Internal Assessment

Cambridge IGCSE assessment takes place at the end of the course and can include written, oral, coursework and practical assessment. This broadens opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning, particularly when their first language is not English. In many subjects there is a choice between core and extended curricula, making Cambridge IGCSE suitable for a wide range of abilities.

Mock Exams

Over the course of the two years of the Diploma Programme, students will undergo Mock Exams. This type of assessment will include all the written examination papers for all the subjects and will be carried out in exam conditions.
The purpose of these exams is to acquaint students with exam procedures and regulations as well as help students assess their knowledge and, as a result, construct an effective revision plan.

Predicted Grades

The Predicted Grade (PG) is the teacher’s prediction of the grade the candidate is expected to achieve in the subject taught. The grade is estimated in accordance with all of the evidence of the candidate’s work and the teacher’s knowledge of the IB standards and criteria.

External Assessment

IGCSE subjects will be assessed using the A* to G grade system, recommended by Cambridge Assessment International Education recognised by the Portuguese Ministry of Education with the following conversion table. 

IGCSE (A* to E) Grading Scale - Portuguese National Curriculum (0 to 20 points)
A* 20
A 19
B 17
C 15
D 13
E 10