The Cambridge IGCSE curriculum is widely recognised as the world’s most popular international qualification for students aged 14 to 16. It attracts nearly 500,000 entries from 144 different countries annually. At the Australian International School, the IGCSE curriculum is taught as a two-year program, commencing in Year 9 and culminating in external examinations in Year 10.
The IGCSE curriculum offers a wide range of subjects, allowing students to choose the ones that align with their interests and academic strengths. Some subjects offer a choice between core and extended curricula, accommodating students with varying abilities. The core curriculum provides a comprehensive overview of the subject and is suitable for students aiming to achieve grades C to G. On the other hand, the extended curriculum is more challenging and is designed for students expected to achieve grades A* to C.