What Is IGCSE?

The IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) is a two-year Programme of study which students at BBS follow in Years 10 and 11.It has been designed and is administered by the University of Cambridge International Examinations Board (CIE) for students of all abilities, and it has been specifically designed with international students in mind.


There are many reasons for following this programme of study:-
The two-year course is taught in over 700 British and International Schools in over 100 countries.
The programme leads to a certificate that is internationally recognised. It has been accepted as a preliminary requirement for entry into all UK Universities, and is recognized by Universities and Colleges around the World.
A student’s performance in subjects at the end of Year 11 is a valuable indication of the student’s suitability for courses in higher and further education. IGCSE provide a good foundation for A levels programme in Years 12 and 13. There are many similarities between the two programmes, and IGCSE is a good guide for students, helping them make realistic decisions about further study and their choice of subjects in A levels.
International schools such as ours cater for a mobile student body. Following a curriculum that is international and administered in many schools worldwide eases the transfer of students between schools and countries.