The Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is designed as a two-year curriculum programme leading to a Certificate which is internationally recognized as equivalent in standard to the British GCSE and International GCE 'O' LEVEL Examinations. Cambridge IGCSE provides a foundation for high level courses such as the North American Advanced Placement Test (APT), International Baccalaureate (IB), GCE 'A' levels and the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), which has been designed as a Pre-University Course of study progressive from the Cambridge IGCSE. The Cambridge IGCSE constitutes a fully-integrated curriculum for students in their last four years of Secondary Education. The Cambridge IGCSE is administered by the University of Cambridge, England.
Cambridge IGCSE Syllabus Groups
The curriculum includes the following syllabuses in five subject groups (only the subjects offered at school are listed).
Group 1: Languages
- First language English
- First language Thai
- Hindi as a Second Language
Group 2: Humanities and Social Sciences
Economics, Geography, Global Perspectives, Literature in English
Group 3: Sciences
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Combined Science
Group 4: Mathematics
Mathematics, Cambridge International Mathematics
Group 5: Creative & Vocational
Accounting, Business Studies, Computer Studies
Cambridge IGCSE Examination is taken as a qualification towards International Certificate of Education (ICE). The ICE is awarded to the candidate who passes in at least seven IGCSE subjects including two from Group 1 and one from each of Groups 2 to 5. The seventh subject may be chosen from any of the syllabus Groups. The candidates who qualify for the ICE award will be placed in any one of the three categories.
Grade A (a) or above in five subjects and Grade C (c) or above in two subjects.
Grade C (c) or above in five subjects and Grade F (f) or above in two subjects.
Grade G (g) or above in seven subjects.
The requirements for the ICE must normally be satisfied at one and the same examination.