International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSEs)


For more information click here: CIE IGCSE

(information relevant for 2015/16, but subject to change)

The IGCSEs are examinations taken in year 11 after studying for 2 years (in years 10 and 11). At the end of year 9 students will decide what subjects they will study for the IGCSEs; some subjects such as Science, English , Maths and ICT are compulsory but students can choose options.

Students have the option of choosing Business Studies or Economics from Group 1 and then 2 other options from History, Geography, English Literature, Art, Mandarin and PE. Students will take between 5 and 9 IGCSEs depending on their performance in KS3.

Ascot International School is a recognized Cambridge International Examinations centre (CIE centre), and all students sit the examinations here in May and June. The Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international curriculum for 14-16 year olds, leading to globally recognised and valued Cambridge IGCSE qualifications.

Grades that are awarded for the IGCSEs are from A to G. Most students should be aiming for a minimum of 5 passes at grade C. The grades at IGCSE will determine what subjects can be studied for the International Baccalaureate.