IGCSE (ages 15 – 17 years)

INTRODUCTION

The school delivers an international curriculum, the contents of which assimilate the best of national and international curriculum that is proven and time-tested. In this way, students will get the best of both worlds in the sense that they will receive internationally recognised awards without compromising on Malaysian content. The curriculum will constitute the Cambridge International Secondary Program and the UK National Curriculum. Students who complete their secondary education will take the Cambridge IGCSE examinations. Upon completion of their IGCSE, they may continue to a pre-university programme.

All Malaysian students must take the compulsory Malaysian subjects. Medium of instruction is English, except for the second language subject.


CURRICULUM

Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international curriculum for 15 year to 17 year old, leading to globally recognised and valued Cambridge IGCSE qualifications.

Schools worldwide have helped develop Cambridge IGCSE, which provides excellent preparation for the Cambridge Advanced stage including Cambridge A/AS Levels and a Pre-University programme, 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 students can draw on excellent resources, training and advice from subject experts.

Cambridge IGCSE encourages learner-centred and enquiry-based approaches to learning. It develops learners’ skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving, giving learners excellent preparation for the next stage in their education. Clearly defined learning outcomes and content, mean Cambridge IGCSE is compatible with other curriculum and is internationally relevant and sensitive to different needs and cultures.

Cambridge IGCSE develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:
:: Subject content
:: Applying knowledge and understanding to familiar and new situations
:: Intellectual enquiry
:: Flexibility and responsiveness to change
:: Working and communicating in English
:: Influencing outcomes
:: Cultural awareness

Assessment for Cambridge IGCSE usually takes place at the end of the two academic year course and includes written and oral tests.

Each learner’s performance is benchmarked using internationally recognised grades. Cambridge IGCSE examination sessions occur twice a year, in May/June and October/November. Results are issued in August and January respectively.


SUBJECTS (ARTS STREAM)

1. English Language

2. Mathematics

3. Accounting

4. Business Studies

5. Economics

6. Information & Communication Technology

7. History

8. Malay language*

9. PSHE/P.Islam**

10. Mandarin

* For Malaysian students only.
** Non-examinable

Note: In addition to the above, compulsory subjects required by the Malaysian Ministry of Education will also be taught.


SUBJECTS (SCIENCE STREAM)

1. English Language

2. Mathematics

3. Additional Mathematics

4. Biology

5. Chemistry

6. Physics

7. Accounting/History

8. Malay language*

9. PSHE/P.Islam**

10. Mandarin

* For Malaysian students only.
** Non-examinable

Note: In addition to the above, compulsory subjects required by the Malaysian Ministry of Education will also be taught.