What is IGCSE?

Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international curriculum for 14-16 year olds, leading to globally recognized and valued Cambridge IGCSE qualifications. It is part of the Cambridge Secondary 2 stage. Schools worldwide have helped develop Cambridge IGCSE, which provides excellent preparation for the Cambridge Advanced stage including Cambridge International AS and A Levels and Cambridge Pre-U, as well as other progression routes. It incorporates the best in international education for learners at this level. It develops in line with changing needs, and is regularly updated and extended. Cambridge IGCSE teachers can draw on excellent resources, training and advice from subject experts.
IGCSE caters for different levels of ability with a choice between core and extended papers in many subjects. The core curriculum is based on an overview of the subject and is suitable for students who are expected to achieve grades C to G. The extended curriculum is more challenging and designed for students who are expected to achieve grades A* to C.

Grades achieved through either route have the same value.

IGCSE offers a flexible course of study that gives candidates the freedom to choose subjects that are right for them, whilst providing them with a broad knowledge base and lifelong skills. Who Can Take IGCSE?
IGCSE is designed to be taught as a three or four year course at RCI for students aged 13 to 16 years. In most subjects there is a choice between core and extended curricula, making IGCSE suitable for a wide range of abilities. Students can enter for the level that is most appropriate for them and this need not be the same across all subjects.

How is IGCSE taught at RIS

At Roots, students are encouraged to study a wide range of subjects at IGCSE level, at the same time. In order to follow a broad and balanced curriculum, many students take courses from each of the IGCSE groups (see subjects offered list), particularly if they’re aiming to go on to further education. This can lead to the award of the International Certificate of Education an additional qualification that recognizes students who pass exams in seven or more subjects, including two languages and one subject from each of the other groups. The course differs for each subject, but throughout the programme there will be a mix of assessment methods, including coursework, practical exercises, oral and listening tests, projects and written examinations.

Examination Information

IGCSE courses usually take three or four years to complete and exams are taken at the end of that period. Examinations are held in June and November each year with results issued in August and February respectively. For more detailed information and course information, please contact RCI dedicated IGCSE Advisor at info@international.edu.pk

Where is IGCSE accepted & recognized?

IGCSE is a high profile qualification. It is equivalent in worth to the UK GCSE for further education and employment.
1. IGCSE is comparable with GCE O Level and the UK GCSE
2. IGCSE has an excellent reputation amongst international schools worldwide
3. IGCSEs are recognized as a reliable record of attainment which counts towards entry to universities and colleges around the world.
4. A good grade (i.e. C or above) in IGCSE English as a Second Language is accepted for entry by almost all universities in the UK and many in the USA, Canada and Australia.