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 GIIS Queenstown » Academics » Curricula Offered » IGCSE
  International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) has been designed byCambridge International Examinations, UK.

Global Indian International School (GIIS) offers the Cambridge IGCSE programme for Classes 8 to 10. New students seeking admission to Class 8 or existing students promoted to Class 8 have an option of choosing either CBSE or IGCSE. Class 8 IGCSE is a foundation course and Classes 9 and 10 form the Cambridge IGCSE course leading to certification from Cambridge International Examinations on successful completion.

Students may opt for International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) on the successful completion of IGCSE. IGCSE and IBDP have identical subject combinations, which makes it easier for IGCSE students to gain entry into IBDP

IGCSE provides a broad study programme by drawing subjects from five areas: Languages, Humanities and Social Sciences, Sciences, Mathematics, Creative, Technical and Vocational. A balanced mix of practical experience and theoretical knowledge is structured within the curriculum. With a choice of 'Core' and 'Extended' papers in most subjects, IGCSE is suitable for students with differing levels of ability. IGCSE allows teaching and learning to be placed in a localised context.

Click here to visit the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) website for more information on Cambridge IGCSE.

Course Duration 12 months (for each class)
Commencement Date
April 1
Course End Date March 31
Full-time or Part-time course Full time
Available in Classes 8, 9 and 10
Available at GIIS Queenstown Campus, Singapore
GIIS East Coast Campus, Singapore
Subjects offered
IGCSE Class 8
Accounting Business Studies Mathematics Computer Science
Economics English Science Global Perspectives
Language 2 – Tamil English as a Second Language Language 2 – French Language 2 – Hindi
Physical Education      
IGCSE Class 9
Accounting First Language English Computer Science Literature (English)
Biology English as a Second Language Mathematics (without Course Work) Global Perspectives
Business Studies Foreign Language  French Physical Education Physics
Chemistry Hindi as a Second Language Economics GCE 'O' Level Tamil Ordinary Level
IGCSE Class 10
Accounting First Language English Economics GCE 'O' Level Tamil Ordinary Level
Biology English as a Second Language Computer Science Literature (English)
Business Studies Foreign Language  French Mathematics (Without Course Work) Additional Mathematics
Chemistry Hindi As A Second Language Physical Education Physics
Pre-requisites Click here to view the criteria for admission
Promotion Click here to view the Promotion Policy .
Course Fee Click here for course fee information
Course Delivery IGCSE is a full-time, regular stream course at GIIS
Manner of Course Delivery Face-to-face classroom learning
Assessment Click here to view the assessment for Cambridge IGCSE at GIIS
Teacher-Student Ratio 1:6* for IGCSE at GIIS Queenstown Campus
**(Calculation: Total number of teachers imparting course divided by total number of students undertaking course. Figure does not include non-academic staff)
GIIS' Cambridge IGCSE results
2013 100% GIIS students secure Distinction or Merit in IGCSE Class 10 Exams 2013
2012 GIIS Students Prove Their Prowess In IGCSE Class 10 Exams
2011 GIIS Academic Stars Sparkle in IGCSE Class 10 Exams
2010 Outstanding IGCSE and IB Results reflect Academic Rigour at GIIS
2009 GIIS’first IGCSE batch excels at Board exams with 100% results

Learn more about Cambridge IGCSE and IB Diploma programme at GIIS


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