more options, more subjects to choose from, and more ways to learn and succeed. Grading benchmarks range from A to G and exams are written in June and November, with results given in August and January. You can prep with past papers here

There are six required subjects; English First Language, Mathematics and a choice of either Biology, Chemistry or Physics, which are compulsory. Learners can then choose 3 from a list of ten which will be added to in 2024. Please note that a second language is compulsory for South African learners who wish to obtain a Matric Exemption.

The world-class standard of the Cambridge International curriculum and the thorough assessment measures offered, give universities around the world the confidence to accept learners as they are well-rounded, academically strong and prepared for higher education.

Coba Kellerman, a Cambridge International curriculum alumni says that: “Following the Cambridge International curriculum at school taught me how to absorb information faster and to build on existing knowledge. I gained time management skills through my experiences, and I am grateful for learning how to push myself to achieve my potential. I enjoyed Cambridge International studies because the curriculum allowed me to study fewer subjects, but in a more focused and in-depth way, rather than studying the surface of many subjects. My Cambridge International studies, and the pace at which I had to study, prepared me well for tertiary education and opened many doors. I often felt more confident about university assignments and workloads than fellow university students in some of my classes”

Find out more about opening international doors to your child here with one of our Admissions Consultants — book a call now and apply online.

The Cambridge International curriculum is divided up into different categories. It starts at the Lower Secondary level (Years 7, 8 and 9), into the Upper Secondary qualification; IGCSE (Years 10-11), then the Advanced qualifications; A Levels and AS-levels. What this means is that every qualification is specially designed to cater to the audience. The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) serves learners aged between 14 and 16, doing Years 10 and 11.

Cambridge IGCSE, introduced over 30 years ago, is the most popular, and truly international qualification that opens learners up to a world of opportunity as it gives them more options, more subjects to choose from, and more ways to learn and succeed. Grading benchmarks range from A to G and exams are written in June and November, with results given in August and January. You can prep with past papers here

There are six required subjects; English First Language, Mathematics and a choice of either Biology, Chemistry or Physics, which are compulsory. Learners can then choose 3 from a list of ten which will be added to in 2024. Please note that a second language is compulsory for South African learners who wish to obtain a Matric Exemption.

The world-class standard of the Cambridge International curriculum and the thorough assessment measures offered, give universities around the world the confidence to accept learners as they are well-rounded, academically strong and prepared for higher education.

Coba Kellerman, a Cambridge International curriculum alumni says that: “Following the Cambridge International curriculum at school taught me how to absorb information faster and to build on existing knowledge. I gained time management skills through my experiences, and I am grateful for learning how to push myself to achieve my potential. I enjoyed Cambridge International studies because the curriculum allowed me to study fewer subjects, but in a more focused and in-depth way, rather than studying the surface of many subjects. My Cambridge International studies, and the pace at which I had to study, prepared me well for tertiary education and opened many doors. I often felt more confident about university assignments and workloads than fellow university students in some of my classes”

Find out more about opening international doors to your child here with one of our Admissions Consultants — book a call now and apply online.

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