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Cambridge Upper Secondary

Cambridge Upper Secondary is typically for learners aged 14-16 years offering them Cambridge IGCSE.

Cambridge Upper Secondary builds on the foundations of Cambridge Lower Secondary, although learners do not need to complete that stage before this one.


The Cambridge IGCSE curriculum at Ryan Global School Chembur offers a variety of routes for learners with a wide range of abilities, including those whose first language is not English.

Our fundamental approach is to encourage students to engage with a variety of subjects and to form connections between them.

For learners at Ryan Global School Chembur, Cambridge IGCSE helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem-solving. It is the perfect springboard to advanced study.

There is a wide range of subjects available at Cambridge IGCSE. Cambridge IGCSE develops learner knowledge, and encourages curiosity in:

  • Subject content
  • Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations
  • Intellectual enquiry
  • Flexibility and responsiveness to change
  • Working and communicating in English
  • Influencing outcomes
  • Cultural awareness.

What is the difference between IGCSE Core and IGCSE Extended?

To take into account differing capabilities, there is a choice between Core and Extended examination for students. The Core curriculum is within the ability range of a large majority of students. It provides an overview of the subject and is mainly for students expected to achieve grades C to G. The Extended curriculum has been designed targeted at those expected to achieve grades A* to E.

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Classroom support

Cambridge International offers a wealth of teaching and learning materials to help teachers plan and deliver the Cambridge IGCSE programme. They suit a wide range of teaching methods and different international contexts and include:

  • Teaching schemes of work and lesson plans
  • Textbooks and publisher resources
  • Example candidate responses (standards booklets)
  • Mapping documents to explain how the resources support teaching
  • Exam preparation materials
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Cambridge IGCSE assessment takes place at the end of the course and includes written, oral, coursework and practical assessment. Such an approach gives students a broader opportunity to demonstrate their learnings, particularly if their first language is not English. In many subjects there is a choice between core and extended examination, making Cambridge IGCSE suitable for a wide range of abilities.

Cambridge IGCSE examination sessions occur twice a year, in June and November. Results are issued in August and January.

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Recognition and acceptance

Cambridge qualifications are accepted and valued by many leading universities and employers around the world.

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