The Senior School section of Ibadan International School follows the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
curriculum which has been developed by the University of Cambridge Examinations Board in collaboration with
international schools. The IGCSE is based on the English National Curriculum GCSE model, but is tailored to international students’ needs.
The Checkpoint examinations, taken in Senior School Year 2, and the IGCSE examinations, taken in Senior School Year 4, position our students for access to institutions of higher learning, both nationally and internationally.
In addition to gaining extensive knowledge of global issues through our International Curriculum, we also work in close partnership with our local community to ensure that our students are given opportunities to apply their knowledge to local and national issues.
We believe in developing well-rounded, mature and independent students who are equipped to face whatever challenges they may face ahead.
The guiding principle of IGCSE is that students are rewarded for positive achievement - what they know, understand and can do - rather than penalised for an accumulation of errors. The curriculum encourages not just the acquisition of knowledge, but also:>The development of oral and practical skills
>An investigative approach
>The use of initiative to solve problems
>Application of skills, knowledge and understanding
>The ability to undertake individual projects and to work as part of a team.
IGCSE - Benefits for Students
>IGCSE is a high profile qualification with an excellent reputation
>IGCSE provides a foundation for higher level courses, such as GCE A and AS Levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the Advanced Certificate of International Education (ACIE) Diploma and the North American Advanced Placement programme
>Study and examination at IGCSE provide a broad knowledge base and learning skills that are excellent preparation for employment
>IGCSE is recognised as a reliable record of attainment which counts towards entry to universities and colleges around the world
>IGCSE offers a flexible course of study that gives teachers and candidates the potential to tailor the curriculum appropriately for them
>By studying a broad selection of IGCSE subjects, students can benefit from the additional award of the Certificate of International Education (CIE)