- confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others
- responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others
- reflective and developing their ability to learn
- innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
- engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference
IGCSE Program Curriculum
The curriculum offered at the IGCSE level is a unique combination of nine subjects to be learnt over two years in Grade 9 and 10.
We offer five compulsory subjects:
- First Language English
- Literature English
- International Mathematics, and
- Coordinated Science which is a double award course
Students can choose four optional subjects from a list of fourteen. These choices have been thoughtfully curated from five different groups offered by Cambridge IGCSE. These subject choices allow our learners at B.D. to qualify for the ICE award, which recognises the academic achievement of students who pass examinations in at least seven subjects from five different subject groups, including two different languages.
- Additional Math
- Computer Science
- Business Studies
- Global Perspectives
- Environmental Management
The approaches to teaching and learning each subject are aligned to foster a spirit of inquiry among our students. The syllabus content allows us to design several engaging activities for students that help them develop problem-solving and creative thinking skills. There is a good measure of interdisciplinary connections which students and teachers establish through group activities such as debates, exhibitions and Harkness discussions on different topics.
Each academic year is divided into four quarters, during which student understanding is assessed through formative and summative assessments. The two years of the IGCSE program at our school strengthen the foundation for our students to develop their conceptual understanding, critical thinking skills, collaboration and communication skills. This in turn prepares them to smoothly transition into IBDP and sustain their love for learning.