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.
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 Programme (IBDP). Uplands is proud of its record at IGCSE, consistently obtaining results clearly above the global average.
Subjects offered in Years 10 and 11: IGCSE/GCSE
English / English as a Second Language CIE
Science (options include):
- Combined Science
Mathematics (including Additional Mathematics) CIE
Physical Education (non-examined)
Students must select 6 subjects from options designed based on students’ subject preferences. Subject offerings vary each
- Malay CIE IGCSE
- Spanish CIE IGCSE
- French CIE IGCSE
- German CIE IGCSE
- Mandarin CIE IGCSE Foreign Language
* First Language Options are examined by CIE at IGCSE level.
Physical Education Edexcel GCSE (examined)
* Students who hold a Malaysian passport must take Malay CIE IGCSE First Language.
Please see the IGCSE Handbook for subject and assessment overviews.