Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognized by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success. Developed over 25 years ago, it is tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide.
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With an emphasis on human biology, the Cambridge Biology syllabus enables learners to understand the technological world in which they live, and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. Learners gain an understanding of the basic principles of biology through a mix of theoretical and practical studies. They also develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study at Cambridge International A Level, skills which are useful in everyday life.
Business Studies - 0450 (IGCSE)
Learners consider a range of stakeholder perspectives, from the individual to national government, when studying the Cambridge Business Studies syllabus. As a result, they learn about the major groups in and outside the business community, and consider how they are able to influence objectives, decisions and activities. Learners also understand the importance of innovation and change.
The syllabus introduces learners to relevant terminology, concepts and methods, while also developing broader skills of literacy, numeracy and enquiry. They also learn how to research and interpret information from a variety of sources, in order to build arguments and make informed judgements.
The Cambridge Chemistry syllabus helps learners to understand the technological world in which they live, and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. They learn about the basic principles of chemistry through a mix of theoretical and practical studies.
Learners also develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study at Cambridge International A Level, skills which are useful in everyday life. As they progress, learners gain an understanding of how science is studied and practised, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment.
The Cambridge Economics syllabus develops an understanding of economic terminology and principles, and of basic economic theory. Learners find out about the economics of developed and developing nations and how these interrelate. They will also learn to handle simple data and undertake economic analysis, evaluate information and discriminate between facts and value judgements in economic issues.
A foundation for further study at Cambridge International AS and A Level, the syllabus also encourages a better understanding of the world in which learners live, and helps them play an active part in the decision-making process, whether as consumers, producers or citizens of the local, national and international community.
The Cambridge English Language syllabus enables learners to communicate accurately, appropriately and effectively and to understand and respond appropriately and imaginatively to what they read and experience. They will employ different forms of writing to suit a range of purposes and will show that they can understand the content and argument of given texts.
History World Affairs
By developing an interest in the past, the Cambridge History syllabus improves learners' understanding of the social and cultural values of different times, both as a basis for further study and encouraging a life-long interest in the subject.
Learners build both their historical knowledge and their skills in using historical concepts and explanatory tools. The syllabus covers the history of different areas of the world in the twentieth century, offering learners a choice of study from the history of Western Europe, the Americas, USSR and Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and Asia, as well as a section on general international issues.
This syllabus enables learners to develop an understanding of the importance of the major beliefs of Islam, and of the early history of the Islamic community. As a result, learners develop their knowledge and understanding of the main elements of Islamic faith and history, evaluating the meaning and importance of these elements in the lives and thoughts of Muslims. Although the syllabus is studied in English, some familiarity with passages from the Qur'an and Hadith in Arabic is assumed.
Literature in English
The syllabus enables learners to read, interpret and evaluate texts through the study of literature in English. Learners develop an understanding of literal meaning, relevant contexts and of the deeper themes or attitudes that may be expressed. Through their studies, they learn to recognise and appreciate the ways in which writers use English to achieve a range of effects, and will be able to present an informed, personal response to the material they have studied. The syllabus also encourages the exploration of wider and universal issues, promoting learners' better understanding of themselves and of the world around them.
This syllabus is intended for high ability learners who have achieved, or are likely to achieve, a high grade in the Cambridge O Level Mathematics examination. The Cambridge O Level Additional Mathematics syllabus enables learners to extend the mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding developed in the Cambridge O Level Mathematics course and use skills in the context of more advanced techniques.
The syllabus has a Pure Mathematics only content which enables learners to acquire a suitable foundation in mathematics for further study in the subject. Knowledge of the content of the Cambridge O Level Mathematics syllabus (or an equivalent syllabus) is assumed.
Cambridge Mathematics Syllabus D (formerly ‘Calculator Version’) encourages the development of mathematical knowledge as a key life skill, and as a basis for more advanced study. The syllabus aims to build learners' confidence by helping them develop a feel for numbers, patterns and relationships, and places a strong emphasis on solving problems and presenting and interpreting results.
Learners gain an understanding of how to communicate and reason using mathematical concepts, and the syllabus also ensures learners are confident in the use of an electronic calculator (which is essential for one of the two final examinations).
Pak Studies – 0448 (IGCSE)
The Cambridge Pakistan Studies syllabus introduces learners to the history, culture, geography, environment and development of Pakistan. They learn about Pakistan's rich heritage and cultural influences, and about the events which have shaped national identity, from the decline of Mughal power up to 1999. Through their studies, learners gain an understanding of historical skills and concepts, and examine different interpretations of historical events.
They also consider the geography of Pakistan and the environmental and development issues facing the country. This will encourage a better understanding of the interaction between economy and environment, an understanding enhanced by the study of different source materials and perspectives. This syllabus gives all learners an appreciation of the heritage, the challenges and opportunities facing Pakistan.
The Cambridge Physics syllabus helps learners to understand the technological world in which they live, and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. Learners gain an understanding of the basic principles of physics through a mix of theoretical and practical studies. They also develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study at Cambridge International AS and A Level, which are useful in everyday life.
As they progress, learners gain an understanding of how science is studied and practised, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment.
Sociology – 0495 (IGCSE)
Through the Cambridge IGCSE Sociology syllabus, learners explore aspects of social relationships, processes and structures; as a result, they develop a greater understanding of human societies and the role of continuity and change in social life. Learners are encouraged to evaluate critically a variety of different social, economic and political structures, thereby learning more about the sociological method, and developing an ability to assess different forms of information and evidence.
By relating the syllabus to the local context, teachers can enable learners to apply their developing sociological knowledge and understanding to the analysis of their own lives and their participation in society.
Urdu: Urdu as a Second Language (IGCSE - 0539)
Cambridge IGCSE Urdu as a Second Language is recognised by universities and employers as proof of knowledge and understanding of the language. Learners studying the syllabus are often studying the language in order to promote their educational or employment prospects. They gain an understanding of a wide range of social registers and styles, and learn to communicate appropriately. The topics selected relate to the interests and needs of the learners in using Urdu as a Second Language, e.g. education, the world of work, current affairs, health and welfare, travel, school affairs.