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International School Suva

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IGCSE Programme


The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) program is part of the University of Cambridge International Examinations and there are over 70 subjects available in over 124 countries worldwide. Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success. Developed over 25 years ago, it is tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide.


Cambridge IGCSE is a two year program leading to an internationally recognised certificate. The assessments take place at the end of the course (May/June and October/November) and results are published in August and January. These can include written, oral, coursework and practical assessments. This broadens opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning, particularly when their first language is not English. In many subjects there is a choice between core and extended curricula, making Cambridge IGCSE suitable for a wide range of abilities.


Grades are benchmarked using eight internationally recognised grades, A* to G, which have clear guidelines to explain the standard of achievement for each grade. In order for students to be awarded the IGCSE Certificate students must take the final examinations that are externally set and graded. The IGCSE is an excellent preparatory course for the rigors of the ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or the International Baccalaureate Diploma and is widely recognised by higher education institutions and employers around the world as evidence of academic achievement.


Students start the program in Year 9 and the subjects currently on offer are: (Accounting, Art and Design, Business Studies, Coordinated Science, English First Language, English Literature, Foreign Language French, Foreign Language Mandarin Chinese, Global Perspectives, History, Information Communication Technology, (International) Mathematics, Music, Travel and Tourism).


Students can also take Drama and Physical Education in Years 9 and 10, however, these are not usually taken as an examination subject.


Students completing the IGCSE at ISS are also expected to complete the requirements for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Bronze Award.


IGCSE Subjects








Business Studies
Travel & Tourism
Information and Communication Technology
Global Perspectives


Visual Arts


Co-ordinated Science



Physical Education

Physical Education