Our Year 11 IGCSE students will not be sitting externally assessed exams this year owing to the Covid-19 situation. The IGCSE course is excellent preparation for the challenges of the two-year IB Diploma Programme, which is the final stage in the High School journey at RIS. In the next weeks, Year 11 will move onto a Year 12 timetable, to find out more about the IB Diploma. They will participate in taster lessons to experience the range of subjects offered.
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.