When eventually launched, the International GCSE curriculum will involve a three to five-year programme beginning from either Year 7, 8 or 9, and the examination Years 10 and 11. The programme runs from September each year, with final exams in May/June of year 11. Boys may also opt for ‘A levels’ thereafter. The compulsory subjects are English and Mathematics, and a choice of at least 5 optional subjects.
Admission will require boys to meet minimum requirements in English and Mathematics, and satisfactory completion of necessary Stages of the International GCSE Curriculum. Boys on the 8-4-4 Curriculum may join the IGCSE programme in January after completion of Standard 7 as Year 8, or after Standard 8 as Year 9.
Edexcel’s International GCSE qualifications are currently available in 40 subjects to provide more choice to students wishing to study a variety of subjects. At Foothills, we aim to provide the following:
Art: Art and Design, Music
Business/finance: Accounting, Business Studies, Commerce, Economics
English: English Language, English Literature
Languages: French, Swahili
Humanities: Geography, History, Religious Studies
Mathematics: Maths – Further Pure, Mathematics A, Mathematics B
Science: Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Physics