The Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is internationally recognized by schools and colleges around the world. The Cambridge IGCSE programme from CIE brings out the best in students. It develops successful learners through a skill-based approach to teaching and assessing.
CIE introduce the Cambridge IGCSE in 1985, in consultation with international educators and using best practices in education from UK. Since the first students received their qualification, CIE has continued to build and update the curriculum. Today more than 4,000 schools worldwide are registered to teach Cambridge IGCSE, and it is one of the most widely-taken international qualifications in the world.
The curriculum encourages students not only to acquire knowledge, but also to:
- Use an exploratory approach to problem solving
- Have confidence in their ability to solve problems
- Apply skills, knowledge and understanding
- Undertake individual projects and work as part of a team
- Develop oral and practical skills
The Cambridge IGCSE is internationally recognized by schools, universities and employers as equivalent in standard to the British GCSE and international GCE O Level examinations. The Cambridge Checkpoint curriculum is for Secondary 1 and 2 students studying for Cambridge IGCSE. It consists of a set of formal, diagnostic assessments in English, Mathematics and Science, which provides invaluable information on a student’s strengths and weaknesses. The diagnostic report from the Checkpoint assessment enable schools to monitor student’s progress, predict performance in final examinations, tailor individual student learning programmes, and provide information for reporting to parents.
Subject in Lower Secondary (S1 and S2) (Cambridge Checkpoint for S2)
Subjects available in Upper Secondary (Secondary 3 and 4)
* Different subject combinations depending on Science Stream or Business Stream
In Secondary 3 and 4, Raffles Christian School helps students to decide which stream, Business or Sciences, they will join according to their interests and capabilities.