International General Certificate of Secondary Education

What is the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)?

Solitaire Global Schools offers Cambridge IGCSE which is the most sought-after international qualification for children of ages 14 to 16 years. It is recognised by many top universities and employers around the world and it serves as an international licence for progression and success. The course was developed over 25 years ago, and it has been tried, tested and trusted by international schools in India and also worldwide.


The Cambridge IGCSE curriculum offers various methods for learners with diverse abilities, including those whose first language is not English. It helps international schools in India to build a curriculum around their special needs. In IGCSE schools in Hyderabad, it is easy to add cross-curricular perspectives to it while keeping the foundation of core subjects intact. The main approach is to encourage learners to engage with a variety of subjects and make connections between them.

Cambridge IGCSE schools in Hyderabad help learners to improve performance by developing and honing creative thinking, enquiry and problem-solving capabilities. There are over 70 subjects available at Cambridge IGCSE including 30 languages.

IGCSE schools in Hyderabad can offer them in any combination of their choice. Cambridge IGCSE imparts knowledge, heeds comprehension, imbues skills in the following:

  • Subject content
  • Applying knowledge and understanding to unknown situations
  • Intellectual enquiry
  • Flexibility and responsiveness to change
  • Working and communicating in English
  • Influencing outcomes
  • Cultural awareness

International schools in India such as Solitaire Global Schools and other schools worldwide have been involved in the development of Cambridge IGCSE. The syllabuses are global in outlook but retain a local relevance. They have been created specifically for an international student body and to avoid cultural bias.

IGCSE schools in Hyderabad provide a broad study programme by drawing subjects from 5 areas:

  • Languages
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Creative, Technical and Vocational

A student who takes examinations in a minimum of 5 subjects qualifies for the IGCSE certificate. The CIE awards the ICE Certification (International Certificate of Education) for the recommended combination of subjects in the IGCSE examinations. At Solitaire Global Schools and other international schools in Hyderabad, all students are required to prepare for this certification.


Our teachers at Solitaire Global Schools, have rich experience having taught at leading International schools in India and across the world. At SGS we have over 200 teachers, with a teacher-student ratio of 1:30, every child enjoys individualized attention at our IGCSE school in Hyderabad.

Assessments & Grading

The Cambridge IGCSE assessment takes place at the end of the course and can include written, oral, coursework and practical assessments. Grades are benchmarked using eight internationally recognised grades, A* to G. Solitaire Global Schools offers Cambridge IGCSE (exams at the end of Grade 10) and AS & A Levels (exams at the end of Grades 11 & 12). As one of the best international schools in Hyderabad – Solitaire Global Schools, we provide holistic education to students encompassing different spheres of learning that helps them nurture the leader within. The greatest strengths of the school spring from the quality of human relationships throughout the community and the sense of companionship that these engender.

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