Key Stage 4
Cambridge Upper Secondary (IGCSE) is the world’s most popular international curriculum for 14-16 year olds, leading to globally recognized and valued Cambridge IGCSE qualifications. Over 9000 schools worldwide teach it, including more than 650 in the UK. Almost 500 000 entries each year from 144 countries.
Cambridge ICE is the group award of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and requires the study of subjects drawn from the five different IGCSE subject groups. It gives schools the opportunity to benefit from offering a broad and balanced curriculum by recognising the achievements of students who pass examinations in at least seven subjects, including two languages, and one subject from each of the other subject groups.
At Key Stage 4, students begin to specialise more. English, Maths, Science, Spanish, Physical education and RE/citizenship continue to be compulsory subjects, but students can also choose three additional subjects: Geography, Drama, History, German, Music, Art&Design and Computer Science.
In all these subjects (except for Physical education and RE/Citizenship) they start a 2 year preparation for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) exams which are taken at the end of Year 11. At the end of Year 11, students will choose the subjects which they wish to study for A Level in the Sixth Form.