IGCSE

The Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. Recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, the Cambridge IGCSE is an international passport to progression and success. The Cambridge IGCSE is a rigorous and specialised curriculum that fosters high academic standards, together with an ability to put knowledge into practice. At DSB the Cambridge IGCSE programme is crafted to provide a sound basis for entry to higher-level study in the school’s International Baccalaureate (IB) programme.

Teachers at DSB believe in making school life enjoyable and rewarding. They are committed to providing a high level of pedagogical delivery in every sense. Every IGCSE teacher at DSB is trained to teach the subject under the guidance of Cambridge training programmes so that they can give our students the best possible preparation for these programmes and qualifications. Moreover, the regularly updated resource bank, library and use of technology in learning with teachers and students around the globe, make learning enjoyable and unique at DSB.

Why DSB?

DSB is a truly international school in the heart and hub of Mumbai city, providing students with a unique educational experience. We believe in preparing students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. With a flexible approach provided by the Cambridge International Curriculum and our unique Approaches to Teaching and Learning (ATLs), DSB shapes the way students learn, helping them to discover new abilities and a larger world.

A striking feature of studying the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum at DSB involves the large range of subjects we offer.

‘Studying IGCSE subjects at DSB has introduced me to different cultures and traditions; not only through my studies but also through the people I met here. It has ignited a new passion in me helping me discover my strengths.’ Lefika Masonya - Cambridge IGCSE, DSB Grade 10 student.

Cambridge IGCSE at DSB

DSB offers 20 subjects at the IGCSE level, of which students follow 10 subjects over the course period of two years (Grades 9 and 10). We believe in preparing students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. With a flexible approach provided by the Cambridge International Curriculum and our unique Approaches to Teaching and Learning (ATLs), DSB shapes the way students learn, helping them to discover new abilities and a larger world.

The subject choices are as follows:

  • English (Language, World Literature, and English as a Second Language)
  • French (as a First and as a Second language)
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Global Perspectives
  • Biology
  • German (as a First and as a Second language)
  • Hindi (as a Second language)
  • Physical Education
  • Design and Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Art and Design
  • Music

Along with these subjects, students are also required to take PSHE (Physical, Social and Health Education) and core PE lessons.

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