The IGCSE is a three-year program that is divided two into categories of subjects. Students take on their subjects at the Core or extended level based on a combination of the student’s past performance and the teacher’s discretion. Students who regularly achieve average grades and above are suggested to take extended courses where they may achieve grades from A* to E. Students who typically achieve grades on the lower spectrum are expected to take the CoreLevel where students may achieve grades C to G based on their performance, and therefore work on a lower spectrum and performance is capped at a Grade C while making it significantly easier to pass the course.
Your presence here suggests that your children have already made their choice of subjects. However, if this is not the case then it useful to note that universities appreciate diversity in the student’s choices. Students must choose between 5 and 14 courses at both extended and core levels.
The Cambridge ICE is a subgroup of the IGCSE curriculum and is relatively more rigorous. For this course, students must take 2 courses from Group 1 and 1 course each from Groups 2 to 5. The seventh subject can be freely chosen from the full curriculum irrespective of group. To achieve the Cambridge ICE, students must choose their subjects such that 5 subjects are taken at the extended level and 2 at the core level.
The groups are as follows:
Group 2:Humanities and Social Sciences
Group 5:Creative, Technical and Vocational
For more detailed information, please visit the Cambridge website:https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-upper- secondary/cambridge-igcse/
In addition to preparing students to score well on the IGCSE exams, we also understand how crucial this stage is in terms of identifying and making the right choices for the A – Levels, which play a significant role in university and program choice – all the way to their subsequent careers. We strongly believe that it is vital for the success of students to believe that they are making their own decisions. To help them through this process, we help the students realistically identify their talents and interests, along with the future prospects of their options. Once students have gained the ability to make an informed choice, we believe the path chosen by students themselves is the best to follow.
Given below is a sample of the kind of details we provide them with, in addition to personal handholding through the process of this crucial decision.https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/advice/a-level-choices/six-things-you-need-to-know-before-making-your-a-level-choices