The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

If you are planning to study abroad, let’s start your journey with the IGCSE - the world’s most popular international qualification for upper secondary - officially launched at the Bilingual Canadian International School starting from the academic year 2021 - 2022. 

What is IGCSE? 

  • The IGCSE program is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16-year-olds. This broadens opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning, particularly when their first language is not English. Cambridge IGCSE is accepted as equivalent to the GCSE and leads onto the Advanced Level (A-Levels) program.  

Why choose IGCSE?

  • The IGCSE qualification is accepted and valued by leading universities and employers worldwide. 

  • All classes are in English and prepare for future international studies.

  • Develop international study skills - a focus on critical thinking.

  • The IGCSE program is currently taught in more than 140 countries, with 4500 schools around the world.

The entry requirement

The IGCSE program will be taught in English with selected Vietnamese subjects, so students are required to have a good English level to study this program. Students are also required to have high overall scores at the end of grade 8 under the MoET program.

BCIS Pathways for students:

Pathway 1: IGCSE + A-Levels (Mapped to the MOET Curriculum). IGCSE lasts for 2 years with:

  • 5 integrated IGCSE subjects: Mathematics, ESL, Combined Science, ICT, Global Perspective. 

  • Some subjects of the National Programme (MOET): Civics, Literature, History, Geography, Music, Art, Physical Education.

Outcome:  Successful students in Grade 10 will obtain the IGCSE issued by Cambridge International Education Assessment Agency (CAIE), which is equal to CAIE's certificate worldwide and leads onto the Advanced Level (A Levels) program.

Pathway 2:

Non-IGCSE students will continue their bilingual program to study both the Vietnamese curriculum governed by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) and the Ontario English program. 

Comprehensive learning environment:

The academic curriculum is combined with Character Education in Action from Ontario (Canada), as well as the unique program of Global Citizenship in the Canadian International School System (CISS).

The tuition fee of the IGCSE curriculum:

Please check the official tuition and fee schedule here.

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