CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION (IGCSE) UPPER SECONDARY
(Optional elective for AEIS (English / Mathematics) for Secondary 3)
Awarded by Cambridge Assessment International Education
Cambridge Assessment International Education
Established in 1858, Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications that prepare students with the essential knowledge and skills to prosper in the real-world and at the same time, help them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning.
Widely acknowledged as an international passport to progression and success, CAIE’s international qualifications are recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, giving students a broad spectrum of education and career options. As a not-for-profit organisation, CAIE devotes its resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that aspire to unleash its learners’ potential.
Setting the global standard for international education, CAIE’s programmes and qualifications are created by subject experts who are rooted in academic rigour and as such, their educational materials reflect the latest educational research. Well supported by teaching and learning resources, CAIE’s programmes and qualifications also provide a solid platform for learners to progress from one stage to another.
In addition, CAIE developed the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) over 25 years ago. It now attracts over 900 000 entries every year from over 140 different countries. Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success.
The Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Upper Secondary is exclusively designed to equip students with an in-depth understanding in four (4) core subjects which constitute English – First Language, Mathematics, Physics and Physical Education (non-examinable). Students are also required to choose a minimum of two (2) or up to three (3) optional subjects (examinable) comprising Biology or Mathematics – Additional, Chemistry or Accounting, Information and Communication Technology, STEM, Chinese – First Language, Chinese – Second Language, French – Foreign Language, Malay – First Language, Hindi as a Second Language, Tamil (non-examinable).
In the course of their educational pursuit, students will learn how to utilise learner-centred and enquiry-based approaches to learning. The core curriculum describes the knowledge, understanding and skills that learners will develop and explain how these will be assessed. At the end of the two years, students will sit for the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Examinations. Upon successful completion, students can proceed to embark on the Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level.
DIMENSIONS International College is a registered Cambridge school.
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The objective of this course is to prepare students for the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Examinations, giving them a better understanding and overview of the Cambridge IGCSE Examinations academic subjects comprising of English, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Physics and more.
- Candidates who are between the ages of 14 – 25.
- Candidates who wish to acquire a qualification that is internationally recognised.
- Candidates who wish to pursue degrees or certificates of higher education.
Compulsory Subjects (examinable)
- Outline for English – First Language
- Outline for Mathematics
- Outline for Physics
- Outline for Physics
- Outline for Information and Communication Technology
- Outline for STEM
- Outline for Chinese – First Language
- Outline for Physical Education (non-examinable)
Optional Subjects – Choose minimum two (2) or maximum three (3)
- Outline for Biology
- Outline for Mathematics – Additional
- Outline for Chemistry
- Outline for Accounting
- Outline for Chinese – Second Language
- Outline for French – Foreign Language
- Outline for Malay– First Language
- Outline for Hindi as a Second Language
- Outline for Tamil (non-examinable)
- Optional Elective for AEIS (English/Mathematics) – Secondary 3
Note: DIMENSIONS International College reserves the right to withdraw the offer of the elective subject that fails to meet a minimum class size of 10 students
Scope of Study
Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Upper Secondary syllabus
Lectures, tutorials, discussions, interactive lessons and laboratory work
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DIMENSIONS reserves the right to change the intakes at any time without prior notice.
Course Fees Per Year
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|1.||#Application Fee (Non – refundable)||
|8.||#Medical Check-Up Fee||
|9.||International Student Management Fee||
|10.||#ICA Processing and Student’s Pass Fee||
# One-time Fee
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|Note 1:||All miscellaneous fees are inclusive of 8% GST.|
|Note 2:||Total course fees paid (except application fee and GST) by students are protected under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS).|
|Note 3:||All students must sign the Advisory Note to Student before signing the Standard PEI-Student Contract.|
|Note 4:||The Standard PEI-Student Contract must be signed by the student prior to making course fees payments to DIMENSIONS.|
|Note 5:||The course fees shown above are effective from 1st January 2023. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make necessary amendments to the course fees without prior notice.|
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24 months Institutional Training
Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 48 months
Maximum Candidature Period
Student is not allowed to retake the course and/or request for a refund in the event if he/she fails to complete the programme within the maximum candidature period.
Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway
Students may proceed to embark on the Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level programme.
|Age:||At least 14 years old.|
|Academic Level:||Completion of Cambridge IGCSE Lower Secondary or equivalent qualifications.|
|English Proficiency:||A passing grade in English at the Cambridge IGCSE Lower Secondary or equivalent qualifications.|
Monday to Friday: 9.15 am – 12.30 pm and 1.45 pm – 4.45 pm
A total of 1250 hours – five (5) days per week (Monday – Friday)*
*Excluding Public Holidays and School Holidays
Internal: Termly basis
External: Open for Year 4 students:
- Registration starting from February for the Cambridge IGCSE Examinations held in June of the same year.
- Registration starting from August for the Cambridge IGCSE Examinations held in November of the same year.
(Subject to change and final confirmation by CAIE)
Internal: Term Tests for all subjects except for Physical Education (non-examinable)
External: Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Examinations, at the end of the two years
Assessment Grading Criteria
Internal: The Term Tests are marked according to the Cambridge IGCSE Grading System.
External: The Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education Examinations are set and marked by Cambridge Examiners according to the Cambridge IGCSE Grading System.
The Cambridge IGCSE Grading System is as follows:
|Grade||Percentage Uniform Mark|
Expected Examination Results Release Date
Not more than 3 months after the final assessment
Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education awarded by Cambridge Assessment International Education
A “Pass” in the external examinations to be issued a certificate
Teacher – Student Ratio
Average teacher-student ratio is 1:40
Note: The number of students in the classroom is subject to the maximum seating capacity.
|Note 1:||International Student must achieve at least 90% attendance rate (ICA Requirement).|
|Note 2:||International Student must not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason (ICA Requirement).|
|Note 3:||Students who do not require ICA’s student’s pass must achieve at least 80% attendance rate.Our College only accept medical certificates as proof for absenteeism. Any other documents should only be accepted on a case-by-case basis with full justification and be acceptable by ICA.|
|Note 4:||In the first week of studies, an induction session will be conducted. The students will be briefed by the Academic Staff on full details of the course including scheme of work, timetable, assessments and grading, assessment and exam dates and venue and many other academic matters.|
|Note 5:||DIMENSIONS has the right to cancel a class/an intake if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 10 for any programme per class. Students may enroll into a later intake, if any, or withdraw from course. (For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy).|
|Note 6:||Students (both international and local) must achieve an attendance rate of 80% and above in order to qualify for examinations.|