Secondary School Curriculum


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. Starting from a foundation of core subjects, it is easy to add breadth and cross-curricular perspectives. Encouraging learners to engage with a variety of subjects, and make connections between them, is a fundamental approach. Cambridge IGCSE, for Year 8 to 9 at DIS, offers a flexible and stimulating curriculum, supported with excellent resources and training. For learners, Cambridge IGCSE helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. It is the perfect springboard to advanced study. The Cambridge IGCSE subjects that are offered at DIS are Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography, and Business Studies. Cambridge IGCSE develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in: Subject content Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as unfamiliar situations Intellectual enquiry Flexibility and responsiveness to change Working and communicating in English Influencing outcomes Cultural awareness Cambridge International AS & A Level, for Year 10 to 11, develops learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills in: In-depth subject content Independent thinking Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations Handling and evaluating different types of information source Thinking logically and presenting ordered and coherent arguments Making judgements, recommendations and decisions Presenting reasoned explanations, understanding implications and communicating them logically and clearly Working and communicating in English The Cambridge International AS & A Level subjects that are offered at DIS are Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography, and Business Studies. Cambridge International A Level is typically a two-year course, and Cambridge International AS Level is typically one year. Some subjects can be started as a Cambridge International AS Level and extended to a Cambridge International A Level.