Discover Cambridge IGCSE at ARSP


Al Rawabi Private School is a Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) authorized school to offer the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Cambridge Upper Secondary for students aged 14-16 (Grades 9 & 10).


The Taught Curriculum

Al Rawabi Private School prepares students for the extended curriculum which enables students to achieve grades A* to E. The course is divided into 6 semesters. The syllabus is completed within 5 semesters. Every final term exam is structured as a mock exam prepared from past paper questions to familiarize learners with the exam nature and build their capacity to take the Cambridge exam with more confidence.


Learners get to choose from the following IGCSE subjects that will assist in future education and career pathways:

  1. English as a Second Language.

  2. Mathematics.

  3. Arabic as First Language.

  4. Biology.

  5. Chemistry.

  6. Physics.

  7. Computer Science

  8. Business Studies.

  9. Economics

  10. Arts & Designs.


IGCSE students sit in for the school exams at the end of each semester and the May-June CIE Cambridge IGCSE at the end of grade 10


Benefits of Cambridge IGCSE

–     IGCSE learners at Al Rawabi are challenged to expand academic knowledge with breadth and depth, while developing IGCSE learners’ attributes.

–     Many universities in the UK, Europe and North America in the absence of IB Diploma or A-Level results, will take into account exceptional IGCSE results to offer university placements.

Admission Policy

Students willing to register for the IGCSE in grade 9 & 10 would be required to write a placement test. Details of the admission policy can be found in the links below


AL RAWABI PRIVATE SCHOOL was established in 1997 with 25 Kindergarten students in a small villa in Grnata, Kingdom of Bahrain. Today, AL RAWABI PRIVATE SCHOOL provides high quality education at an affordable cost for nearly two thousand students. We believe that the aim of education should be to promote a balanced development of the mental, emotional, physical, social, moral and spiritual aspects of our children.