National Curriculum
IGCSE Cambridge International Examinations

Students follow the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) at this Key Stage. These programmes are academically rigorous, are assessed both externally and internally, and incorporate the most up to date subject content. The IGCSE is recognised by universities and institutes of higher education around the world. It is equivalent in standard to the UK GCSE and Cambridge International GCE O Level examinations. It is also an excellent lead-in to the IB Programme which our student will follow in Years 12 and 13.

TBSC offers a wide range of subjects, including English, Spanish, Mathematics, Geography, History, Business Studies, Art, Drama, ICT, French, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and PE.

For more in depth information, visit the CIE

How do we assess our students?

At Key Stage 4, students are awarded an IGCSE grade (A* - G) each term. These grades are based on the work covered so far in the course and will reflect the IGCSE grade descriptors (these can be found in each subject syllabus).

We also value the hard work that our students put into their work, as well as their attitude to learning in general. At the end of each term, students are graded in each subject against five criteria;

  • Responsible for own learning
  • Uses class time productively
  • Works cooperatively
  • Completes tasks by the due date and in the appropriate format
  • Actively participates

Activities and trips

Throughout Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11), the curriculum is enhanced with visits to a nearby orphanage, local school, a religious symbol (e.g. mosque) and various other destinations. During Enrichment Week students are provided with various choices to travel outside Venezuela. We have visited France, Canada, Peru, Colombia and many others! At the end of Year 11, students must take part in a two week work experience programme.