Cambridge Assessment International Curriculum

Cambridge Lower Secondary
Stage 7, 8 and 9, pupils will follow the Cambridge Lower Secondary education programme. This programme is aimed at learners aged 12 to 15 years (SA equivalent Grades: 7, 8 & 9) and aims to build skills, knowledge and understanding in the key areas of English, Mathematics and Science.

The following academic subjects must be taken by pupils in Stage 7, 8 and 9:

  • English First Language
  • Afrikaans First Additional Language
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (Science/Biology)
  • Integrated Curriculum

Cambridge Upper Secondary
Stage 10 and 11 pupils will follow the Cambridge Upper Secondary education programme which leads to the Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education).

IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 15 to 17 year-olds (SA equivalent Grades: 10/11), attracting over 900 000 subject entries every year from 140 countries.

Cambridge IGCSEs are considered to be an excellent preparation for Cambridge International AS and A Levels.
The following academic subjects must be taken by pupils:

  • English First Language
  • Afrikaans First Additional Language
  • Mathematics

Pupils must also select at least THREE subjects from the subject package which will may include of subjects like:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art & Design
  • Business Studies
  • French
  • Computer Science
  • Information and Communication Technology

Cambridge Advanced
Cambridge Advanced consists of the Cambridge International AS (Advanced Subsidiary) and A (Advanced) Level qualifications and are taken by over 175 000 learners in nearly 130 countries every year. They are typically for learners aged 16 to 19 years (SA equivalent Grades: 12 and 13) who need advanced study to prepare for higher education.

Thousands of students use Cambridge International AS & A Levels every year to gain places at leading universities worldwide, including the UK, US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa.
Cambridge International AS and A Level curricula are flexible. It is possible to offer almost any combination from a wide range of subjects.

Cambridge International AS Level is typically a one year course and Cambridge International A Level is typically a two-year course. Some subjects can be started as a Cambridge International AS Level and extended to a Cambridge International A Level.

Further information obtainable from www.cambridgeinternational.org/