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Middle Years IGCSE

IGCSE

International General Certificate in Secondary Education

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a two-year examination course followed by students in Grades 9 and 10. It provides a curriculum and methods of assessment appropriate for a wide ability range.

Many subjects may be taken at core or extended level and results are reported on a 7-point grade scale from A to G. Core candidates cannot achieve grades A or B. The IGCSE is administered by the Cambridge University Examination Board with the RISS acting as an approved examination centre.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE IGCSE PROGRAMME IN GENERAL CAN BE FOUND HERE.

Students must take a minimum of seven subjects to qualify for the International Certificate of Education (ICE). The ICE provides a foundation for further vocational training or for higher level courses such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) RISS, GCE “A” levels and the North American Advanced Placement Test (AP).

English Language or English as a Second Language (ESL), Mathematics and Global Perspectives are mandatory subjects for all students. For students not taking ESL, World Literature is compulsory.

The table below shows the subjects which will be offered for the next examination season.

Group

Number

Group Name

Subjects

1

Languages (2 needed)

First language: Dutch and English

English Second Language

Foreign language: Dutch, French, Spanish

Own Language: self-study

2

Humanities and Social Science

Geography, Economics, History, Global

Perspectives and World Literature - which

is compulsory with English First Language

3

Sciences

Biology, Physics, Chemistry

4

Mathematics

Cambridge International Mathematics

5

Creative, Technical and
Vocational

Art and design, ICT, IGPE


At least one subject should be chosen from each of the groups given below. For the current list of first and second languages offered please contact the IGCSE Team Leader.

All examination subjects are taught in three weekly lessons with the exception of Mathematics (four lessons) and English as a Second Language (5 lessons).

All students attend 2 lessons of Physical Education and 1 Tutorial lesson where they receive personal and social education, study skills and careers information.

IGCSE Results

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