Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) (12 & 24 months)

Course Information:

The Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success.

Touchstone International Institute has specially designed an effective Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) programme to prepare both local and international students for the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination administered by Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). Through our customised and intensive programme, students will be equipped with knowledge and skills needed to meet the standards for passing the IGCSE examination. The aim is to ensure that students eventually gain their university degrees that will aid their entry into the working world.

The subjects that are taught follow CAIE’s IGCSE syllabuses closely.

Programmes Offered:

  • Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) (12 months)
  • Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) (24 months)

Modules Offered (Student may choose up to a maximum of 6 modules):

Core module:

  • First Language English
  • Mathematics

Elective module:

  • Additional Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Physical Science (Chemistry/Physics)
  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Chinese – Second Language

Course Duration:

  • Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) (12 months) – 12 months, 5 weekdays, 6 hours daily
  • Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) (24 months) – 24 months, 5 weekdays, 6 hours daily

Course Admission Requirements:

CourseAge requirementAcademic requirementLanguage requirement
Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) (12 months)15Completed 9 years of educationAchieve 50% or more for Touchstone International Institute Lower Secondary English Placement Test
Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) (24 months)14Completed 8 years of educationAchieve 50% or more for Touchstone International Institute Lower Secondary English Placement Test

Course Commencement Period:

At the beginning of every month. Students commencing their course after August may only be registered for the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination in the following year.

Mode of Delivery

Face-to-face classroom lesson and Blended Mode

Mode of Assessment

Internal Assessment
Quarterly Assessment Tests will be conducted for all modules indicated above.


External Assessment

Student can register for the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination conducted in June annually.

Course Completion

Students may take the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination.

Requirement for Course Completion

Students must achieve at least 90% attendance and not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason

Type of Qualification

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) certificate awarded by university of Cambridge International Examinations after successful completion of the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations.

The 3 (three) types of fee chargeable by TSI are:

Application Fee
A one-time application fee is non – refundable.
Payment modes: Cash, cheque, remittance/telegraphic transfer, bank draft, cashier’s order.
Payable to: Touchstone International Institute Pte Ltd.

Course Fees
The Council for Private Education (CPE) has regulatory provisions and requirements to protect course fees that are payable by students who are enrolled in a private education institution (PEI).
TSI subscribes to these regulatory provisions and requirements in its collection of fees from full-time students. Click here to find out more about CPE fee collection regulatory provisions and requirements.
Fee collection schedule is as indicated in individual student’s contract

The course fee is refundable and will be subjected to TSI refund policy.
Payment modes: Remittance/telegraphic transfer, bank draft, cashier’s order or cheque

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Miscellaneous Fees
(not all items are applicable for all students)
Payment modes: Cash, cheque
Note : Miscellaneous fee will not be protected under the Fee Protection Scheme.

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Students who wish to register for this course should also visitthe Committee for Private Education website for more information about choosing a PEI and advisory note to students.