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Cambridge IGCSE Programme
The Curriculum for the IGCSE Programme at SVKM International?

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a two-year course of study available to students at SVKM International School in classes IX and X. SVKM International School received 'Cambridge International Centre' status in 2007.

The IGCSE Class VIII at SVKM International School serves as a preparatory year designed to meaningfully progress to the courses of study in IGCSE classes IX and X.

In addition, students must also choose from a range of sporting and non-sporting activities. Such co-curricular experiences encourage them to develop a well-rounded personality.


Subjects in IGCSE Classes IX and X
First Language - English
Foreign Language – French/ Spanish/ Hindi
(Humanities &
Social Sciences)
Economics, Environmental Management, English Literature, Global Perspectives
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business Studies
(Creative, Technical & Vocational)
Art & Design, ICT, Business Studies, Environmental Management

At SVKM International School, students in classes IX and X will normally select a total of eight subjects. They will all study First Language English and either French or Hindi from Group 1; Mathematics from Group 4; and one subject from each of Groups 2, 3 and 5. This totals eight subjects. They will, as well, select two further subjects from Groups 2, 3 and 5. However, a student may take a minimum of eight subjects, in exceptional circumstances.

All students qualify for the ICE (International Certificate of Education) Award as long as they select subjects from all five groups. The ICE is an additional award, in recognition of their quest for knowledge and the breadth of subjects studied. The ICE Group Award grading scheme gives a:


  • Distinction to students who receive grade A in 5 subjects and grade C or above
  • Merit to students who receive grade B or above in 5 subjects and grade G or above in two subjects.
  • Pass to students who receive grade G or above in 5 subjects.