Cambridge International Curriculum

International curriculum

Challenging and inspiring students worldwide

The Cambridge international curriculum sets a global standard for education, and is recognised by universities and employers worldwide. Our curriculum is flexible, challenging and inspiring, culturally sensitive yet international in approach. Cambridge students develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. They also gain the essential skills they need for success at university and in their future careers.

Footprints International School offers courses from Lower Secondary Checkpoint, to Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge AS & A Level.

Cambridge Lower Secondary

Cambridge Lower Secondary is typically for learners aged 11 to 14 years (Grades 6-8). It develops skills and understanding in English, mathematics, science for the first three years of secondary education. It combines a world-class curriculum, high-quality support integrated assessment.

Footprints International School uses Cambridge Lower Secondary Progression Tests. This assessment provides an international benchmark of student achievement, helping teachers to identify learners’ strengths and weaknesses and give advice on progression routes.


English (1111):  develops learners’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English.

Mathematics (1112): explores six content areas: number, algebra, geometry, measure, handling data and problem solving.

Science (1113): covers four content areas: scientific enquiry, biology, chemistry and physics. Scientific enquiry is about considering ideas, evaluating evidence, planning investigative work, and recording and analysing data.

Cambridge IGCSE

Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds (Grades 9-10). It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success. Developed over 30 years ago, it is tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide. We align the standards of Cambridge IGCSE with the GCSE qualification taken in England.For learners, Cambridge IGCSE helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. It is the perfect springboard to advanced study.


Cambridge IGCSE English – First Language (0500): develop the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively when speaking and writing, use a wide range of vocabulary, and the correct grammar, spelling and punctuation, develop a personal style and an awareness of the audience being addressed.

Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics (0580):  encourages the development of mathematical knowledge as a key life skill and aims to build learners’ confidence by helping them develop competence and fluency with mathematical concepts, methods and skills, as well as a feel for numbers, patterns and relationships.

Cambridge IGCSE Sciences – Co-ordinated (Double) (0654):  Learners gain an understanding of the basic principles of each subject through a mix of theoretical and practical studies, while also developing an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study.

Cambridge IGCSE History (0470): Learners develop an understanding of the nature of cause and effect, continuity and change, similarity and difference and find out how to use and understand historical evidence as part of their studies. Cambridge IGCSE History will stimulate any learner already interested in the past, providing a basis for further study, and also encouraging a lifelong interest in the subject.


Cambridge International AS & A Levels

The syllabuses prepare learners for university study, which is why universities worldwide value and recognise Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications. Cambridge International A Level is typically a two-year course, and Cambridge International AS Level is typically one year. Cambridge International AS & A Level examination series are held twice a year, in June and November.



Cambridge International AS and A Level English Language (9093): Provides learners with the opportunity to study English language and its use in communication. Learners will be encouraged to respond critically to a wide variety of texts in a range of forms, styles and contexts, and to promote skills of communication, reading, research and analysis.

Cambridge International AS and A Level Mathematics (9709): AS and A level: Pure Mathematics and Probability & Statistics, develops a set of transferable skills. These include the skill of working with mathematical information, as well as the ability to think logically and independently, consider accuracy, model situations mathematically, analyse results and reflect on findings.

Cambridge International AS and A Level Chemistry (9701)

Cambridge International AS and A Level Physics (9702)

Cambridge International AS and A Level Biology (9700)

Includes the main theoretical concepts which are fundamental to the subject, a section on some current applications of Chemistry, Physics and Biology and a strong emphasis on advanced practical skills. Practical skills are assessed in a timetabled practical examination. The emphasis throughout is on the understanding of concepts and the application of Chemistry, Physics and Biology ideas in novel contexts as well as on the acquisition of knowledge. The course encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills which are transferable to any future career path.

Cambridge International AS and A Level History (9489): The emphasis is again on both historical knowledge and on the skills required for historical research. Learners develop an understanding of cause and effect, continuity and change, similarity and difference, and use historical evidence as part of their studies. Both at AS and A Level learners can select from topics on European, American or International history.


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