Curriculum Upper Secondary (IGCSE)

Cambridge UPPER SECONDARY (IGCSE) Curriculum

Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programs and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds. Cambridge programs and qualifications have a proven reputation for being an excellent preparation for university, employment and life. They provide a valuable international benchmark of learner performance.

The Cambridge approach supports schools to develop learners who are:
• Confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others
• Responsible for themselves, responsible to and respectful of others
• Reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn
• Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
• Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference.

At Kothari International we offer the IGCSE[grade 9,10] and Advanced levels [grade 11,12] of the CIE Curriculum

Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. Not only is it truly international - it gives students more options than any other international qualification

The Cambridge IGCSE curriculum offers a variety of routes for learners with a wide range of abilities, including those whose first language is not English. It offers a flexible and stimulating curriculum, supported with excellent resources and training. Cambridge IGCSE helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. It is the perfect springboard to advanced study.

Cambridge IGCSE develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:
• Subject content
• Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations
• Intellectual enquiry
• Flexibility and responsiveness to change
• Working and communicating in English
• Influencing outcomes
• Cultural awareness.
Cambridge IGCSE syllabuses are international in outlook, but retain a local relevance. They have been created specifically for an international student body and avoid cultural bias.


Cambridge IGCSE assessment takes place at the end of the course and can include written, oral, coursework and practical assessment. This broadens opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning, particularly when their first language is not English. In many subjects there is a choice between core and extended curricula, making Cambridge IGCSE suitable for a wide range of abilities.

The Core curriculum is within the ability range of a large majority of students. It provides a full overview of the subject and is targeted at students expected to achieve grades C to G.

The Extended curriculum has been designed for the more academically able. It is targeted at those expected to achieve grades A* to E. Grades are benchmarked using eight internationally recognised grades, A* to G, which have clear guidelines to explain the standard of achievement for each grade.

At KIS Cambridge IGCSE examination sessions occur twice a year, in March and November. Results are issued in May and January.