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Cambridge IGCSE Homeschooling

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The internationally acclaimed, Cambridge University IGCSE® (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) syllabus is recognized and trusted by major universities and employers worldwide. It is the international passport to a successful career for 14 to 16 year olds, and we offer it in homeschooling format, without religious studies. Managed by Cambridge International Examinations, Cambridge IGCSE provides the best in global education for learners. Regularly updated in accordance with evolving needs, Cambridge IGCSE® instructors can draw on excellent learning resources, coaching and counsel from subject specialists.

Popularity of Cambridge IGCSE® Worldwide

The growing worldwide popularity of Cambridge IGCSE is seen in the statistics provided by “Google Trends.” Parents and students are increasingly turning to International schools or homeschooling to access a more productive, highly-regarded international syllabus.

We rely on the Cambridge syllabus, curriculum, modules, materials, methodology and system as they have been proven to be more fun & lively, dynamic & engaging, connecting & creative, with focus on project research-based study, use of activity-based methods, learning through discovery, learning to work in teams, and learning to question, listen, think and express.

Cambridge IGCSE Subjects Offered

Business Studies (0450)

The Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies subject upgrades the learners’ grasp of business transactions in the public and private sectors, and the significance of innovation and creativity. Students discover how the major categories of business organization are created, financed and operated, and how their activities are effectively managed. Factors influencing business decision-making are also studied, as are the crucial components of cooperation and interdependence.

Learners not only master business ideas and techniques but also uplift related skills such as numeracy and enquiry. The syllabus provides both a foundation for ongoing study at Cambridge International A-Levels and a suitable preparation for the work environment.

Accounting (0452)

The Cambridge IGCSE Accounting syllabus introduces students to the theory and concepts of accounting and the methods in which accounting is utilized in a variety of modern economic and business situations. Learners get to appreciate the skills of recording, reporting, presenting and interpreting financial information and develop an ideal basis both for continuous study and for a future career within the profession.

English – First Language (0500)

Cambridge IGCSE First Language English is created for students whose first language is English. Cambridge IGCSE First Language English learners develop the skill of communicating clearly, effectively and accurately in both writing and speech. They learn how to use wide-ranging vocabulary, figures of speech, correct grammar, punctuation and spelling leading to the development of a personal style and an awareness of the audience being addressed.

Students are also encouraged to read extensively, both for their own enjoyment and to develop their awareness of the methods in which English can be utilized. Cambridge IGCSE First Language English also develops more general analysis and communication skills such as inference, synthesis and the ability to prioritize facts and deliver opinions effectively.

English – Second Language (0510)

Cambridge IGCSE Second Language English is created for students who are not native speakers of English. They are tested mainly on writing skills in comprehension, summaries and composition with analytical writing to a lesser degree. Clear, effective and accurate style is still a basic requirement.

Mathematics (0580)

The Math IGCSE syllabus gently leads the student through fundamental mathematical skills, moving on to more advanced material as the student’s skills and abilities develop. The subject supports seamless progression to advanced study, with current content reflecting the latest needs in the subject. Every lesson starts with a set of clearly defined objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall program of study. Effective learning is encouraged through numerous activities and self-assessment questions.

Additional Mathematics (0606)

This syllabus is targeted towards fast learners who have achieved, or will most likely achieve, grade A*, A or B in the Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics examination. Cambridge IGCSE Additional Mathematics enables students to enhance the learning outcomes and comprehension attained in IGCSE Mathematics. The subject utilizes more superior techniques.

The syllabus has a Pure Mathematics content which makes learners acquire an appropriate foundation for further study in the subject. Prior knowledge of the content of the IGCSE Mathematics syllabus (or a similar syllabus) is a pre-requirement.

Biology (0610)

With an emphasis on human biology, the Cambridge IGCSE Biology syllabus assists students to grasp the technological environment in which they operate, and gain a knowledgeable liking in science and scientific progress. Learners acquire a comprehension of the core principles of biology via a combination of theoretical and practical research. They further gain an understanding of the scientific skills necessary for continuous study at Cambridge International A-Levels, which are handy in day to day life.

As they move forward, learners gain an understanding on how science is absorbed and practiced, and gain awareness that the end result of scientific research can have both good and bad consequences on individuals and the environment.

Chemistry (0620)

The Cambridge IGCSE Chemistry syllabus helps students to comprehend the technological environment in which they live, and grasp an informed liking in science and scientific progress. Learners acquire an understanding of the fundamental laws of Chemistry via a combination of theoretical and practical studies. They further gain an understanding of the scientific skills necessary for advanced study at Cambridge International A-Levels, qualities which are crucial in daily life.

As they progress, learners comprehend how science is studied and practiced, and gain awareness that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad results on communities and the world at large.

Physics (0625)

The Cambridge IGCSE Physics syllabus enables students to master the technological environment in which they live, and adopt an informed interest in science and scientific developments. They learn about the fundamental principles of Physics via a combination of theoretical and practical studies. Learners further develop an understanding of the scientific skills necessary for ongoing study at Cambridge International A-Level, skills that are critical in day to day life.

As they progress, students develop an understanding of how science is studied and practiced, and become aware that the results of scientific research may have both good and bad effects on people and the environment.


Cambridge English Language Assessment

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The Cambridge English Language Assessment (formerly known as ESOL) is a secondary school English Language proficiency certification examination scheme designed to test 4 areas of language skills: Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening.

Each skill is enhanced according to age and proficiency levels. Examinations are designed to test specific language needs of the child and are recognized by 20,000 organizations worldwide especially when the child applies for tertiary education or for a job.

The programs under the banner of Cambridge English Language Assessment are categorized as follows:

Key English Test (KET)
Preliminary English Test (PET)
First Certificate Examination (FCE)
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)
Cambridge Proficiency English (CPE)

Key English Test (KET)

KET teaches students English communication in simple situations. It is a logical next step after YLE and offers a good starting point for older children to further their skills at reading, writing, speaking and listening. The exam gives students the confidence to go on to study for higher skill requirements, such as PET.

Preliminary English Test (PET)

PET takes students to yet higher levels of writing, reading, speaking and listening. It introduces the student to business like writing and development of vocabulary for speaking and writing on more advanced topics. It is the next logical step in a student’s language learning journey to the higher-level FCE.

First Certificate Examination (FCE)

FCE allows the student to explore into longer write ups and speaking expectations. It is an in-depth, high-level qualification that employers and universities are looking for. It is also a great way to prepare for higher-level exams such as CAE.

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)

More than 6,000 educational institutions, businesses and government departments worldwide accept CAE as proof of high-level achievement in English Language proficiency. Students develop the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening to enhance their study skills, work skills and living skills in English-speaking countries. This exam is the next logical step to the higher CPE.

Cambridge Proficiency English (CPE)

CPE proves that students have mastered English to an exceptional level and can communicate with the fluency and sophistication of a highly competent native speaker of the English Language. It recognizes the level of English proficiency needed to study or work in a very senior professional or academic environment, as in a postgraduate or PhD program.


Cambridge Young Learners English

Young Learners English (YLE) comprises a progressive series of fun filled activity based English language tests geared towards introducing primary and lower secondary students to daily usage of English. Cambridge YLE is an excellent system designed for confidence building in speaking English and allocation of rewards for standards achieved. There is no Pass or Fail marks. All children get an award which indicates the “number of shields” they have received. YLE is accessible on PC, Laptop and Tablet.

The programs outlined under YLE are as follows:

FUN Learning for Starters
FUN Learning for Movers
FUN Learning for Flyers


Leadership & Public Speaking

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Leadership and effective communication go hand-in-hand. One cannot exist without the other. Recognizing this, and mindful of the fact that many teenagers are engrossed in academic study and are often more comfortable communicating electronically than face to face, secondary level students at Cambridge Asia automatically become members of the Gavel Club.

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The Gavel Club is a Toastmasters Club for secondary students. Public speaking is an essential component in our curriculum and an integral part of our learning culture, because it builds effective listening, expression, and communication skills that help guide young people through their teenage years and into professionals. Participants learn to overcome nervousness when speaking before an audience, organize and present ideas logically and convincingly, listen carefully to others’ ideas, participate in and lead group discussions or meetings, and offer advice to help others improve their speaking and leadership skills.

To become future leaders, many events in teenagers’ lives require the successful use of interpersonal skills, in order to become effective individuals. Leadership and communications skills are important not only for maintaining healthy personal relationships in schools, community and family and for achieving academic goals in middle and high school, college and university; they are also essential for surviving and thriving in today’s competitive market and business environment.