Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)
Year 10 and 11 students study the IGCSE programme that starts in year 10 and is completed in the second term of Year 11. Over the course of the two years, students will follow the programme of study as set out by the Cambridge Examination Board - www.cie.org.uk/. Please use the following link to find further information about Cambridge; there is a specific section for Students and Parents www.cie.org.uk/cambridge-for/learners-and-parents/
Students at Oxford are offered the following subjects as part of their options programme (2014/2016):
|Subject||Click here for the subject overview|
|Business studies||Under review|
|Physical Education||Under review|
Why study the IGCSE?
Cambridge IGCSE is widely recognised by higher education institutions and employers around the world as evidence of academic achievement. Many universities require a combination of Cambridge International A Levels and Cambridge IGCSEs to meet their entry requirements.
Admission to North American institutes:
Leading US and Canadian universities require Cambridge International AS and A Levels, but some US and Canadian colleges and universities will accept learners with five Cambridge IGCSEs at grade C or above. Check the admissions policy of individual institutions for more information.
Admission to UK institutes:
In the UK, Cambridge IGCSE is accepted as equivalent to the GCSE.
When applying to UK universities, it is essential that students can communicate effectively in English and are able to do so in an academic environment. Cambridge IGCSE English Language qualifications are recognised by a significant number of UK universities as evidence of English language competency for university study. We strongly advise students to check the English language requirements of their selected universities and individual departments/faculties prior to submitting an application because these requirements can differ depending on whether you are applying from within the UK, within the EU or EEA, Switzerland, or from overseas.
About the IGCSE:
Cambridge IGCSE assessment takes place at the end of the course and can include written, oral, coursework and practical assessment. This broadens opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning, particularly when their first language is not English. In many subjects there is a choice between core and extended curricula, making Cambridge IGCSE suitable for a wide range of abilities.
Grades are benchmarked using eight internationally recognised grades, A* to G, which have clear guidelines to explain the standard of achievement for each grade.
Past papers with mark schemes for each subject are available for you to download, along with examiner reports from previous exam sessions, and specimen papers on the CIE website as well as from http://goo.gl/z4QbD3 (Source CIE)
*Note there may be slight modifications to the above document in light of extraneous factors.