Cambridge Upper Secondary is typically for learners aged 14 to 16 years. It offers learners Cambridge IGCSE.

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 provide broad and balanced study across a wide range of subjects, using learner-centred and enquiry-based approaches to learning.

Classroom support

We provide full support for Cambridge Upper Secondary teachers, including a secure support website, teacher guides, training and resources.


Learners take internationally recognised Cambridge IGCSE or Cambridge O Level qualifications at the end of Cambridge Upper Secondary.


Our seminars and training courses bring Cambridge schools together. Teachers can also share ideas on our secure Teacher Support site.


Cambridge IGCSE

Wherever in the world your students want to go, help them get there with Cambridge IGCSE.

We created Cambridge IGCSE more than 30 years ago. Today, it’s the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. Not only is it truly international – it gives students more options than any other international qualification. That means more subjects to choose from, more ways to learn and more ways to succeed.

We align the standards of Cambridge IGCSE with the GCSE qualification taken in England. Learn more (PDF, 153KB)


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.