IGCSE

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IGCSE BOARDING SCHOOL COURSES

SCL International College offers 11 subjects for IGCSE at our campus in London

Our IGCSE Boarding School Experience offers internationally-recognised academic qualifications that open doors to opportunities to further education and ultimately to university. In addition to helping students gain formal qualifications, we aim to develop social skills, critical thinking, learner and personal independence, problem solving, and all the tools our alumni will need as they encounter challenges and opportunities.

A RANGE OF SUBJECTS FOR ALL INTERESTS

For many subjects there is a choice between Core and Extended Curricula, making IGCSEs suitable for a wide range of abilities, interests and strengths. Grades are benchmarked using internationally recognised standards and assessments can include examinations, coursework and practical assessments.

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Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language is designed for learners who already have a working knowledge of the language and who want to consolidate their understanding in order to progress in their academic or professional career. This course helps you achieve a level of practical communication ideal for everyday use, which can also form the basis for further, more in-depth language study.

English as a Second Language

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IGCSE Chemistry helps learners to understand the technological world in which they live and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. It provides an understanding of the importance Chemistry has in the modern world, exploring its role in industry and technology. Students develop a wide range of scientific skills and knowledge as the syllabus includes the basic principles and concepts that are fundamental to the subject, current applications of chemistry, and a strong emphasis on practical approaches.

Chemistry

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There are very few areas of life for which a good handle on mathematics is not useful or, indeed, essential. IGCSE Mathematics encourages the development of mathematical knowledge as a key life skill and as a strong basis for more advanced study.

The syllabus 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. Successful Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics students gain skills that will be of use for the rest of their lives. With their base of mathematical knowledge, they gain confidence in dealing with numbers and data, and develop their communication and reasoning skills.

Mathematics

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IGCSE Physics helps learners understand the world in which they live by studying the fundamental laws that can be applied to everything, from the smallest particle to the whole of the universe.

The syllabus gives a solid grounding in the basic principles and concepts of the subject and explores some current applications. There is a strong emphasis on practical skills. With guidance, students learn to assess data critically and to handle it with appropriate care whilst developing a logical approach to problem solving.

Physics

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IGCSE Biology explores the basic principles of the subject and gives a solid base on which to continue to further study. This course helps learners to understand the biological world in which they live and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments.

The syllabus includes the basic principles and concepts that are fundamental to the subject, some current applications of human biology, and a strong emphasis on practical skills. Accurate experimental work and lab techniques are taught and developed. A significant outcome of this programme is an interest and curiosity for all living organisms and systems.

Biology

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A double award, Cambridge IGCSE Co-ordinated Sciences gives candidates the opportunity to study biology, chemistry and physics within a scientifically coherent syllabus.

Candidates learn about 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. Students learn how science is studied and practised, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment. As well as focusing on the individual sciences, the syllabus enables candidates to better understand the technological world they live in and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments.

Co-ordinated Sciences

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Cambridge IGCSE History contextualises the most important factors of recent history and introduces students to the people, places and events that shape the world we live in today. The emphasis within the syllabus is as much on developing lifelong historical skills as on acquiring knowledge.

Successful candidates gain an interest in and enthusiasm for learning and understanding the past, coupled with an understanding of historical concepts such as cause and consequence, continuity and change, similarity and difference. As further citizens of the world, students need a greater understanding of international issues and inter-relationships; we build a better future by understanding the past. On a more general level, there is a focus on building and presenting clear, logical arguments, defending opinions and rational, open debate.

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IGCSE Geography encompasses Human and Physical Geography. Learners develop a ‘sense of place’ by looking at the world around them on a local, regional and global scale. A range of natural and man-made environments are examined, as are the processes which affect their development.

Students are encouraged to develop their own investigative research methods and to form opinions and reach conclusions as part of a team. They will also look at the ways in which people interact with their environment, and the opportunities and challenges an environment can present, thereby gaining a deeper insight into the different communities and cultures that exist around the world.

Geography

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IGCSE Business Studies fosters an understanding of business concepts and techniques across a range of different types of business and commercial endeavours. Students gain lifelong skills, including an understanding of different forms of organisations, the environments in which businesses operate, and functions such as marketing, operations and finance.

Students also gain an appreciation of the critical role of people in the success of businesses. Through a collaborative approach with a strong emphasis on group work, students gain a thorough understanding of the main principles of business and the commercial world.

Business Studies

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Individual tuition can be arranged to gain an IGCSE qualification in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Mandarin
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Modern Languages

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IGCSE Art & Design focuses on developing personal responses by facilitating growth in imagination, visual senses, conceptual thinking and analysis. Learners are supported in reaching a productive combination of creativity and technical ability. This course also develops awareness of the importance of visual art in the context of daily life and society as a whole.

Art & Design

OUR APPROACH

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Our team believes passionately in the quality of our school and the courses we offer. We have many years of experience in delivering engaging, results-driven courses and are very excited about the prospect of tailoring our programmes so that they meet the specific needs of every one of our students.

We run SCL International College with heart and soul, and we welcome you to a professional setting where everyone knows your name. It is a privilege to play a key role in advancing our young students' academic careers and we watch with pride as they develop into well-rounded, successful and happy individuals.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Hover or click on the icons below to find out what you need to enrol on our IGCSE Boarding School Experience course.

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1-year programme

Minimum age: 15

9 years of schooling

Junior entrance test

IELTS 5.0 or equivalent

Online interview required

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2-year programme

Minimum age: 14

8 years of schooling

Junior entrance test

IELTS 4.0 or equivalent

Online interview may be required

DISCOVER THE SCL EXPERIENCE

SCL International College offers an all-inclusive campus experience within a big city.

Everything you need is here in one place – from the classrooms to the studios and everything in between!

PASTORAL CARE

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Students’ safety, health and welfare are always our prime concern and inform everything we do. The essence of the SCL International College experience is that all students feel secure, supported, encouraged and appreciated.

We know our students very well, we understand them as young people and our passion is to help them achieve their aims. There is a systematic, efficient approach to safeguarding and welfare, with checks, cross-checks and constant monitoring. While the tutor is the first port of call for any academic or pastoral issues, each of us takes pride in always being approachable, receptive and helpful.

SCL INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE PASTORAL TEAM

Group Tutor

Constant point of reference for support and advice, and extra help with academics.

School Experience Manager

Always available to resolve any problems regarding tuition or accommodation.

Welfare Officer

Helps you with any personal or emotional needs you have. Always available for advice and support.

SPECIALIST SUPPORT FOR UNDER 16'S

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The safety and wellbeing of younger students is our utmost priority. Our safeguarding and special support for young learners includes:

  • Full supervision 24/7.
  • Welfare Counsellors, including some in student's own language.
  • Regular contact with students' parents upon request.
  • Full-board meals 7 days a week.
  • On-site shared residential accommodation with classmates.

CHECK OUT OUR COOL SCHOOL

Our Colindale campus is located in a modern area that provides a balance between quiet suburbia and lively London town. Popular with students from all over the world, our campus is conveniently sat next door to the Colindale tube station, providing easy access into Central London within 20 minutes. We are also surrounded by cafes, restaurants and supermarkets, as well as local parks such as Silkstream and Montrose Playing Fields. The Royal Air Force Museum is only a 15-minute walk away and it's even free to enter.

TOP NOTCH FACILITIES

Enjoy a mix of modern student accommodation in London, flexible working areas and inspiring social spaces. Our Colindale campus has secure key-card entry and 24/7 security, as well as large communal areas for activities where you can get to know students from all over the world. All of our bedrooms are ensuite and come with a kitchenette. Towels, linens, and kitchen utensils are included in your booking at no additional cost.

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Classrooms

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Studios

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Study Spaces

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Library

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Night Security

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Maintenance

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Sports

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