Courses we offer

Academic Subjects Offered at IGCSE/ AS and A Level

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    Accounting

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    Afrikaans

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    Art & Design

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    Biology

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    Business Studies

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    Chinese (Mandarin)

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    Chemistry

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    Computer Science

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    Economics

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    English Language

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    English Literature

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    French

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    Geography

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    German

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    History

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    Isizulu

    Offered at IGCSE Level only

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    Japanese

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    Mathematics

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    Music

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    Physics

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    Portguese

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    Spanish

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    Psychology

    Offered at AS and A Level only

Courses we offer

Academic Subjects Offered at IGCSE/ AS and A Level

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    Accounting

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    Afrikaans

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    Art & Design

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    Biology

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    Business Studies

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    Chinese (Mandarin)

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    Chemistry

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    Computer Science

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    Economics

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    English Language

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    English Literature

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    French

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    Geography

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    German

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    History

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    Isizulu

    Offered at IGCSE Level only

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    Japanese

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    Mathematics

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    Music

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    Physics

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    Portguese

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    Spanish

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    Psychology

    Offered at AS and A Level only

AS/A Level Overview

Cambridge International AS and A Levels are internationally benchmarked qualifications providing excellent preparation for university education. They are part of the Cambridge Advanced stage.

They are taken in over 125 countries and offer a choice of 60 different subjects. Cambridge International AS and A Level qualifications are widely recognised and valued by universities and employers alike. Some US universities give up to a year’s credit as a result. Every year, thousands of Cambridge International A Level students gain places at good universities worldwide – including the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

Schools and learners find Cambridge International AS and A Levels very flexible. Schools can offer almost any combination of the wide choice of subjects available. Learners have the freedom to select the subjects that are right for them – they either follow a broad course of study, or specialise in a particular area.

Cambridge International AS Levels

Cambridge International AS Levels have half the content of the corresponding Cambridge International A Level and may be completed in one year. Schools can offer Cambridge International AS Level as a qualification in its own right or as a stage on the way to Cambridge International A Level.

Learners can study Cambridge International AS Level alongside other subjects to increase breadth in the curriculum and build further knowledge and understanding to other subjects they are studying at Cambridge International A Level.

Flexibility

Schools and learners find Cambridge International AS and A Levels very flexible. Schools can offer almost any combination of the wide choice of subjects available. Learners have the freedom to select the subjects that are right for them – they either follow a broad course of study, or specialise in a particular area.

Assessment Options

Learners can choose from a range of assessment options:


Option 1

Take a ‘staged’ assessment route – take the Cambridge International AS Level in one examination session and complete the final Cambridge International A Level at a subsequent session*

Option 2

Take all papers of the Cambridge International A Level course in the same examination session, usually at the end of the second year of study.

Option 3

Take the Cambridge International AS Level only. The Cambridge International AS Level syllabus content is half an Cambridge International A Level programme.

* The staged assessment route is not possible in all subjects. The outcomes awarded for Cambridge International AS Level language syllabuses cannot be carried forward to Cambridge International A Level.

International Relevance

Cambridge International AS and A Level syllabuses have been created specifically for an international audience. The content of International AS and A Levels is carefully devised to suit the wide variety of Cambridge schools worldwide and avoid any cultural bias. The structure and administration of Cambridge International AS and A Levels are also designed to meet the needs of our schools and learners around the world.

Assessment

Cambridge International AS and A Level examination sessions occur twice a year**, in June and November, with results issued in August and January respectively.

Cambridge International AS and A Levels use a wide range of assessment processes and techniques to supplement formal written examinations – orals, practicals, projects and coursework of differing types are all used in various subjects where they are the most effective and appropriate means of measuring attainment.

** Some subjects are only available in June or November.

Reporting of Achievement

Each subject that a Cambridge international student takes at AS and A Level receives a separately certificated grade. From 2010, the Cambridge International A Level will be reported on a grade scale from A* grade, awarded for the highest level of achievement, to E, indicating the minimum required performance. Cambridge International Centres should note there is no A* grading in the certification of Cambridge International AS Levels, which will continue to run from Grade A to Grade E.

Performance Feedback

Cambridge International AS Level provides valuable feedback on performance, identifying strengths and weaknesses prior to any final assessment. Taking the Cambridge International AS Level examination part-way through the international A Level course provides feedback that learners can use to set learning goals for the second half of the course. It can also provide learners with the motivation and momentum to complete their program of study.

IGCSE Overview

Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international curriculum for 14-16 year olds, leading to globally recognised and valued Cambridge IGCSE qualifications. It is part of the Cambridge Secondary 2 stage.

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

Building a curriculum

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. Schools can build a core curriculum, extend it to suit their learners and introduce cross-curricular perspectives. Clearly defined learning outcomes and content, mean Cambridge IGCSE is compatible with other curricula and is internationally relevant and sensitive to different needs and cultures.

Schools can offer any combination of subjects. Each subject is certificated separately. Over 70 subjects are available, including more than 30 language courses, offering a variety of routes for learners of different abilities.

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

Assessment for Cambridge IGCSE includes written and oral tests, coursework and practical assessment. Schools have the option of assessing learners using only external examinations or, in most subjects, combining examinations with coursework. Coursework is set and marked by the teacher and externally moderated by Cambridge.

Teachers who have received training from Cambridge, or who possess suitable experience of marking coursework may carry out this assessment. In most subjects there is a choice between core and extended curricula, making IGCSE suitable for a wide range of abilities. Each learner’s performance is benchmarked using eight internationally recognised grades. There are clear guidelines which explain the standard of achievement for different grades. Cambridge IGCSE examination sessions occur twice a year, in May/June and October/November. Results are issued in August and January.

Grade 8

Checkpoint / Foundation Phase:

Checkpoint has been designed for students who have completed Grade 7 or 8 in the National Curriculum. After completion of the course, the students will write Cambridge International Checkpoint exams in English, Mathematics and Science. Valuable feedback is given on learners’ strengths and weaknesses before they progress to the next stage which is IGCSE.

Eight subjects are offered at foundation phase as this will enable all the learners to make informed decisions about their subject choices when they reach IGCSE level:

Compulsory Subjects

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    English 1st Language

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    Combined Science

    (Biology/ Chemistry/ Physics)

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    Mathematics

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    Social Studies

    (History and Geography)

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    Life Orientation

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    Introduction to Accounting, Business and Economics

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    Information and communication technology (ICT)

A choice of a second language from the following subjects:

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    Chinese (Mandarin)

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    French 2nd Language

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    Spanish 2nd Language

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    Afrikaans 2nd Language

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    German 2nd Language

Kindly note that the 2nd language subjects will be offered based on demand.