The IGCSE Class 10 syllabus curated by the CAIE focuses on developing skills like creative thinking, enquiry & problem-solving among students. The syllabus is a blend of both practical and theoretical knowledge. The IGCSE Class 10 syllabus prepares students for further academic success and employment.
The IGCSE syllabus covers a wide range of subjects for Class 10 students. Each student needs to choose at least 10 subjects. The IGCSE syllabus for Class 10 is grouped into five categories:
Group 1 (Compulsory): First language English, Foreign language (French/Spanish) or Second language (Hindi)
Group 2 (Mandatory): World literature, global perspectives, Geography/History
Group 3 (Any 1): Physics, Chemistry, Biology (all 3) or coordinated sciences
Group 4: International Mathematics, Additional Mathematics (optional)
Group 5 (Creative, Technical & Vocational): Art & Design, Business Studies, Computer Science, Drama, Physical Education (optional)
In Class 10, students need to study English, French/Spanish or Hindi from Group 1, World literature & global perspectives from Group 2 & International Mathematics from Group 4. If they choose Physics, Chemistry & Biology from Group 3, they need to choose a subject from Group 2 (History/ Geography) and 5. Also, they can choose two subjects from Sciences and can opt for History or Geography.
Additionally, students can opt for various sporting and non-sporting activities.
Economics: Major topics covered in the IGCSE Economics syllabus are - microeconomics & macroeconomics, role of markets in allocating resources, causes of price changes, microeconomic decision makers, government & the macroeconomics, economic development & international trade & globalisation.
English Language: The IGCSE Class 10 syllabus covers several interesting topics that will help students to develop reading skills, writing skills, writing summaries, commenting on language techniques, directed writing, speaking & listening and composition writing.
Business Studies: Various topics like business aims & types of organisations, human resources, marketing, finance, operations management & external influences on businesses are covered in the IGCSE syllabus.
History: The IGCSE History syllabus covers various topics including the First World War, Peace Treaties of 1919-1923, League of Nations, big picture of 20th century, Cold War, USA containing spread of communism, USSR’s control over Eastern Europe (1948-1989), events in Gulf from 1970-2000, the First World War (1914-18), Germany (1914-45), Russia (1905-41) & US (1919-41).
Geography: Various important topics have been covered in the IGCSE Geography syllabus. Some of the topics are:
Biology: Students are taught several interesting topics like cells, movement in and out of cells, chemicals of life, enzymes, plant nutrition, animal nutrition, transport in plants or animals, pathogens & immunity, respiration process, excretion, coordination & response, homeostasis, drugs, reproduction in plants/humans, inheritance, variation & natural selection, organisms & their environment, humans & the environment & biotechnology.