Cambridge IGCSE Co-ordinated Sciences gives learners the opportunity to study biology, chemistry and physics within a scientifically coherent syllabus and is accepted by universities and employers as proof of essential knowledge and ability. As well as a subject focus, the Cambridge IGCSE Co-ordinated Sciences syllabus encourages learners to develop a better understanding of the technological world, with an informed interest in scientific matters. It allows learners to recognise the usefulness (and limitations) of scientific method, and how to apply this to other disciplines and in everyday life. IGCSE Science enable learners to appreciate that science is subject to social, economic, technological, ethical and cultural influences and limitations and that the applications of science may be both beneficial and detrimental to the individual, the community and the environment.
At SIH the IGCSE Science curriculum focuses on 3 main areas, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Cambridge IGCSE Science is assessed via three components. All candidates take three papers.
Candidates who follow the Core curriculum take Papers 1, 3 and can choose either paper 5 or 6 and are eligible for grades C to G.
Candidates who follow the Extended curriculum take Papers 2, 4 and can choose either paper 5 or 6 and are eligible for grades A* to E. All papers are externally assessed.