In Years 10 and 11, the students undertake courses that culminate with external examinations at the end of the two years. However, the Collegiate has a tradition of students sitting external examinations early, often with considerable success.
CAIE IGCSE Level
Students sit the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations set by the Cambridge Assessment International Education group. Students sit between 9 to 11 subjects, some of which are compulsory, and others optional.
CAIE offers international versions of the British General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), which are recognised in universities and colleges around the world, and are used as important indicators of a student’s abilities when he or she applies for a place at a university at the beginning of the second year of the 6th Form.
Most subjects have a 100% pass rate at this level. Most students take examinations in 10 subjects, comparing their results favourably with their counterparts in other schools.
CAIE IGCSE assessment takes place at the end of the two-year 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. There is a choice between core and extended curricula in many subjects, making CAIE IGCSE suitable for many abilities.
Grades are benchmarked using eight internationally recognised grades, A* to G, which have clear guidelines to explain the standard of achievement for each grade.
CAIE IGCSE examination sessions occur twice a year, in June and November. Results are issued in August and January.
CAIE IGCSE Syllabus Information
IGCSE Options Booklet 2024 (to come)