The IGCSE course of CAIE (Cambridge Assessment International Education) is implemented in conjunction with the Pudong Campus. SUIS students who undertake the IGCSE programme of learning are recognised internationally for their problem-solving abilities, research skills, and their capability to work both independently and collaboratively. Students in our school are required to study 8-9 subjects and sit in the examinations.
For students who wish to enter the International Programme in the spring semester, we offer a 3.5 year Programme. Students will begin with a semester of intensive IGCSE study, with compulsory ESL/EFL, Maths, Sciences (2 out of 3), plus 2 electives, as well as intensive English study. In the second year, they will continue with IGCSE2 with the addition of IGCSE Chinese, and will sit the external exams in 7 IGCSE subjects in that year.
Pre-A Level Courses
This pathway is in principle available to Grade10 new recruits who have not had an approved KS4 qualification (IGCSE/MYP or equivalents) for direct entry to A Levels. Students will be taught the essentials IGCSE content in English, Mathematics, Science (2 out of 3), plus a subject that they may wish to study in depth at A Level, and learn the core knowledge and content of the five IGCSE subjects. Student will sit IGCSE English as a second language to acquire the literacy requirement for universities, whilst the remaining subjects will be assessed internally.
A Level Courses
Our school follows the A Level course officially certified by CAIE (Cambridge Assessment International Education) and Pearson Edexcel. Cambridge University’s International AS & A Level certificate is recognised by 195 countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States (including Ivy League universities), Europe, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, and most of the world’s top universities. Students are required to choose 4 subjects for AS levels.