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IGCSE - Age 14-16

The IGCSE is an academically rigorous two-year programme that provides students not only with recognised qualifications for university admissions, but also an excellent grounding for students' later study towards the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

  • IGCSE Graduation

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is the international version of the GCSE exam taken by students in the UK at the end of Year 11. The IGCSE offers the best foundation for future study in a global society.

 

IGCSEs are offered in a range of subjects. At NAIS Pudong, we use two examination boards, both very well-known and highly regarded in Britain and internationally:

  • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), part of the University of Cambridge and also the world’s largest provider of international qualifications to school age students.
  • Edexcel, the UK’s largest examination body, which started life over 150 years ago as part of the University of London.


At the end of the two-year course, after successfully passing the exams, students will be awarded these world-recognised certificates in each subject, ready for the next stage of education. IGCSEs are graded in two ways, depending on the exam board - from A* (high) to
G (low) with CIE, or 9 (high) to 1 (low) with Edexcel. Although getting any of these grades means that the exam has been passed, many universities and employers regard getting a grade C or 5 as a minimum ‘good’ passing grade.

 

All students take English, either a Double or Triple Award Science and Mathematics as compulsory examination subjects. Students also engage with the International Award, PE lessons and with Guidance lessons to cover the broader topics of life, health, general well-being, careers and Higher Education. In addition to these subjects students also study 4 optional subjects. Please see the IGCSE Curriculum Guide for further information about each subject.

 

Subjects offered at IGCSE:

  • English Language
  • Physical Education
  • English Literature
  • Art & Design
  • Mathematics
  • Drama
  • Triple Award Science
  • Music
  • Double Award Science
  • French
  • Business Studies
  • Spanish
  • Economics
  • German
  • History
  • Mandarin Native
  • Geography
  • Mandarin Intermediate
  • Design Technology
  • Mandarin Beginner
  • Computer Science

 

 

Please see the IGCSE Curriculum Guide in the 'Downloads' section for further information about each subject.

 

Use this link to view our latest IGCSE results.

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