The Bloomington Academy

International General Certificate Of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

International General Certificate Of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

The Secondary school curriculum at TBAC is anchored by the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), an external examination programme designed for 14 to 16-year-olds (Grades 9 and 10) and based upon the Cambridge International         Curriculum.

The IGCSE at TBAC provides a broad programme of study in areas such as languages, social studies, science, mathematics and vocational subjects. In each subject, there is a balance between practical and theoretical knowledge but the emphasis in almost all subjects is, skills related to that subject. The curriculum is designed so that students can use examples related to their own experiences and residence. The nature of the programme is such that students of different abilities can follow it. Further, it is designed for students whose first language may not be English.

Students appear for examinations at the end of the IGCSE course, usually in Grade 10. These examinations are marked by experienced external examiners appointed by CIE.

IGCSE is recognised internationally and it is evidence of ability to academics and employers throughout the world. The programme prepares students for further academic courses which would be followed in Grade 11 and 12 at school. CIE is a division of the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate this, in turn, is part of the University of Cambridge. UCLES has developed and promoted qualifications at a variety of levels for at least 150 years.