IGCSE at International College

Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. IGCSE stands for “International General Certificate of Secondary Education” and it is a programme aligned with the standards of the GCSE qualification taken in the UK.


Why are IGCSEs important?


First and foremost, the IGCSEs offer excellent preparation further academic study, both in the next stage of their education, the IB Diploma Programme, as well as in their stage through University. TAt the same time, the IGCSEs also focus on skills needed to succeed in life such as creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving.

Depending on the subject, the IGCSE develops subject understanding and skills in:

  • 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.


Our subject offer


Cambridge IGCSE subject offer varies from the more traditional exam-only subjects to the more diverse ones that include coursework or research based reports and team project, such as global perspectives. In this way, International College currently offers subjects from the five groups that include a good balance of traditional and more innovative subjects, allowing students to experience these in preparation for the next stage in their education, the IB Diploma Programme. 

At IC our offer currently includes the following subjects:

  • First Language English
  • English as a Second Language
  • First Language Spanish
  • Global Perspectives
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Business Studies
  • Art & Design

Our subject selection is designed to allow students to build the foundations needed in core subjects such as languages, mathematics and sciences, as well as experiment subjects that require research and coursework in preparation for the IBDP internal assessment and extended essay components. 

Cambridge IGCSE is recognised by universities and employers worldwide. It is also suitable for students whose first language may not be English and this is acknowledged throughout the examination process.

For detailed information, go to Cambridge IGCSE.