Secondary Curriculum IGCSE


Overview GEMS Cambridge International School offers worlds most popular and perhaps the only truly international curriculum called IGCSE to grade IX and X students. The IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) Programme is administered by CAIE (Cambridge Assessment International Education). In the two-year IGCSE programme at GCISH, Classes IX and X students study a range of subjects that are exciting and challenging. It helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem-solving. While the Programme is international in outlook, it very much retains local relevance. The holistic and experiential nature of learning balances knowledge, understanding and skills, and ensures that students are well-prepared for Cambridge AS and A level which are equivalent to class 11 and 12. This curriculum offers a variety of routes for learners with a wide range of abilities, including those whose first language is not English. It 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.
  • Subjects: The IGCSE syllabus is broad-based and has a very strong stress on application-based learning. It lays emphasis on inculcating the spirit of enquiry. The curriculum, pedagogy and activities focus on international perspectives making students global citizens in the true sense of the word. Contradictory to the perception of many students studying in other national and international boards, there is a choice between core and extended curriculum in many subjects, making Cambridge IGCSE suitable for a wide range of abilities. At GEMS Cambridge International School, students can enter for the level that is most appropriate for them and this need not be the same across all subjects. We have divided the curriculum in two disciplines Science and Commerce to enhance the student’s focus for further studies in specific areas.

    We offer the following subjects to IGCSE students:

  • English as a First Language (0500)
  • Hindi as A Second Language (0549)
  • Mathematics (0580)
  • Biology (0610)/ Economics (0455)
  • Physics (0625)/ Accounting (0452)
  • Chemistry (0620)/ Business Studies (0450)
  • Information and Communication Technology (0417)
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