Cambridge (IGCSE) – Kindle Kids International School

Preparatory Course for Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Grade 9 & Grade 10

Programme Overview

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is the world’s most popular exam qualification for 14 – to 16-year-olds, and the Cambridge IGCSE is recognized by universities and employers globally.

The IGCSE Programme is administered by the University of Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE). The IGCSE Programme is recognized worldwide, with over 9000 schools in 160 countries offering the Cambridge qualification.

Cambridge IGCSE offers a flexible and stimulating curriculum, supported by excellent resources and training.

For learners, Cambridge IGCSE helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. It is the perfect springboard to advanced study.

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education or IGCSE is a certification designed to prepare students for a higher education wherever they are in the world.

The IGCSE has always emphasized adding value within a national context whilst also contributing to internationalism.

KKIS takes a holistic approach to how they teach the IGCSE curriculum and provide the best infrastructure and community for students. 

IGCSE Key Features

  • Provides an ideal foundation for higher-level courses such as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, and ‘AS/A’ Levels.
  • Has worldwide recognition
  • Offers syllabi which reflect local economies and cultures within a global context, hence ensuring that students gain a wide perspective while recognizing and valuing their own environment.
  • Develops key learning, problem-solving and investigative skills by encouraging an active, critical and questioning approach to study.
  • Ensures a broad-based education.

Your child’s choice of IGCSE subjects can have a major bearing on their future education and career.

In the two-year IGCSE programme Classes IX and X students study a range of subjects that are exciting and challenging. It helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem-solving. The holistic and experiential nature of learning balances knowledge, understanding and skills, and ensures that students are well-prepared for the A/ AS LEVEL, IB Diploma and other pre-university programmes.

In Class VIII, which is a preparatory year, students study academic subjects that prepare them for the IGCSE programme, ranging from First Language English, Second Languages like Hindi, Tamil or French, Sciences and Mathematics, along with co-scholastic subjects like Art & Design, Computer Science, Physical Education and Global Perspectives.

This is complemented by inter-disciplinary projects in Class VIII, to develop critical thinking and research skills. Cambridge IGCSE assessment takes place at the end of the course and can include written, oral, coursework and practical assessment.  Grades are benchmarked using eight internationally recognized 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.

KINDLE KIDS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL is a registered Cambridge school.

For updated and accurate information on Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), please visit their website at

Course Outline

Duration: 1 Year/Level (Full-time)

Start: April

End: March

Contact Hours Per Week: 5 days x 5.5 hours

There are 4 units in one Academic Year

  • Unit 1 – April to June
  • Unit 2 – July to September
  • Unit 3 – October to December
  • Unit 4 – January to March


9.20 am to 3.30pm

Core Subjects

  • English
  • Literature in English
  • Mathematics

Elective Language Subjects – Choose one (1)

  • Hindi
  • Tamil
  • French

Elective Subjects – Choose four (4)

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Environmental Management
  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Global Perspectives
  • Computer Science
  • 2 Cyclic Tests will be conducted in the months of May & November and 2 Semester Examinations in the month of September and March in each Academic Year.
  • Report Cards will be given twice a year.

Assessment Grading Criteria

90 – 100A*
80 – 89A
70 – 79B
60 – 69C
50 – 59D

Year-to-year progression

The number of students in the classroom is subject to the maximum seating capacity

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