IGCSE programme - Cambridge International School
BIS was the first international school in Kyrgyzstan to offer Cambridge IGCSE which 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. Developed over 25 years ago, it is tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide.
In IGCSE 1&2 (age 14 to age 16) students study the Cambridge International Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) with examination at the end of Year 11. ESCA offers 18 different course options for IGCSE and all students must choose at least seven IGCSEs from five different subject groups so that they qualify for the International Certificate of Education Group Award (ICE). The ICE Group Award provides a broad and balanced curriculum and is ideal for students to move on to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for their final two years in school before University. In practice, ESCA students choose to study between 9 and 12 different IGCSE subjects, including 7 from the 5 different subject groups so that they all receive the International Certificate of Education Award as well as success in the individual IGCSE subjects. Much more information on the Curriculum for each age group, including the 18 subjects taught at IGCSE, is available at http://esca.kg/esca-education/curriculum/