Senior School

Senior School at Sancta Maria International School follows the IGCSE/ICE (International General Certificate of Secondary Educationand/or International Certificate of Education) Programme, administered by the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). The Senior School curriculum at Sancta Maria International School consists of IGCSE and AS and A Level certifications.

Cambridge IGCSE

The Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is provided by the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), the world’s largest provider of international qualifications for 14–16 year old students. Cambridge IGCSE is recognised by universities and institutes of higher education around the world and is equivalent in standard to the UK GCSE and Cambridge International GCSE O Level examinations. Cambridge IGCSE provides a stimulating and flexible curriculum, thoroughly supported with exceptional resources and training. This gives students of all ability levels, the freedom to choose subjects that are right for them.

Academic Curriculum

Students may choose either Core and Extended Curriculum for English, Math and Science. The core curriculum is an overview of the subject and is suitable for students expected to achieve Grades C to G. The extended curriculum is like a specialization in that subject. It is more challenging and designed for students who are expected to achieve grades A* to C. Besides the five papers required for obtaining the IGCSE certificate, if students attempt and clear seven or more papers, they are awarded the International Certificate of Education (ICE), a group award of Cambridge IGCSE.

Choice of Subjects

Cambridge IGCSE includes over 70 subjects in five curriculum areas to cater to varying learning needs across countries. Cambridge Curriculum schools can offer them in a range of combinations. Sancta Maria International School offers the below mentioned subject combinations for the Cambridge IGCSE/ICE Curriculum.

Group 1 (Languages)Group 2 (Humanities and Social Sciences)Group 3 (Sciences)Group 4 (Mathematics)Group 5 (Creative and Professional)
English (as first language)Global Perspectives and Research (GP)PhysicsMathematicsBusiness Studies
Second Language (Hindi, French or Spanish)EconomicsChemistryAccounting
HistoryBiologyComputer Science
GeographyEnvironmental Management Art and Design
Environmental Management Physical Education (PE)

Please note that the above-mentioned subjects can be offered only if a minimum of three students opt for it.


Group 1 (Core)Group 2 (Mathematics and Sciences)Group 3 (Languages)Group 4 (Arts and Humanities)
Global Perspectives and ResearchMathematicsEnglishEconomics
BiologyBusiness Studies
Information TechnologyArt and Design

Note: Please note that the about mentioned subjects can be offered only if a minimum of three students opt for it.

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