The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a balanced international curriculum conducted by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate. The curriculum is suitable for students of all nationalities and all levels of ability. It provides an ideal preparation for higher level courses such as GCE, 'A' level, SAT, ACT and IB.
IGCSE is used by schools in over 100 countries. It is recognized as equivalent to the British 'O' level and as a qualification for matriculation by Universities in many countries. The examination is typically taken at the end of two years, in Grade X.
IGCSE Subject Options
IGCSE provides a broad study programme by drawing subjects from five areas:
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Creative, Technical and Vocational
A student who takes an examination in a minimum of 5 subjects qualifies for the IGCSE certificate. The ICE Certification (International Certificate of Education) is awarded by the CIE for the recommended combination of subjects in the IGCSE examinations. At Indus, all students are required to prepare for this certification.
ICE is a group award of the IGCSE that requires the study of subjects drawn from five different IGCSE subject groups. A student must take at least seven subjects, including two languages and one subject from each of the other subject groups given below.
Subjects offered under each group at Indus are
Group 1 : Languages:
First Language - English, Korean*, Thai*, Mandarin*, Japanese*
Second Language - English, Hindi
Foreign Language - French, Spanish, German
Group 2 : Humanities and Social Sciences:
Economics, Geography, History, English Literature
Group 3 : Sciences:
Physics, Chemistry, Biology
Group 4 : Mathematics:
International Mathematics, Additional Mathematics
Group 5 : Creative, Technical and Vocational:
Art & Design, Business Studies, Information and Communication Technology
The ICE result is published in 3 levels:
- Distinction - Grade A or above in 5 subjects and Grade C or above in 2 subjects
- Merit - Grade C or above in 5 subjects and grade F or above in 2 subjects
- Pass - If none of the above criteria is met.
We recommend our students to take 9 subjects to enhance their chances of achieving the best results.
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