What is Pre-International GCSE?

The Pre-International GCSE is an online programme developed for 12-14 year olds that provides a knowledge base for the academically rigorous International GCSEs. The programme is specifically designed for CGA by our teachers based on Pearson’s iLowerSecondary curriculum. There are two stages in the programme with Stage 1 serving as a foundation for Stage 2. Formative assessments prepare students for an internal examination at the end of the course.


The International GCSE classes course is suitable for students 12-14 years old. In some countries students divide studies over two years.


The Pre-IG courses can be taken as a full-time or part-time option along with other subjects. Students can also take a combination of levels at CGA.


Each stage of the Pre-IG course is a one-year class with an internal examination at the end of the course.

Basis of what you will learn in Pre-IG Science

This course is ideal for students to get a 'taster' of each of the three disciplines (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and to help them choose which subject(s) to do for their International GCSE. Biology will talk about the nature of living organisms, while Chemistry will look at the different principles. In Physics students will explore forces and motion, waves, energy resources, magnetism as well as astrophysics.


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Meet your educator

Jonathan Beaver

Prior to joining CGA, Jonathan was Academic Coordinator and Physics teacher for nine years at Wellington International School in Dubai. He has also taught at Muscat International School in Oman, the British International School in Istanbul for 2 years and a range of schools in New Zealand. He believes in using a variety of media for teaching and learning, as well as in the importance of physical education and extracurricular activities.

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