For students who wish to continue their studies abroad and have overseas graduates, taking the IGCSE curriculum is necessary.
As a school with an international curriculum, Sampoerna Academy prepares students to become quality graduates with excellent programs, one of them is the IGCSE curriculum.
Before discussing more about this curriculum at Sampoerna Academy, let’s find out the definition, concept, purpose, benefits, and other things about this curriculum.
What is IGCSE Curriculum?
IGCSE is an abbreviation of International General Certificate of Secondary School. IGCSE is an international standard Cambridge curriculum which is very popular in the world of education. This curriculum is intended for students aged 14 – 16 years, leading to the Cambridge IGCSE qualification. IGCSE is part of the Cambridge Secondary stage 2.
Almost every school in the world has followed the development of the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum, including Sampoerna Academy. It is developed as needed and is regularly updated and expanded.
IGCSE Curriculum Concept
This curriculum encourages a learner-focused learning process by developing skills in creative thinking, problem solving, and exploration.
Each school can expand this curriculum to suit the learning process by introducing an interdisciplinary perspective. Cambridge IGCSE is highly compatible with other curriculum, sensitive to the needs of different cultures and internationally relevant.
This curriculum attempt to develop students’ knowledge, understanding, and skills in several ways, such as:
- Subject content
- Implement knowledge and understanding for both familiar and new situations
- Intellectual exploration
- Flexibility and responsiveness to change
- Learn and communicate in English
- Results impact
- Cultural awareness
Cambridge IGCSE is recognized and highly beneficial to universities and employers around the world. Many universities around the world require a combination of A Levels and IGCSE to meet entry requirements for their institutions.
IGCSE Curriculum Purpose
The IGCSE curriculum offers a variety of pathways for students with a variety of skills, including for those who do not use English as their first language.
This curriculum helps schools build standards that suit their needs, including:
- Starting off the core subjects, IGCSE is easy to add broad perspectives and across curriculum.
- Encourage students to participate in various subjects.
- Establish relationships in each subject.
Purpose for School
For schools, Cambridge IGCSE offers a flexible and stimulus curriculum, backed by excellent resources and training.
Purpose for Students
For students, Cambridge IGCSE helps improve performance by developing skills with creative thinking, questioning and problem solving. IGCSE is the best springboard for advanced learning.
This curriculum covers more than 70 subjects, including 30 languages. Schools might offer any other combination.
IGCSE Curriculum Benefits
Schools around the world have participated in the development of the Cambridge IGCSE. The used syllabus is international standard but remains locally relevant. It is tailor-made for international student institutions to avoid cultural bias.
This curriculum is a gateway to higher education or professional studies in the home country or abroad, here are the benefits:
- Obtaining a spot at college or university in the home country or abroad
- Get better career opportunities
- Pass a language test to migrate or study in another country
- Develop skills that can help student live a better life
IGCSE Curriculum Certificate
Students will get a certificate on learning IGCSE curriculum. However, there are several stages that must be passed first, such as taking the exam.
These exams are usually held in February, May, and October, or according to the respective policies of the host country. The results of the exams are released in May, August, and January respectively.
Assessment in IGCSE Certificate
This assessment is carried out by ICE (International Certificate of Education). The Cambridge exam board classifies the groups for candidates who achieve 7 subjects passing A-C, as follows.
- Group I : Languages
- Group II : Humanities and Social Sciences
- Group III : Sciences
- Group IV : Mathematics
- Group V : Creative, Technical, and Vocational
ICE is given in three levels, which are distinction, merit, and pass. The composition requires two passes in the Languages group and one pass in every other group. Meanwhile, the seventh subject at any group is needed to meet the certificate pass requirements.
To award the top candidates with the highest achievements, Cambridge grants the “Outstanding Achievement Awards” in the “Top in Country” and “Top in World” categories for each subject.
IGCSE Curriculum at Sampoerna Academy
Through a rigorous and attractive STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) curriculum, Sampoerna Academy Middle School curriculum effectively prepares students for the Cambridge IGCSE subject exams in grades 9 and 10 and the National Examination for 9 grade.
Sampoerna Academy Secondary School curriculum also allows students who choose to continue their university education in Australia or other universities in the Commonwealth countries, to continue with the Cambridge IGCSE or O-Level and A-Level curriculum.
A-Level accreditation does not prevent students from switching courses and choosing to continue their studies with American Stream. Students can still take American college entrance exams such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), at any time as long as they take the A-Levels and enter the American Stream that leads to the American Bachelor Degree.
If you want a qualification that opens up access to the rest of the world, taking the IGCSE curriculum could be a choice. As one of the leading schools in Indonesia with international standards, Sampoerna Academy provides this opportunity for students who wish to continue their studies abroad.
Not only that, Sampoerna Academy also has complete facilities, including classrooms integrated with technology specifically designed to support personalized and STEAM-based learning methods.
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