Cambridge CIE Programme – About IGCSE and AS & A Level exam
Check out the List of CIE Schools in India or Cambridge Schools in India to access the complete list of Cambridge board schools in India covering IGCSE schools in India and Cambridge Advanced AS & A Level schools in India. You can also download the Cambridge CIE IGCSE Past Papers, Cambridge CIE IGCSE syllabus, Cambridge CIE IGCSE Learner Guide, Cambridge International AS & A Level past papers, AS & A Level syllabus and AS & A Level Learner Guide from here. Continue to read to know more about Cambridge CIE Programme covering all the levels including IGCSE and Cambridge Advanced AS & A Level.
About Cambridge CIE Programme
Cambridge International Examinations, CIE in short, is part of the Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. The Cambridge CIE programme takes students on a journey through various levels/stages. Students can join CIE Programme at any stage.
Cambridge programmes and qualifications are offered in more than 10,000 schools in over 160 countries.
Cambridge CIE Programme and Qualifications
Their are 4 stages of education in Cambridge CIE Programme. Cambridge offers education for learners aged 5 to 19 years.
|Stage||Learner’s Suggested Age|
|1||Cambridge Primary||5 to 11 year||
|2||Cambridge Secondary 1||11 to 14 year||
|3||Cambridge Secondary 2||14 to 16 year||
|4||Cambridge Advanced||16 to 19 year||
Schools across the world can offer Cambridge programmes for learners at every stage from 5 to 19 years. CIE offers flexibility to schools, a school can choose to offer only a specific stage of the programme. CIE Cambridge schools in India mainly focuses on Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge Advanced – Cambridge International AS & A Level with few schools covering all 4 stages.
About Cambridge Primary
Develops understanding, knowledge and skills in English, Mathematics and Science during the primary years of school education for your kid. The program prepares kids for the next level Cambridge Secondary 1. Cambridge ICT starters is also available as part of Cambridge Primary where kids are exposed to Information and Communications Technology (ICT) applications.
Two types of assessments (optional) are available in the Cambridge primary to assess the development of your child – Cambridge Primary Progression Tests, where kids are assessed by school and Cambridge Primary Checkpoint, in which kids are assessed by Cambridge.
Explore the best Cambridge Primary schools in India.
About Cambridge Secondary 1
Cambridge Secondary 1 builds on Cambridge Primary, please note its not compulsory for kids to have completed Cambridge Primary in order to successfully pursue Cambridge Secondary 1.
Cambridge Secondary 1 develops understanding, knowledge and skills in English, English as a Second Language, Mathematics and Science. Cambridge Secondary 1 includes two types of assessments to assess the development of your child. Cambridge Secondary 1 Progression Tests, where kids are assessed by school and Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint, in which kids are assessed by Cambridge.
Explore the best Cambridge Secondary schools in India.
About Cambridge Secondary 2
Cambridge Secondary 2 is 3rd stage of the Cambridge program. Its builds on the foundations of Cambridge Secondary 1 but its not necessary to have completed it in order to start Cambridge Secondary 2.
Cambridge Secondary 2 has two qualifications Cambridge IGCSE or Cambridge O Level. Both these qualifications provide excellent preparation for Cambridge advanced. Cambridge secondary 2 courses can be studied over one or two years.
About Cambridge CIE IGCSE – International General Certificate of Secondary Education
Cambridge IGCSE is one of the most popular qualification among all Cambridge CIE qualifications. More than 70 subjects are available (including more than 30 languages) and students can take them in any combination. The IGCSE is a two-year course of equivalent standard to the GCSE in the UK. The IGCSE is excellent course before moving to advanced courses like IB Diploma.
Cambridge IGCSE assessment standards are similar to UK GCSE. The students are awarded between A* to G, A* being highest. Most IGCSE subjects have an optional coursework element.
International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) under the aegis of Cambridge International Examinations is a two-year programme covering class/Grades IX and X.
Download IGCSE past papers, IGCSE syllabuses and IGCSE learner’s guide to prepare for Cambridge IGCSE exam. Check Cambridge IGCSE schools in India for the list of Cambridge IGCSE schools following Cambridge CIE IGCSE curriculum in schools.
About Cambridge O Level
Cambridge O Level is also an internationally recognised qualification and is equivalent to GCSE and IGCSE. O Level stands for Ordinary Level. Students can choose from over 50 subjects in any combination.
The main difference between Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge O Level is the grade range. Subjects in Cambridge O Level are graded on an A* to E Scale, while in Cambridge IGCSE students are graded on A* to G scale. IGCSE allows schools and Cambridge CIE to assess students on a slightly wider ability range. Syllabus content and assessment standard are similar in Cambridge O Level and Cambridge IGCSE.
Cambridge Advanced has 2 qualifications, Cambridge International AS and A Level qualifications and/or the Cambridge Pre-U qualification. Cambridge Pre-U is a new qualification, launched by Cambridge International Examinations in schools in UK in 2008 as an alternative to UK A Level.
About CIE ADVANCED – Cambridge International AS & A Level
Over 55 subjects are available in Cambridge AS and A level qualification. A Level stands for Advanced Level while AS Level stands for Advanced Subsidiary. Cambridge International AS Level is typically a one-year course and Cambridge International A Level is typically a two-year course leading to examinations at the end of class XII (Grade XII). Success in A Levels is one of the most recognized qualifications around the world. Success in ‘A’ levels gives access to the top universities around the world and in the Indian sub-continent.
Cambridge International AS and A Level is recognised and valued by universities worldwide, including the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain.
Check Cambridge CIE A Level schools in India for the list of schools following Cambridge CIE IGCSE curriculum in schools.
Download Cambridge International AS & A Level past papers, AS & A Level syllabuses and AS & A Level learner’s guide to prepare for Cambridge AS & A Level exam.
About Cambridge Pre-U
Cambridge Pre-U is available in 25 Subjects. Cambridge Pre-U is a two-year courses with the exams at the end. It is recognised by leading universities in the UK and US. Currently it is mainly being taken by UK state and independent schools as an alternative to UK A Level.
Before starting CIE Programme, its important to know which all universities recognises Cambridge CIE Programme and qualifications. Check out university recognition database.