IGCSE, GCE

IGCSE

IGCSE is a popular international curriculum for 14 - 16 year old students. It develops successful students, giving them excellent preparation for their next steps in education. IGCSE is recognised by Universities worldwide. Details for the subjects offered can be found at:
http://www.cie.org.uk/qualifications/academic/middlesec/igcse/subjects
PS: In addition to Cambridge, there are other awarding bodies.

IGCSE Subjects

Business Studies

The IGCSE Business Studies syllabus develops learners' understanding of business activity in the public and private sectors, and the importance of innovation and change. Learners find out how the major types of business organisation are established, financed and run, and how their activities are regulated. Factors influencing business decision-making are also considered, as are the essential values of cooperation and interdependence. Learners not only study business concepts and techniques but also enhance related skills such as numeracy and enquiry.

Economics

The IGCSE Economics syllabus develops an understanding of economic terminology and principles and of basic economic theory. Learners study the economics of developed and developing nations and how these interrelate. They also learn to handle simple data and undertake economic analysis, evaluate information and discriminate between facts and value judgements in economic issues.

Mathematics

An essential subject for all learners which aims to build learners' confidence by helping them develop a feel for numbers, patterns and relationships, and places a strong emphasis on solving problems and presenting and interpreting results. Learners also gain an understanding of how to communicate and reason using mathematical concepts.

Physics

The IGCSE Physics syllabus helps learners to understand the technological world in which they live, and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. They learn about the basic principles of Physics through a mix of theoretical and practical studies. The IGCSE in Physics aims to impart a systematic body of scientific knowledge and skills as well as foster an appreciation of the practical nature of physics. Experimental and investigative skills based on safe, correct laboratory techniques will be developed. Students will also gain an appreciation of scientific methods and learn to form hypotheses and design experiments to test them. Learners also develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study at A Level, skills which are useful in everyday life. As they progress, learners gain an understanding of how science is studied and practised, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment.

GCE

What are GCEs?

What choices are available?

How are GCEs assessed?

It should be noted that there are different awarding bodies for the GCEs.

More details can be found at the Edexcel and AQA sites.

GCE Subjects

Business studies

Economics

This specification is designed to:

Mathematics

This specification provides greater flexibility, with the aim of creating a positive learning environment. We hope this has enabled, and will enable, teachers to adapt to students’ needs and help them fulfil their potential.

The updated Further Pure Mathematics units:

The updated Decision Mathematics units:

Physics

This specification is designed to encourage candidates to: