Cambridge syllabus material and other resources are listed in our Publications Catalogue.
Cambridge ICE is the group award of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and requires the study of subjects drawn from the five different IGCSE subject groups. It gives schools the opportunity to benefit from offering a broad and balanced curriculum by recognising the achievements of students who pass examinations in at least seven subjects, including two languages, and one subject from each of the other subject groups.
The Cambridge portfolio of IGCSE qualifications provides a solid foundation for higher level courses such as GCE AS and A Levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma as well as excellent preparation for employment.
A wide range of IGCSE subjects is available and these are grouped into five curriculum areas, as follows:
Candidates hoping to gain the Cambridge ICE group award must enter and sit for at least seven subjects selected from the five IGCSE curriculum areas. The subjects selected must include two (different) languages from Group I (i.e. only one of First Language English and English as a Second Language may count towards Cambridge ICE) and one subject from each of Groups II, III, IV and V. The seventh subject can be taken from any of the five subject groups.
With our permission, subjects taken at GCE Ordinary Level may be counted towards Cambridge ICE certification. Such substitution will not be permitted if the proposed substitute subject is available as an IGCSE subject in the same session. Each such non-IGCSE subject will be assigned, by Cambridge, to a subject group and will become an adopted IGCSE subject as far as the Cambridge ICE is concerned. No candidate who has taken fewer than six IGCSE subjects will be awarded an ICE certificate. Cambridge Customer Services are able to provide guidance as to which O Levels can count towards the Cambridge ICE certificate.
Before teachers embark on a Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge International AS or A Level course, it is essential that they obtain the relevant syllabus booklet and that they study past papers and the reports that are produced by Cambridge examiners on those papers. Normally the June and November papers and reports for the previous two years will be available to teachers from Cambridge Publications. Single copies of such support materials and other useful documents are normally distributed to schools free of charge. Order Publications now.
Cambridge has a Curriculum and Teacher Support team, dedicated to equipping teachers with materials and skills to help them teach courses leading to Cambridge examinations and meet the needs of their students. For IGCSE this includes textbooks and other resources to support IGCSE syllabuses, online support, teacher training and professional development.