International General Certificate for Secondary Education




Al Rawabi Private School is a Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) authorized school to offer the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) for 14-16 year olds(Grades 9 &10). Cambridge IGCSE develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:



Subject content:

      · Applying knowledge and understanding to familiar and new situations

      · Intellectual enquiry

      · Flexibility and responsiveness to change

      · Working and communicating in English

      · Influencing outcomes

      · Cultural awareness



Cambridge IGCSE is taken in over 100 countries worldwide and is widely recognised by higher education institutions and employers around the world as evidence of academic rigor. Cambridge IGCSE is equivalent to the GCSE in the United Kingdom. In some parts of the world, schools use Cambridge IGCSE as an international alternative to the local government examination.

Each learner’s performance is benchmarked using eight internationally recognised grades (A*-G). In some countries, IGCSE qualifications will satisfy the entry requirements for university. In others, they are widely used as a preparation for A Level, AS, International Baccalaureate and US Advanced Placement courses.

Grade C in IGCSE English (both First Language and Second Language) satisfies the English proficiency requirements for many universities in the UK and other anglophone countries.

Our School prepares the students for the extended curriculum which enables students to achieve grades A to E. The course is divided into 4 semesters. The syllabus will be completed in 3 semesters and the fourth semester will be dedicated to training students on past exam papers and conducting mock

exams, which help familiarize students with the exam nature and build their capacity to take the exam with more confidence.

The students will take the school exams at the end of each semester and go for the external exam at the end of fourth semester.




The school offers the following subjects for the IGCSE curriculum.

  1. Mathematics.

  2. Physics.

  3. Chemistry.

  4. Biology.

  5. First Language Arabic.

  6. Computer Science.

  7. Business Studies

  8. English as a second language.

Though the Exams are conducted by the British Council twice a year: – In May/June and Nov. /Dec; the school prepares the students only for the exam in May/June.

The results are announced two months after the exams and certificates are issued a month after the announcement of results.





The students willing to register for the IGCSE course should score a minimum of 95% as the final average of grade 8 and maintain such score through grades 9 and 10.