Cambridge International Upper Secondary Programme

For students ages 14 to 16 – IGCSE qualification

chantemerle proposes the international Cambridge lower secondary programme

Cambridge Upper Secondary school (middle school) marks the entry of students into Advanced Secondary education (high school). Learners develop their knowledge and skills in different disciplines while preparing for further education and their future active participation in society. The programme has been designed for students worldwide, including those whose first language is not English.

The programme can be followed in one or two years. The programme is also well suited for students enrolled in a study abroad / immersion programme to study in English.

At the end of the program, students may choose to take the official Cambridge IGCSE that is equivalent to the GCSE qualification in the UK. It marks the completion of the middle school programme and prepare students for the A-level certificate. The IGCSE is the perfect springboard to advanced studies in English (A level or IB diploma). 

Students selected for the Upper Secondary Pathway must meet certain criteria :

  • Students must have a level of English equivalent to B1
  • Students must complete the school’s entrance tests in English and Maths.
  • Students will be interviewed, either as part of a school visit or via Teams/Zoom. 

Upper secondary Curriculum

Students choose seven subjects from five different subject groups, including two different languages :

Five curriculum areas:

      • Languages
      • Humanities and Social Sciences
      • Sciences
      • Mathematics
      • Professional and Creative

Contact our Study Coordinator for subject choices.


The Cambridge learners attributes

  • Confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others
  • Responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others 
  • Reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn
  • Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
  • Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference


14 to 16 years

Diplomas and certifications

The official Cambridge IGCSE Certificate


Boarding school (5 or 7 days) Day school

Cambridge Pathway at Chantemerle 

Officially accredited as a Cambridge assessment center, Chantemerle offers the three stages of Cambridge Pathway: