International General Certificate of Secondary Education

Cambridge Upper Secondary is typically for learners aged 14 to 16 years. It offers learners two routes: Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge O Level.

Cambridge Upper Secondary builds on the foundations of Cambridge Lower Secondary, although learners do not need to complete that stage before this one.

Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16-year-olds. 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.


Cambridge IGCSE offers a flexible curriculum, with a choice of over 70 subjects in any combination.

Classroom support

Schools can draw on a wealth of teaching and learning resources and training for Cambridge IGCSE.


Assessment takes place at the end of the course and includes written, oral, coursework and practical assessment.


Leading universities and employers worldwide accept Cambridge IGCSE as evidence of academic ability.