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International GCSE qualifications

(Ages 14-16)

Upper school comprises Years 10 and 11. During these two critical years, students study and pass their International GCSE qualifications. International GCSEs are highly respected, stand-alone qualifications and are a passport for progression to A Levels and ultimately to University.

Upper school students can choose the subjects they wish to study but should bear in mind that A Levels require a top grade in the same subject at International GCSE. So if you need to study Biology, Maths and Psychology at A Level because that is what you need to enter University, then you need to study these same three subjects at International GCSE level too. Students can only study A Levels in subjects they have already studied and attained a B grade in at International GCSE level.

Also, students can choose the number of International GCSEs they wish to study. However, students should not choose too few subjects because they may require an A Level to enter University and if they haven’t studied it at International GCSE level then they won’t be able to study the subject at A Level. Students change their mind about what they want to study at University all the time and so the broadest selection of International GCSEs affords the greatest scope for future directions.

Study-Cambridge-Online students typically attain between a half and one whole grade higher than their peers in most other schools at International GCSE. This is because our students have many advantages including; superior qualified teachers, small class sizes, interactive classrooms free of distractions and bullying, minute by minute reporting available to parents for monitoring performance and grades and unrivalled accessibility to teachers.


The International GCSE Business Studies syllabus is designed to develop an awareness and understanding of the business world around them. This highly valued qualification will evidence both students’ understanding of key theoretical principles and practical skills useful in public and private business contexts.

The International GCSE Business Studies syllabus enables students to progress on to AS/A Level and eventually university.


Teacher assessments are continuous during LIVE TAUGHT lessons, marking of coursework and assignments and summative tests.


Homework will be given at the end of each week, usually in the form of problems to solve, researching key concepts.


Parents have 24 /7 access to all of their children’s coursework. Additionally the school holds 3 parent consultations per year – one each term.

Course Outline

This International GCSE is well-regarded among colleges and universities as it is well-rounded allowing learners to have a grasp of key topics giving a firm basis from which to springboard into A-level and beyond.

Practical Sessions

CAIE are amongst the top awarding bodies for science education throughout the world

Cambridge believe that if you wish to embark on a career in the scientific industry, good practical skills are a must and many universities insist that practical skills have been assessed during examinations as well as theoretical skills. Evidence of practical science skills will also ensure that you are in the best possible position to apply to the most distinguished of institutions and improve your career opportunities.

Study Online Cambridge provides the facility of class experiments at our own campus. It gives students direct experience of physical phenomena. Just as important, they allow students to practice being scientists: discussing, developing hypotheses, designing experiments, predicting outcomes and returning to fresh hypotheses and more experiments. They develop their powers of observation, thinking and problem-solving. Active learning follows the adage ‘hear and forget, see and remember, do and understand’.

Or students can opt Alternative to Practical, rather than the Practical Test Cambridge International expect educators to embed practical techniques and investigative work into their teaching. Students are expected to be familiar with a key set of practical during their course of study. To support this the course provides full guidance for a limited number of experimental investigations that can be carried out independently, with minimal equipment. Such experiments however MUST be supervised and performed in an appropriate laboratory setting. We ensure that this can be complied to give students the best possible preparation for their examinations. Guidance on equipment and safety can be found within the syllabus specification. If for any reason it is not possible for a student to do experimental work then alternative activities are provided within the course.

CAIE Examinations

Parents are responsible for arranging their child’s examinations at their local CAIE registered examination centre or with our school for sitting their written and practical examinations as we are registered with Cambridge international examinations. Study-Cambridge-Online students’ study from every part of the globe and so it is not practical for the school to offer a single venue to sit examinations.

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