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IGCSE Programme (Grade 9 & 10)

 

 Outstanding IGCSE Achievement at SSIS

Congratulations to our IGCSE class of 2016 who achieved excellent results in the June 2016 examinations. We have a diverse student body and our results show that all students can be academically successful at SSIS.

In addition 43 students were entered for the internationally recognized Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) exams.

Notable highlights were

  • Almost 50% of our students entered for the ICE Group Award received an Distinction
  • 80% of students were awarded a Merit ICE Group Award or higher
  • 83% of grades were awarded A*-C
  • 41% of our grades were awarded A/A*
  • 14 students achieved 7 IGCSE’s at A grade or higher

Our IGCSE Class of 2016 have set a high standard for future IGCSE students to strive for. They are well prepared for future success in the IB Diploma Programme.

We have formally recognized and celebrated our IGCSE Class of 2016 achievements on the IGCSE Awards Night on Wednesday 23rd November 2016.

 

Overview of the IGCSE curriculum at SSIS

The IGCSE curriculum at SSIS is made up four core IGCSE courses (English, Chinese, Mathematics and Science) which are compulsory and up to six optional IGCSE subject choices. The range of compulsory and optional IGCSE subjects at SSIS has been designed to ensure all students have a balanced education to qualify for the Cambridge International Certificate of Education (ICE) Group award and prepare for the IB Diploma Programme. Students can study between seven to ten IGCSEs spanning the entire curriculum. Students that choose to study seven IGCSE’s will have English academic support lessons built into their timetable. Our most able Mathematicians are recommended to choose Accelerated International Math’s and Additional Math’s, and so study for up to ten IGCSEs.

Compulsory IGCSE Subjects (4-5 IGCSEs)                                                                                      

The four compulsory subjects are Chinese, English, International Mathematics and one Separate Science. A student’s background in English and Chinese, assessments in Grade 8 as well as discussion with their current language teachers will determine which language course they are best suited to study. English Literature is compulsory for some students studying First Language. In addition, we are considering the introduction of IGCSE First Language Korean as an extra Language course; if you are interested in this language option for your child please indicate on the subject selection grid overleaf.

Optional IGCSE Subjects (3–6 IGCSEs)                                                                                              

Entry to the Accelerated International Mathematics /Additional Mathematics course (2 IGCSEs) are based on assessments in Grade 8 and discussion with the student’s current Grade 8 Math’s teacher. Students must choose at least one IGCSE subject from Humanities (Group two), one subject from Sciences (Group three) and one subject from Creative, Vocational and Technical (Group five) to qualify for the ICE Group Award. In addition, students can choose two more subjects from the Science, Humanities and Creative Groups.

 

Cambridge International Certificate of Education (ICE) Group Award 

All students take a broad range of subjects that allow them to qualify for Cambridge International Examinations Group Award.

To qualify for this award, students take a minimum of 7 IGCSE subjects drawn from the five different IGCSE groups, including two languages. There are three levels of achievement in this award:

Distinction:   Grade A in five subjects and Grade C or above in two subjects

Merit:            Grade C or above in five subjects and Grade F or above in two subjects

Pass:            Grade G(g) or above in seven subjects

This award shows that students have a broad and balanced curriculum and flows neatly into the requirements for IB DP course selection.

For more detailed information regarding the IGCSE Programme, please refer to the  IGCSE Options Booklet 2017-2019 and IGCSE Subject Selection Form

To find out more about the IGCSE Programme at SSIS, please contact the IGCSE Coordinator Mr. Steven Gaynor (steven_gaynor@ssis.asia).

 

In consultation with parents and teachers, some students may be recommended to take seven IGCSEs and have additional English Language and academic support classes built into their timetable. Please discuss this option with your child’s English teacher and indicate this on the subject selection form.

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Optional IGCSE Subjects (2–4 IGCSEs)                                                                                                             

Entry to the Accelerated International Mathematics /Additional Mathematics course (2 IGCSES) and the three Separate Sciences course (3 IGCSE’s) are based on assessments in Grade 8 and discussion with the student’s current Grade 8 teacher. Depending on whether students have chosen Three Separate Sciences, they may choose to study two or three Humanities and Creative IGCSE subjects. Students must choose at least one IGCSE subject from Humanities (Group two) and at least one IGCSE subject from Creative, Vocational and Technical (Group five) to qualify for the ICE Group Award.

In consultation with parents and teachers, some students may be recommended to take seven IGCSEs and have additional English Language and academic support classes built into their timetable

Cambridge International Certificate of Education (ICE) Group Award 

All students take a broad range of subjects that allow them to qualify for Cambridge International Examinations Group Award.

To qualify for this award, students take a minimum of 7 IGCSE subjects drawn from the five different IGCSE groups, including two languages. There are three levels of achievement in this award:

Distinction:   Grade A in five subjects and Grade C or above in two subjects

Merit:            Grade C or above in five subjects and Grade F or above in two subjects

Pass:            Grade G(g) or above in seven subjects

This award shows that students have a broad and balanced curriculum and flows neatly into the requirements for IB DP course selection.

For more detailed information regarding the IGCSE Programme, please refer to the 2017-2019 IGCSE Options Booklet and IGCSE Subject Selection Form

To find out more about the IGCSE Programme at SSIS, please contact the IGCSE Coordinator Mr. Steven Gaynor (steven_gaynor@ssis.asia).

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