IGCSE & A Levels

IGCSE

CAMBRIDGE IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14-16 year-olds. It is designed to be offered as a two-year course, although ISCT offers it over 18 months, starting in the beginning of Year 10 (January) and running through to June of Year 11. It is internationally recognised as being equivalent to the GCSE in the UK. The ‘I’ indicates ‘International’.

  • It is usually a 2 year course, covering Year 10 and Year 11. At ISCT, we have successfully shortened it to 18 months, starting in January of Year 10, being written off in May of Year 11.
  • Between 7 and 9 subjects are chosen from subject groupings which vary from year to year, depending on demand from the students.

A Levels

CAMBRIDGE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level represents the first half of a full A level course and gives students the opportunity to study a broader range of subjects without committing to doing a full A level. You can choose to complete an AS Level examination, then stop studying for that particular subject. Or you can gain an AS Level qualification, then complete the remaining course of study in order to take the A level assessment. Our AS level programme begins in July of each year and runs for 18 months. This is then followed by the one year (optional) A level. Many of our students complete the AS level and then enter a South African University, while those who wish to study overseas often stay on to complete the full A level in three subjects.

Advanced (A or A2) Levels switch from the full classroom teaching method in AS to a tutor-supported self-study system. This involves on average two contact hours per subject per week while the student follows a well-constructed curriculum in each subject with regular compulsory assignments and assessments.

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Advanced (A or A2) Levels switch from the full classroom teaching method in AS to a tutor-supported self-study system. This involves on average two contact hours per subject per week while the student follows a well-constructed curriculum in each subject with regular compulsory assignments and assessments.

Our subject range includes the following, although all are not on offer every year as it depends on the particular interests of the current year group.

Usually, a choice of 4 subjects (for AS)  is made from the following list, according to prescribed option blocks that vary slightly from year to year depending on the needs and desires of our students)

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Business Studies
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Music
  • French/Spanish/Afrikaans
  • Computing

Please click here for our Key Stage 4 brochure.