Cambridge IGCSE (Ages 14 to 16)

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a prestigious course of study, administered by Cambridge University. It combines an exam-based approach with a focus on research, problem-solving and inquiry based learning.

It is specifically designed to provide a well recognised academic education for the first stage of High School and also prepares students for the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Grades 12 and 13.

Students study a range of subjects over the two-year course leading to the IGCSE qualification in each subject studied. Successful completion of these examinations is a requirement for entry to our IB Diploma Programme.

Our students will take examinations in eight to eleven subjects from the following six categories:

  1. English Language and Literature
  2. Mathematics
  3. Sciences
  4. Humanities
  5. Languages
  6. Creative Arts

Students take a minimum of one subject from each category as compulsory subjects and in addition they choose subjects according to their interests and skills. Each student meets with the IGCSE Coordinator to discuss the most appropriate choices. Formal exams take place in May and June of the second year and are assessed by external IGCSE examiners.


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Beyond the classroom: Students in New York for Model United Nations

After long and intensive tutoring by RIS' partner Consules, our High School Model United Nations (MUN) delegates travelled to New York from 8 to 15 March for New York High School MUN conference, held at the Hilton Hotel, where they met and debated with more than 3,000 students from all over the world.

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High School Model United Nations

Our High School Model United Nations (MUN) delegates are almost ready for their MUN conferences. They will first participate in the Rome MUN from March 2 to 4 at the Centri Congressi, Via Cavour, where they will debate with schools from all over Italy.


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