Upper Secondary – IGCSE

Year 10 – Year 11 (14 – 16 years old)


The world-renowned Cambridge IGCSE education program, helps students to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in subject content and intellectual enquiry. Cambridge IGCSE has been designed for students worldwide, including those whose first language is not English.

Why choose IGCSE at HAIS?

At HAIS, we believe we are unparalleled in Central Vietnam when it comes to the breadth and quality of IGCSE education that we offer for our Year 10 and 11 classes leading into the 2020/2021 school year.  Our aim is to rival top International schools in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and with our targeted programme of study in Key Stage 4, we are on track to achieve this goal. 

Not only is HAIS offering the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 -16 year olds, but we are doing so in a learning environment that is truly suited to the development of the child as a whole.

IGCSE Subjects at HAIS

Students at HAIS will study up to eight IGCSE subjects credits, including optional Art and Design, for a total of nine IGCSE subjects (Coordinated Science is worth two credits).

The full list of IGCSE subjects currently being offered at HAIS are:

  • English as a First Language
  • English as a Second Language
  • English Literature 
  • Mathematics
  • (ICT) Information and Communication Technology
  • Coordinated Science (2 credits)
  • Global Perspectives 
  • Enterprise 
  • Art and Design (optional)

In addition to our examined IGCSE subjects, students will participate in PE and Music lessons as part of their weekly timetable.

Core Subjects

English First Language

English Literature

Co-ordinated Science


Global Perspectives


Specialist Subjects

Physical Education

Art and Design

Pathways to Future Study

Whilst HAIS utilises Cambridge International Curriculum to provide pathways to future studies, such as IGCSE and A-Levels, as an international curriculum, this curriculum is also designed to integrate into national curriculums worldwide. 

At HAIS, we offer a broad range of subjects which develop an extensive skill set in our learners. Our curriculum is designed to be internationally-minded, flexible, academically challenging and motivating. Our approach combines the development of knowledge and understanding with cultivating higher-order thinking skills. This approach leads to well-rounded learners who can integrate into studies in a variety of contexts. 

The transferable skills and extensive subject knowledge learners develop while studying at HAIS equips them with the foundational learning base needed to engage in any curriculum. As one of the most popular choices globally, the Cambridge International Curriculum used at HAIS provides a variety of routes to further study.

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