Cambridge IGCSE Programme

Cambridge IGCSE Programme


Cambridge IGCSE (part of Cambridge Secondary 2) is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16-year-olds. Developed over 25 years ago, it is tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide.

IGCSE is usually accepted as an entrance standard to many High schools offering A- levels, IB Diploma Programmes (DP), or Advanced Placement (AP). It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide and is an international passport to progression and success.

The Cambridge IGCSE curriculum offers a variety of routes for students with a wide range of abilities, including those whose first language is not English. Starting from a foundation of core subjects, it is easy to add breadth and cross-curricular perspectives. Encouraging students to engage with a variety of subjects, and make connections between them, is fundamental to IGCSE’s approach.

For students, Cambridge IGCSE helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, inquiry and problem solving, knowledge and understanding in:

Subject content

  • Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as unfamiliar situations

  • Intellectual inquiry

  • Flexibility and responsiveness to change

  • Working and communicating in English

  • Influencing outcomes

  • Cultural awareness


Cambridge IGCSE assessment takes place at the end of the course (Grade 10) and can include written, oral, coursework and practical assessment. This broadens opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning, particularly when their first language is not English.

Grades are benchmarked using eight internationally recognised grades, A* to G, which have clear guidelines to explain the standard of achievement for each grade.

Cambridge IGCSE examination sessions occur twice a year, in June and November. Results are issued in August and January.

* by teacher recommendation

IGCSE Subjects Guide for 2024-2026 Cohort can be found HERE.

Collaboration between RGS Vietnam and RGS UK

So many life-changing opportunities will be created for pupils and staff
Mr Sean Davey - Managing Director of RGS International
This historic milestone will open up many opportunities for our students to learn and grow, laying the foundation for them to enter world-class universities
Mrs Mai Bich Thuy - Founder & Chair of RGS Vietnam
Together we can create a new paradigm and stronger version of international education
Mr Shaun Fenton - Headmaster of RGS UK, Executive Headmaster of RGS Vietnam