Learners enrol for the IGCSE (International Graduate Certificate of Secondary Education) between ages 13-16. They take on between three to five IGCSE subjects in their first year, although we advise a lighter initial load until new learning methods and study skills have been mastered. Courses run over either two or three semesters, allowing learners to take on additional IGCSEs by their second year and later moving onto AS & A levels with a broad base from which to choose.
Our recommended pathway is to start IGCSE studies with Mathematics, English, Coordinated Sciences and a Social Science (Economics, Geography and Business Studies are the most popular).
Where a learner is certain about pursuing a career in the Natural Sciences, they steer towards Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Sciences.
By the second year, we encourage all learners to broaden their base with additional IGCSEs in a Language and further Social Science options such as History, Development Studies, Environmental Management, Sociology or Psychology. As a private Academy, we cannot offer subjects such as Art or Music that include a practical component.
By the start or middle of year three, our IGCSE leaners are ready to move onto the AS level.