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Cambridge IGCSE

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Lifelong learning is the cornerstone of all academic planning and activities at NWS. With this interest, we are delighted to introduce the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), described as "the world’s most popular international qualification" for 14 to 16-year-olds.


Cambridge IGCSE develops learners’ understanding and skills in:


  • Subject Content

  • Knowledge Application

  • Understanding Situations

  • Intellectual Enquiry

  • Flexibility and Responsiveness to Change

  • Working and Communicating in English

  • Influencing Outcomes

  • Cultural Awareness


IGCSE is a 2-year programme for grades 9 and 10 offered by Cambridge Assessment International Education.


With IGCSE, Cambridge aims to raise confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, and engaged learners by offering a flexible and stimulating curriculum supported by excellent resources and training. It further encourages teachers and students to develop their international outlook while retaining local relevance. Additionally, students benefit from IGCSE as:


More Ways to Learn, More Ways to Succeed

Offering curriculum breadth and balance, it gives students more options than any other international qualification!

Versatile Routes and Personalisation

The Cambridge IGCSE curriculum offers a variety of routes for learners with a wide range of abilities, including those whose first language is not English. Besides, schools can build a programme around their specific needs.

Connect and Collaborate

Learners are encouraged to engage with a variety of subjects and make connections between them. It helps improve performance by developing creative thinking, enquiry and problem-solving skills, making it a perfect springboard to advanced study.

Additional key features for Cambridge IGCSE

  • An academically rigorous, internationally used and specialised English curriculum for 14 to 16 years old.

  • Prepares students for life – helping them to develop an informed curiosity and lasting passion for learning.

  • The programmes stretch, challenge and inspire students of all abilities.

  • Develops deep subject knowledge, conceptual understanding, and higher-order thinking skills.

  • Provides an interactive, stimulating environment and makes learning a fun activity.

  • Includes flexible programmes that enable teachers to use examples from local contexts and cultures.

  • Develops skills in creative thinking, inquiry, and problem-solving.

  • Emphasises application-based questioning and encourages independent research and critical thinking.

Cambridge Qualification Recognition in India


The Association of Indian Universities, the organisation that awards equivalence to foreign degrees in India, has granted equivalence to Cambridge International A Levels and Cambridge IGCSE. This ensures smooth progression for Cambridge students who choose to study at universities in India. Click here to find out which universities in India recognise Cambridge qualifications.


Q: How do I enrol my child for the Cambridge IGCSE Programme?

A: You may apply online or visit the school.


Q: How will my child benefit from the IGCSE Programme?

A: With IGCSE, Cambridge aims to raise confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, and engaged learners by offering a flexible and stimulating curriculum supported by excellent resources and training.


Q: Is the IGCSE curriculum accepted at the top universities in India and around the world?

A: Yes, Cambridge students can attain admission to the world’s best universities – in India, the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, and beyond!


Q: How many subjects will my child have to choose in total for IGCSE?

A: The curriculum will include six to eight subjects, taking account of students' interests and aspirations.


Q: Do Cambridge students have separate classrooms and different teachers?

A: Cambridge classrooms are separate from other curriculums offered at NWS. All teachers are highly trained and teach across curriculums.


Q: For which classes does Nehru World School offer the Cambridge programmes?

A: With the inclusion of Cambridge IGCSE, Nehru World School now has a Cambridge curriculum from grades 1 to 9.


With its wide range of courses and combinations, IGCSE aims to develop an analytical mind, allowing students to solve real-world problems, which further guides them to carve a niche in business, medicine, technology, education and numerous industries.


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