Cambridge IGCSE

Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international curriculum for 14-16 year olds, leading to globally, recognised and valued Cambridge IGCSE qualifications.

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. Clearly defined learning outcomes and content, mean Cambridge IGCSE is compatible with other curricula and is internationally relevant and sensitive to different needs and cultures.

Each subject is certificated separately. Over 70 subjects are available, including more than 30 language courses, offering a variety of routes for learners of different abilities.

Cambridge IGCSE develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:

  • Subject content
  • Applying knowledge and understanding to familiar and new situations
  • Intellectual enquiry
  • Flexibility and responsiveness to change
  • Working and communicating in English
  • Influencing outcomes
  • Cultural awareness

Assessment for Cambridge IGCSE includes written and oral tests, coursework and practical assessment. Coursework is set and marked by the teacher and externally moderated by Cambridge.

In most subjects there is a choice between core and extended curricula, making IGCSE suitable for a wide range of abilities. There are clear guidelines which explain the standard of achievement for different grades from A* to G.

Cambridge IGCSE examinations take place in May/June and results are issued in August on the CIE website.

More information is available at www.cie.org.uk/qualifications/academic/middlesec/igcse