Cambridge IGCSE (Ages 14 to 16)
Rome International School is accredited as a Cambridge International School and examination centre. Cambridge Checkpoint and International General Certificate for Secondary Education (IGCSE) exams are offered.
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:
- English Language and Literature
- 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.