AGES 14 - 16


During these years students study for the academically rigorous IGCSE exams. This is an excellent preparation for A Levels and the first step in gaining entrance to the world's best universities.

IGCSEs exam preparation

In Years 10 and 11 at BVIS, students take courses leading to IGCSE examinations. The syllabus and examinations are set and marked by UK based examinations board, Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). Cambridge IGCSEs are the most popular international qualification in the world for 14-16 year olds, taken by students in more than 6,100 schools from 145 countries annually.

All BVIS students take IGCSE maths, English and the co-ordinated science double award which means they get two IGCSEs in science. In addition to these subjects, students take up to three more IGCSEs chosen from art, business studies, computer science, drama, economics, geography, history, music and physical education.   

IGCSEs form an important foundation for university admission, and the exams results are key to moving on to Key Stage 5 and A Level programmes at BVIS.

The benefits of IGCSEs

IGCSEs are widely recognised as the ‘gold standard’ in examinations for 14-16 year olds, and are valued by employers and universities all over the world.

As well as offering a balanced curriculum, our IGCSE programme develops academic reading and writing skills, as well as investigation, problem solving, teamwork, recall of knowledge and initiative.

Most subjects have both a core and extended curriculum, meaning students of all academic abilities benefit from an appropriate level of challenge so that they can achieve the best results possible.

The examinations are more than 25 years old, and have a proven track record of preparing students for the future, and worldwide credibility.


At BVIS HCMC, we’ve combined an international curriculum with traditional Vietnamese values, giving our school a unique learning environment. Students learn to succeed, to focus on results and to make a difference in the world beyond the classroom.

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