At upper secondary level, students will undertake the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)IGCSE syllabus (Years 10 & 11), a two-year course, taught by experienced international teachers, leading to external examinations. The Edexcel GCSE syllabi is followed by Japanese only.
While conducted in school, these examinations are marked externally in the United Kingdom. The IGCSE is globally recognised as an excellent foundation for study at higher level, including the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Uplands is proud of its record at IGCSE, consistently obtaining results clearly above the global average.
Approximate homework load per day, by year group:
Years 10 &11: 3 subjects x 40 min: total time = 2 hours + revision on weekends.
Subjects taken in Years 10 and 11: IGCSE/GCSE
English / English as a Second Language CIE IGCSE
Co-ordinated Science, CIE IGCSE
Mathematics (including Additional Mathematics) CIE IGCSE
Physical Education (non-examined)
Students must select 7 subjects from a grid which is based on a survey of students’ subject preferences. Subject groupings on this grid vary from year to year.
- Malay CIE IGCSE
- Spanish CIE IGCSE
- French CIE IGCSE
- German CIE IGCSE
- Mandarin CIE IGCSE Foreign Language
- Japanese Edexcel GCSE
First Language Options are examined by CIE at IGCSE level.
Economics CIE IGCSE
Geography CIE IGCSE
History CIE IGCSE
Art CIE IGCSE
Drama CIE IGCSE
Music CIE IGCSE
Media Studies GCSE
Information Technology IGCSE
Physical Education Edexcel GCSE (examined)
* Students who hold a Malaysian passport must take Malay CIE IGCSE