International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
[Year 9 and 10]
The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is one of the most widely recognized education certificates for 14 to 19-year-olds. The Cambridge portfolio of IGCSE qualifications provides a solid foundation for higher-level courses such as GCE A and AS Levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma and excellent preparation for employment.
The Cambridge IGCSE curriculum is known for its rigorous as well as a balanced approach to secondary education. It develops students’ essential skills, including thinking skills, research skills, application of knowledge, problem-solving skills, and teamwork. IGCSE offers a wide range of subjects under the following heads: Languages, Mathematics, Humanities, Sciences, and Vocational and Technical. It also takes cognizance of students’ varying levels of ability and allows them to choose between core and extended syllabi.
Asian Intercultural School Bali offers as many as 13 subjects for the IGCSE Examinations. Special emphasis is given to core subjects to enjoy more comprehensive options at advanced levels of study. Moreover, the 13 subjects extend to the students for an opportunity to obtain the IGCSE group award known as ICE* certification.
Cambridge ICE is the group award of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). A student must study a minimum of seven subjects drawn from the five different IGCSE subject groups, including two languages and at least one subject from each of the other subject groups. It affords a broad and balanced curriculum to a student, and it recognizes the achievements of students who pass examinations.
IGCSE subject choice
At Asian Intercultural School Bali, students are encouraged to study various subjects at the IGCSE level. To benefit from a broad and balanced curriculum, the school follows a systematic approach to subject delivery. Every student at this level is required to take at least two languages from the five language options offered by the school. Other compulsory subjects are Mathematics, Information and Communication Technology and Environmental Management. Optional subjects are Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business Studies, Accounting and Geography*.
*It is to be noted that all students are required to take all compulsory subjects and three from the optional subjects since they form part of the curriculum for the AISB Board examinations.
Selection from five curriculum areas:
Candidates hoping to gain the Cambridge ICE group award must enter and sit for at least seven subjects selected from the five IGCSE curriculum areas. The chosen subjects must include two (different) languages from Group I (i.e. only one of First Language English and English as a Second Language may count towards Cambridge ICE). Students can take one subject from each of Groups II, III, IV and V and the seventh subject from any five subject groups.
IGCSE courses usually take two years to complete, and exams are taken at the end of that period. Examinations are held in June and November each year with results issued in August and February, respectively.
*Environmental Management can count as either a Group II or a Group III subject for Cambridge ICE.
Schedule of Examinations
- May 2022 Series
- October 2021 Series