Age 14 – 15  |  Year 10 to 11

Academic Excellence

With the International Upper Secondary Curriculum, the students will go through the International GCSE syllabus (2 year course) and be taught by our experienced team of teachers. Beaconhouse Newlands International School provides the IGCSE programme with the aim to prepare students to maximize their potential across a range of subjects. 

The International Upper Secondary Curriculum is everything that children will learn about in our international school. It can broadly be categorized into academic and enhanced. Academic is from Cambridge Assessment International Education and focuses on:




We want to ensure that students have a diverse, broad, and balanced international curriculum that will contribute to their overall holistic development.

Enhanced Curriculum

Although there is a strong focus on the International Academic Curriculum at this stage due to IGCSE Examinations at the end of Year 11, we still promote opportunities for holistic development. The International Academic Curriculum is enhanced with a range of activities that are on offer after school finishes. It is important that students participate and take part in as many activities as possible. As well as developing holistically, there is a great chance each student will find something they excel in and enjoy for life through our inclusive education.

We also offer the opportunity to work towards the Junior Award Scheme for Schools for younger students and the Duke of Edinburgh International Award for older students. These awards are recognized internationally and give credit and recognition for investing time in

Developing New Skills

Keeping Physically Fit and Being Active

Giving Service and Community Involvement

Enjoying Adventurous Activities Outdoors

Subject Information

Section 2 - Subject Information

English First Language IGCSE

Chinese IGCSE

Bahasa Melayu IGCSE

Hanyu Shulping Kaoshi (HSK)

Islamyiat IGCSE

Business Studies IGCSE

Economics IGCSE

Global Perspective

Accounting IGCSE

Additional Mathematics IGCSE



Art & Design IGCSE

Mathematics IGCSE

Interschool Sports

Biology IGCSE

Chemistry IGCSE

Physics IGCSE

IGCSE Sociology

For more detailed information about the Cambridge Upper Secondary IGCSE, please refer to: