The Cambridge International curriculum creates a global standard for education and is widely recognized across the globe by universities and employers. The curriculum is flexible, challenging, inspiring, and culturally sensitive, yet international. Cambridge students develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. They also acquire the mandatory skills they need for success at university and life beyond.
The Cambridge pathway from primary through to pre-university is:
An advanced or A-level qualification offered across a range of subjects to school leavers. And A-levels are studied across two years – AS (year 12) and A (year 13).
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The Cambridge ICE (International Certificate of Education) certificate is a group award for Cambridge IGCSE. It allows the schools to offer a diverse and balanced curriculum by recognizing the achievements of the students who pass the exams in a range of different subjects.
Cambridge AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education) is a certificate awarded to students who do a compulsory core subject, Cambridge AS-level Global Perspectives and research, with Cambridge AS and Level subjects drawn from three curriculum areas – mathematics and science, languages, arts, and humanities. The option is available to do interdisciplinary subjects too.
Cambridge IPQ (International Project Qualification) is a brand-new standalone qualification for students aged 16-19 years. It allows the students to carry out an independent research project to complement their AS and A-level subjects and enhances their university applications.
The Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) curriculum offers multiple routes of study for students with varied learning abilities and whose first language is not English. For schools, IGSCE offers a challenging and demanding curriculum, supported by excellent resources and training.
Cambridge IGCSE first conducted its assessment in June 1988 (introduced for first teaching in September 1986). Students take the Cambridge assessment at the end of the course which can be in various forms – oral, written, coursework, and practical assessments. This broadens the students’ opportunities to showcase their learning, particularly when their first language is not English. Grades are benchmarked using eight internationally recognized grades – A* to G – A* being the highest and G the lowest. Assessments are conducted twice a year – June and November with the results out in August and January respectively.
There are 70+ subjects available at the Cambridge IGCSE including 30 languages, and the schools can offer them in a combination apt for their learning and local environment.
Let’s consider the Accounting subject of the Cambridge IGCSE. This course introduces the students to the theory and concepts of Accounting, enabling them to use Accounting in a number of modern economic and business contexts.
The Aims of the course are to enable the students to develop
The students should be able to:
Students should be able to use the trial balances, bank reconciliation statements, and control accounts for the purpose of verifying accounts. The processes and procedures for the correction of errors are also covered.
Students should be able to
The main portion under this is focused on the preparation of the financial statements, including year-end adjustments, for different types of businesses. The procedures and methods used when only partial information or incomplete data is provided are also included.
Students are encouraged to use and interpret the main accounting ratios.
Students are introduced to the main accounting principles together with how they are applied in accounting records and statements. Also included is the influence of international accounting standards and the selection of accounting policies.
All students take two papers
|Paper 1||Paper 2|
|Paper format||Multiple choice||Structured written paper|
|Duration||1 hour 15 minutes||1 hour 45 minutes|
|Weighting to the total score||30%||70%|
|Assessment details||Multiple choice questions||Questions will be based on the syllabus content|
|Assessment mode||Externally assessed||Externally assessed|
AO1 – Knowledge and understanding
Students should be able to
AO2 – Analysis
Students should be able to
AO3 – Evaluation
Students should be able to Interpret and evaluate accounting information and infer reasoned conclusions.
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