Cambridge International Qualifications
Since 2009, Wentworth College has been successfully teaching the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) programme. This is a nationally and internationally recognised academic syllabus covering a wide range of subjects.
CAIE is the world’s largest provider of international qualifications for secondary school students. Every year millions of students are entered for CAIE examinations in over 150 different countries. The curriculum is international and does not simply demand recalled knowledge; instead, it emphasises the acquisition of critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Years 10 & 11 – Cambridge IGCSE
Cambridge IGCSE develops successful learners through a skills-based approach to teaching and assessing. At Wentworth College, these courses are usually taught over two years – Years 10 and 11 – which allows students to study a range of subjects and at great depth. However, students can enter the programme in Year 11 on enrolment and are then given assistance in catching up with the content of their different courses.
Students usually sit examinations in 7 subjects.
Compulsory for Wentworth Students – IGCSE English Literature, IGCSE Mathematics (Core or Extended), and IGCSE Co-ordinated Sciences (a double award).
Students then select a further 3 subjects from the list below as well as enjoying periods for general Physical Education and Health.
- IGCSE ESOL (if any of the compulsory subjects are not suitable)
- IGCSE Art and Design – Graphics
- IGCSE Art and Design – Painting
- IGCSE Art and Design – Photography
- IGCSE Art and Design – Textiles
- IGCSE Computer Science
- IGCSE Design Technology
- IGCSE Economics
- IGCSE French
- IGCSE Geography
- IGCSE History
- IGCSE Music
- IGCSE Physical Education (an academic course separate from general Physcial Education)
- IGCSE Spanish
The Extended level enables students to score grades of A*, A, B, C, D, E
Core level means students sit easier papers and can only be awarded grades C, D, E, F or G.
The Grade G is a minimum level of satisfactory performance at IGCSE.
Students failing to achieve a satisfactory level receive a U – Ungraded.