IGCSE Core Courses Curriculum for Year's 10 & 11

iGCSE - Also known as International General Certificate of Secondary Education

is Years 10 & 11 in the Edexcel curriculum.

Year 13

English as a Second Language


Qualification at a glance:
The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in English as a Second Language (ESL) qualification comprises two assessments: Paper 1 – a written examination paper Paper 2 – a written examination paper. ​ Speaking Exam – Optional Reading
Passages will be taken from a variety of sources, including fiction, and may include factual information, explanation, opinions and biographical writing Part 1 – Skimming and scanning skills.
Part 2 – Read for both gist and detail.
Part 3 – Read for both gist and detail, follow a line of argument or discussion, and identify attitudes and opinions in the text.
Part 6 – Read for details to be included in the summary writing (see Writing section below). Writing Part 4 – Short piece of writing in response to a given situation. The writing can take the form of a letter, email or postcard and students may have to both provide information and ask for required information.
Part 5 – Factual piece of writing based on own knowledge and interests. The writing can take the form of a report or article.
Part 6 – Respond to one or two short texts, approximately 500 words in total, and produce a summary for a given purpose and reader. Listening Part 1 – Listening to short extracts; identifying the item, place or event being described.
Part 2 – Listening for detailed information.
Part 3 – Following a discussion or argument; identifying attitude and opinions of speakers; following instructions.
Part 4 – Listening to a complex argument or discussion; understanding the overall message; identifying attitudes and opinion.




Mathematics


Qualification at a glance:

We here at British International school believe in equal opportunity in succeeding towards life’s challenges, and mathematics is most certainly a challenge for many. Hence, we take pride in offering Edexcel Pearson’s ‘Foundation’ as well as ‘Higher tier’ mode of study and examinations. Knowledge of the Foundation Tier content is assumed for students being prepared for the Higher Tier. The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in Mathematics (Specification A) requires students to demonstrate application and understanding of the following:


Qualification Aims:


The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in Mathematics (Specification A) qualification enables students to:

  • Develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts and techniques

  • Acquire a foundation of mathematical skills for further study in the subject or related areas

  • Enjoy using and applying mathematical techniques and concepts, and become confident in using mathematics to solve problems

  • Appreciate the importance of mathematics in society, employment and study.

Foundation and Higher Tier

The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in Mathematics (Specification A) requires students to demonstrate application and understanding of the following.

Number​

  • Use numerical skills in a purely mathematical way and in real-life situations.

Algebra

  • Use letters as equivalent to numbers and as variables.

  • Understand the distinction between expressions, equations and formulae.

  • Use algebra to set up and solve problems.

  • Demonstrate manipulative skills.

  • Construct and use graphs.

Geometry

  • Use properties of angles.

  • Understand a range of transformations.

  • Work within the metric system.

  • Understand ideas of space and shape.

  • Use ruler, compasses and protractor appropriately.

Statistics

  • Understand basic ideas of statistical averages.

  • Use a range of statistical techniques.

  • Use basic ideas of probability.

Students should be able to demonstrate problem-solving skills by translating problems in mathematical or non-mathematical contexts into a process or a series of mathematical processes.

Students should be able to demonstrate mathematical reasoning skills by:

  • Making deductions and drawing conclusions from mathematical information

  • Constructing chains of reasoning

  • Presenting arguments and proofs

  • Interpreting and communicating information accurately.




Sciences


Why Choose IGCSE Sciences at the British International School?

At the British International School our Science Laboratory is a safe haven exclusively dedicated to our IGCSE and IAL science students, it is accessible 5 days a week, open for exploration, critical thinking and innovation.

Our Science department takes pride in offering the complete range of Edexcel IGCSE 9-1 sciences qualifications, which range from the following:

⦁ Biology
⦁ Human Biology
⦁ Chemistry
⦁ Physics
⦁ Single Award and Double awards Sciences

The course structure we follow are coherent and well-structured giving students the chance to thrive in their respective subjects. We don’t believe in the concept of ‘read, memorize and write’ our focus is on building core concepts and showing real life examples to the best of what we have access to.

We follow the straightforward approach towards assessments, putting practical experimentation at the heart of our teaching methodologies, supported by Edexcel Pearson’s specifications created carefully for each of the above sciences subjects. But keeping in line with the recent research all of the above subjects are assessed via 100% written examinations, with no practical assessments once students appear for their final exams.

Our experimentation methods are applied in the 2-year study of IGCSE year 10 and 11 to clear concepts to the best of our ability, so as to initiate students to write real life findings when encountering biology, chemistry and physics core concepts. This allows students to truly develop a keen interest for their future scientific endeavors.

Assessment Breakdown

Assessment Breakdown for Single/Double Award

*Source adapted from Official Pearson Edexcel




Commerce


Why choose to study in our department of IGCSE’s Accounting|Business|Commerce|Economics at the
British International School?
Our school takes pride in offering the complete range of Edexcel ‘s 2-year course taught between grade 10 and grade 11. Following are the IGCSE 9-1 qualifications, which range from the following:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Commerce
  • Economics
The course structure we follow are coherent and well-structured giving students the chance to thrive in their respective subjects. We don’t believe in the concept of ‘read, memorize and write’ our focus is on building core concepts, allowing for critical thinking, questioning theories and analyzing real life case-studies to the best of what we have access to.
A new, two-paper model: Designed to provide students with greater opportunities to demonstrate their skills and knowledge, for all 4 subjects. For example in Accounting. We will test knowledge, understanding and application in Paper 1: Introduction to Bookkeeping and Accounting, and focus the assessment on two practical case studies allowing students to prepare full accounts in Paper 2: Financial Statements.
Accessible assessment for all abilities: To ensure all students are able to access the whole exam paper Edexcel Pearson have introduced ramping within each question. Questions start with a low mark tariff and become more challenging as students work their way through the paper, helping to build confidence.
Fully prepares students for progression on to further study: Edexcel Pearson has reduced the gap between International GCSE and IAL/A Level by ensuring similar topics are taught across both qualification levels. For example in Economics they have also introduced a 12-mark ‘Evaluate’ question that introduces an extended writing opportunity to make the transition to Level 3 assessment easier for students.




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