International General Certificate of Secondary Education

IGCSE

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Overview

  • IGCSE prepare students for life
  • CAIE design programmes that stretch, challenge and inspire students of all abilities. 
  • It is widely recognised by universities and employers around the world. 
 

 

  • Grade Breakdown

    Kindergarten 

    Early Years Foundation Stage

    (National Curriculum for England)

    Grades 1 - 8

    Grades 1 to 8: Enriched curriculum leading to CBSE and CAIE(IGCSE) pathways.

    Most subjects are aligned to international curriculum standards and UAE regulations. This allows easy transition for students who opt for the CBSE or the IGCSE programme after Grade 8.

     Students opting for CBSE continue Grade 9, starting April.

    Students opting for IGCSE, start their course from September.

    Students transitioning to IGCSE from CBSE, after Grade 8, continue CBSE from April to June.

    Starting September, they will move to the IGCSE stream on school records and KHDA records.

    Grades 9 - 12

    CBSE curriculum with subject options available from Grade 11.

     Years 10 and 11 (NCE CAIE)

     2-year IGCSE programme.

    The equivalence in age and curriculum will enable transition from Grade 8 CBSE to Year 10 NCE/CAIE directly.

     Year 12 and Year 13

     2-year A Level Programme

  • Subjects Offered

    Compulsory IGCSE Subjects

    Compulsory Non IGCSE

    English

    Mathematics

    Islamic/Global Perspective

    Arabic

    MEP

    UAE SST

    PE

    Global Futures (Singularity University)

    Genius Hour

    Block 1

    Block 2

    ICT

    Biology

    Physics

    Chemistry

    Business Studies

    ICT

    Economics

    Business studies

    Biology

    Chemistry/Physics

  • Assessment Pattern

    Subjects

    Assessment Pattern

    Time Duration

    Marks

    Weightage (%)

    English First Language

    Paper 1 (Reading)

    2hr

    80

    50%

    Paper 2 (Writing and composition)

    2hr

    80

    50%

    Course work portfolio

    Written assignment

    80

     

    Mathematics (Extended)

    Paper 2

    1hr 30 min

    70

    35%

    Paper 4

    2hr 30min

    130

    65%

    Global Perspective

    Component 1 (Written examination)

    1 hr 15 min

    70

    35%

    Component 2 (Individual Report)

     

    60

    30%

    Component 3 Team Project

     

    70

    35%

    Islamiyat

    Paper 1

    1 hr 30 min

    50

    50%

    Paper 2

    1 hr 30 min

    50

    50%

    Physics

    Chemistry

    Biology

    Paper 2 (MCQ)

    45 min

    40

    30%

    Paper 4 (Theory)

    1hr 15 min

    80

    50%

    Paper 6 (ATP)

    1 hr

    40

    20%

    ICT

    Paper 1

    2hr

    100

    40%

    Paper 2

    2hr 30 min

    80

    30%

    Paper 3

    2hr 30 min

    80

    30%

    Business Studies

    Paper 1 (Short answers and data response)

    1hr and 30min

    80

    50%

    Paper 2 (Case Study)

    1 hr and 30min

    80

    50%

    Economics

    Paper 1 (MCQ)

    45 min

    30

    30%

    Paper 2 (Structured)

    2hr 15 min

    90

    70%

 

IGCSE

Video Overviews

Hear what our principal Ms. Fatima Martin has to say about the International General Certificate of Secondary Education

  • igcse-video-1

    PLAY VIDEOIGCSE 1
    Now offering CBSE and IGCSE curriculum options
  • igcse-video-2

    PLAY VIDEOIGCSE 2
    Launching the IGCSE program
  • igcse-video-3

    PLAY VIDEOIGCSE 3
    More curriculum options
  • igcse-video-4

    PLAY VIDEOIGCSE 4
    Subject Options

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