IGCSE Curriculum

IGCSE School

Redbridge International Academy, Redbridge International Academy is accredited to the prestigious International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) provided by Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), UK.

IGCSE is one of the most sought after and recognized qualifications in the world. Developed over 25 years ago, it is tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide. It develops and encourages cognitive ability such as communication skills, investigative skills, problem solving skills, teamwork and initiative taking. IGCSE is offered during the 9th and 10th grades.

The IGCSE is an internationally recognized qualification that is designed to be taught as a two year course in Classes 9 & 10 typically for students aged 14 to 17 years. The IGCSE examination is conducted at the end of Class 10. There currently is a choice of over 70 IGCSE subjects available ranging from English, Second Languages, Humanities, Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science, Accounting, Business Studies, Drama, Art, Music, Physical Education, and more.


The IGCSE certification provides a foundation for higher level courses like AS and A Levels, the IB diploma programme, and the CBSE or ISC courses in India. Cambridge Advanced (AS and A Levels) Level is typically for Grade 11 and Grade 12 learners between the ages of 16 to 19 years, who need to prepare for higher education.


Cambridge International A Level is typically a two-year course. Cambridge International AS & A Level Curriculum are quite flexible. Learners can study and specialize in a range of subjects. The IGCSE qualification is recognized by academic institutions including UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admission Service - UK) and the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as being on par with the CBSE and ICSE (10) courses. It is recognized by leading universities and employers worldwide.

Significance of IGCSE curriculum:

1. IGCSE is one of the most sought after and recognized educational qualifications in the world. It develops and encourages vital skills including oral skills, investigative skills, problem solving skills, team work and initiative taking.

2. It is recognized by Universities and Colleges worldwide, more so in the UK and other Commonwealth countries.

3. The IGCSE curriculum lends an international perspective to studies and most importantly caters to wider study choices and career options

4. Students opting for the IGCSE course can take advantage of the Cambridge Check Point, a diagnostic service which assesses student’s strengths and weaknesses in key curriculum areas thus giving him/her the flexibility to make better choices of subjects and the level of study in the subject that they finally wish to offer. Moreover students can appear for exams at their discretion rather than a pre fixed exam schedule.