Monthly Fee

R7 500*

Full qualification fee for 18 Months

R135 000

Full qualification fee for 24 Months

R180 000

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International IGCSE
Qualification

Students eligible
14 - 16 years of age who have successfully completed their grade 9 or Junior High qualification

Duration
18 or 24 months

Number of subjects required
6 subjects

Enrolment period
January (18 months) or July (24 months)

Monthly Fee

R7 500*

Full qualification fee for 18 Months

R135 000

Full qualification fee for 24 Months

R180 000

*For more information on fees
Apply now

Introduction

The International GCSE qualification offers students the chance to specialise in subject areas. The aim of the qualification is for students to begin more in-depth studies of their chosen subjects while developing the skills and knowledge needed to be successful when completing their International AS Levels or International A Levels.

Subject Selection

International GCSE students are required to take a total of six subjects. English is compulsory, and it is highly recommended that Mathematics (Higher Tier or Foundation Tier) and an additional language (Afrikaans or French) is also taken.

The remaining three subjects are selected according to national or international university entrance requirements and a student’s individual academic path. Any additional subjects over and above the required six subjects will incur an additional cost.

Your admissions counsellor will be on hand to assist you with your child’s subject selection.

Subjects

A summary of each International GCSE subject on offer is listed below.

01
Afrikaans

The aim of the Cambridge IGCSE Afrikaans as a Second Language syllabus is to enable learners to:

  • Recognise public notices, signs, timetables, advertisements, language conventions, etc.
  • Identify relevant, specific information in written text and present it in a logical manner.
  • Identify important points and themes of spoken text.
  • Describe and give personal information.
  • Draw conclusions from, and identify relationships between ideas in spoken text.
  • Deduce meaning of specific details and information in written and spoken text.
  • Evaluate the speaker's intention in spoken text.
  • Compose simple and more complex writing tasks in response to a written stimulus.
  • Conduct a sustained conversation on topical ideas.
02
Art and Design

The Pearson Edexcel IGCSE Art and Design qualification enables students to:

  • Actively engage in the creative process of art, craft and design in order to develop as effective and independent learners, and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds.
  • Develop creative, imaginative and intuitive capabilities when exploring and making images, artefacts and products.
  • Become confident in taking risks and learn from experience when exploring and experimenting with ideas, processes, media, materials and techniques.
  • Develop critical understanding through investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills.
  • Develop and refine ideas and proposals, personal outcomes or solutions with increasing independence.
  • Acquire and develop technical skills through working with a broad range of media, materials, techniques, processes and technologies with purpose and intent.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of art, craft and design in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures.
  • Develop an awareness of the different roles and individual work practices evident in the production of art, craft and design in the creative and cultural industries.
  • Develop an awareness of the purposes, intentions and functions of art, craft and design in a variety of contexts and as appropriate to students’ own work.
  • Demonstrate safe working practices in art, craft and design.
03
Biology

The Pearson Edexcel IGCSE Biology qualification enables students to:

  • Classify organisms as prokaryotic or eukaryotic living organisms and/or pathogens, based on their characteristics and cell structures.
  • Investigate the levels of organisation in living organisms, including cell structure and transport and the presence of biological molecules.
  • Evaluate how human and plant physiology is designed to facilitate nutrition, respiration and gas exchange.
  • Analyse the systems of transport, excretion, and coordination and response in plants and humans.
  • Compare the systems of reproduction and inheritance in plants and humans.
  • Investigate cycles within ecosystems and the relationship between organisms and their environment.
  • Critique human use of biological resources through selective breeding, genetic engineering and cloning.
  • Investigate biological concepts by conducting experiments using correct and safe laboratory techniques.
  • Evaluate data and experimental methods with the aim to draw accurate conclusions and recommend possible improvements to experimental methods.
04
Business

The Pearson Edexcel IGCSE Business qualification enables students to:

  • Explain various business terms, concepts and issues.
  • Use business terms, concepts, theories and calculations effectively in given business contexts.
  • Analyse information from sources to investigate business issues.
  • Evaluate business information to make reasoned judgements and draw conclusions.
05
Chemistry

The Pearson Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry qualification enables students to:

  • Assess the principles of chemistry.
  • Predict outcomes in inorganic chemistry.
  • Investigate physical chemistry focusing on energetics, rates of reaction, reversible reactions and equilibria.
  • Evaluate outcomes in organic chemistry such as those involving alkanes, alkenes and alcohols.
  • Analyse chemical equations in both written and symbolised form.
  • Solve problems in chemistry using relevant and appropriate areas of mathematics.
  • Investigate chemistry experiments based on correct and safe laboratory techniques.
06
English

The Pearson Edexcel IGCSE English Language A qualification enables students to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, read and understand a variety of texts, selecting and interpreting information, ideas and perspectives.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of linguistic devices used by writers.
  • Apply techniques to communicate effectively and imaginatively, adapting form, tone and register of writing for specific purposes and audiences.
  • Analyse how writers use linguistics and structural devices to achieve their effects.
  • Assess links and connections between writers' ideas and perspectives, as well as how these are conveyed.
  • Write clearly, using a range of vocabulary and sentence structures, with appropriate paragraphing and accurate spelling, grammar and punctuation.
07
French

The Pearson Edexcel IGCSE French qualification enables students to:

  • Understand and use written forms of French, in a range of familiar and practical contexts, and for a variety of purposes.
  • Recall a range of vocabulary from various topics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of written and spoken forms of French, in a range of familiar and practical contexts and for a variety of purposes.
  • Use a range of vocabulary and structures to communicate effectively in French, using the written word and speech.
  • Practice using French grammar in various contexts.
  • Compare the countries and communities where French is spoken.
  • Evaluate attitudes towards modern foreign language learning.
  • Develop a suitable foundation for the further study of French or another language.
08
Geography

The Pearson Edexcel IGCSE Geography qualification enables students to:

  • Apply and build on the fundamental building blocks of geographical knowledge.
  • Use their knowledge and understanding of geographical concepts to appreciate the relevance of these concepts to our changing world.
  • Use a framework of spatial awareness to appreciate the importance of the location of places and environments at a range of scales.
  • Apply their learning to the real world through fieldwork.
  • Investigate geographical case studies that include both primary and secondary data collection, presentation and analysis, drawing conclusions, and evaluating the whole geographical investigation.
  • Debate global issues and recognise the challenges of moving towards a sustainable future.
  • Evaluate different views of, and attitudes to, the world, its environments and its issues.
  • Present work that requires enquiry and independent, critical and reflective thinking.
09
History

The Pearson Edexcel IGCSE History qualification enables students to:

  • Analyse key features and characteristics of historical periods.
  • Compare a range of source material in order to comprehend, interpret and cross-refer sources.
  • Analyse historical events and periods using second-order historical concepts, as well as interpretations of historical periods and events.
  • Evaluate historical events and make historical judgements.
  • Compile and present their knowledge and understanding of history.
10
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

The Pearson Edexcel IGCSE Information and Communication Technology (ICT) qualification enables students to:

  • Explore how digital technology impacts the lives of individuals, organisations and society.
  • Learn about current and emerging digital technologies and the issues raised by their use in a range of contexts by individuals and organisations.
  • Develop awareness of the risks that are inherent in using ICT and the features of safe, secure and responsible practice.
  • Broaden and enhance their ICT skills and capability.
  • Work with a range of digital tools and techniques to produce effective ICT solutions in a range of contexts.
  • Learn how to reflect critically on their own and others’ use of ICT and how to adopt safe, secure and responsible practice.
11
Mathematics Higher Tier

The Pearson Edexcel IGCSE Mathematics Higher Tier qualification enables students to:

  • Apply transformations to 2D shapes.
  • Draw geometric figures using a ruler, protractor and compass.
  • Solve problems involving numbers, including set notation.
  • Investigate patterns and sequences.
  • Solve problems using algebra.
  • Investigate graphs represented by algebraic equations.
  • Solve problems by use of Differential Calculus.
  • Investigate Euclidean Geometry theorems related to and properties of straight lines, polygons and circles.
  • Solve problems in right-angled triangles using Pythagorean theorem and trigonometry.
  • Solve problems involving vectors.
  • Solve problems involving perimeter, area, surface area and volume of various 2D and 3D shapes.
  • Analyse data in order to draw mathematical conclusions and make predictions.
  • Solve problems involving probability.
  • Evaluate knowledge of various mathematical topics through assessments and reflective activities.
12
Mathematics Foundation Tier

The Pearson Edexcel IGCSE Mathematics Foundation Tier qualification enables students to:

  • Solve problems involving numbers.
  • Analyse patterns and sequences.
  • Solve problems using algebra.
  • Analyse graphs represented by algebraic equations.
  • Analyse the properties of various one-, two- and three-dimensional objects.
  • Analyse Euclidean geometry theorems related to straight lines, polygons and circles.
  • Apply transformations to 2D shapes.
  • Solve problems involving perimeter, area, surface area and volume of various 2D and 3D shapes.
  • Analyse data in order to draw conclusions and make predictions.
  • Solve problems involving probability.

*It is not possible to progress to AS Level Mathematics with IGCSE Maths Foundation tier as a precedent

13
Physics

The Pearson Edexcel IGCSE Physics qualification enables students to:

  • Investigate interactions of forces and motion on a body.
  • Analyse relationships of various electricity principles.
  • Investigate the electromagnetic spectrum, light, sound and the properties of waves.
  • Compare energy sources, the transfer of energy/ energy transfers, work and power.
  • Distinguish between states, density, pressure and ideal gas molecules.
  • Classify magnetism, electromagnetism, electromagnetic induction and the elements thereof.
  • Analyse the relationships that exist in radioactivity and particles.
  • Investigate motion in the universe, stellar evolution and cosmology.
  • Reflect on scenarios from the perspective of a physicist.

Calendar Framework

Have a look at our sample 18-month IGCSE Qualification Calendar Framework. We'll share the approved calendar during the general orientation course at the start of the qualification.
*Dates are subject to change

Semester
1

Term 1

Term 2

Term 4

Term 6

Mid - Semester Break

Mid - Semester Break

Mid - Semester Break

General Orientation Course (GOC)

Academic Modules

Academic Modules

Academic Modules

Academic Modules

Academic Modules
Internal Examinations

Academic Modules
Pearson Edexcel Examination

Jan - April

Jan - March

July - Sept

April

September

April

April - June

April - June

Oct - Dec

June

Dec - Jan

Semester Break

Semester Break

Semester
2

Semester
3

Term 3

Term 5

Semester 1

Term 1

January - April

General Orientation Course (GOC)

Academic Modules

Mid - Semester Break

April

Term 2

April - June

Academic Modules

Semester Break

June

Semester 2

Term 3

July - September

Academic Modules

Mid - Semester Break

September

Term 4

October - December

Academic Modules

Internal Examinations

Semester Break

December - January

Semester 3

Term 5

January - March

Academic Modules

Mid - Semester Break

April

Term 6

April - June

Academic Modules

Pearson Edexcel Examination

Have a look at our sample 24-month IGCSE Qualification Calendar Framework. We'll share the approved calendar during the general orientation course at the start of the qualification.
*Dates are subject to change

Semester
1

Term 1

Term 1

Term 2

Term 4

Mid - Semester Break

Mid - Semester Break

Mid - Semester Break

General Orientation Course (GOC)

Academic Modules

Academic Modules

Academic Modules

Academic Modules

Valiant Adventures +
SDG Labs

Academic Modules
Internal Examinations

July - Sept

July - Sept

Jan - Mar

September

March

Sept

Oct - Dec

Sept - Nov

April - June

Dec - Jan

June

Semester Break

Semester Break

Semester
1

Semester
2

Term 2

Term 3

Semester Break

Dec - Jan

Semester
3

Term 5

Term 6

Jan - March

March

Mid - Semester Break

April - June

Academic Modules
Internal Examinations

Academic Modules
Pearson Edexcel Examination

Semester 1

Term 1

July - September

General Orientation Course (GOC)

Academic Modules

Mid - Semester Break

September

Term 1

October - December

Academic Modules

Semester Break

December - January

Semester 1

Term 2

January - March

Academic Modules

Mid - Semester Break

March

Term 2

April - June

Valiant Adventures + SDG Labs

Semester Break

June

Semester 2

Term 3

July - September

Academic Modules

Mid - Semester Break

September

Term 4

September - November

Academic Modules

Internal Examinations

Semester Break

December - January

Semester 3

Term 5

January - March

Academic Modules
Internal Examinations

Mid - Semester Break

March

Term 6

April - June

Academic Modules

Pearson Edexcel Examination

Additional Cost & Information

- Application fee (R750)
- Placement fee (R5 000)
- Boutique Campus Placement fee (R3 500)
- Additional subjects (R11 350 per subject, per 18-month qualification or R15 150 per subject, per 24-month qualification)

*Students are required to take six of the 13 subjects on offer.

- Science Kit (Approx. R2 000)
- Art Kit (Approx. R2 000)
- Boutique Campus monthly fee (R2 500)
- Extracurricular activities, lunch or beverages at Boutique Campus
- External International Examinations (R12 000 per sitting)

*Qualification fee will remain unchanged, however, monthly payments may differ depending on the timetabled length of each qualification, and date of enrolment (if late).

"I really appreciate having engaging and interesting class discussions and lessons from my own home. I love leaving a zoom meeting and being able to walk out of my room, into my garden and breathe. I love being able to work under the shade of a tree or in the sun on the porch. Most of all, I have really come to love how flexible, yet still structured, the entire experience is. No longer are family reunion trips dictated by school holidays. If I need to go up to Jozi to visit family, I only need to bring my laptop with me and I won't miss a beat."

Gabriel Joa Kroll

International GCSE student