Cambridge Certificate

PLC Sydney is a school that is international in both its nature and outlook.

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations are undertaken by students in 145 countries in 6100 schools around the Globe. PLC Sydney offers the option of Cambridge International courses in Years 9 and 10 to supplement learning, in addition to the NSW Board of Studies courses. It also enables students to sit examinations in globally recognised courses.

Cambridge elective courses offered at PLC Sydney include:

  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Global Perspectives
  • Philosophy and Belief (hybrid course)  
  • History
  • Technology and
  • AS Level General Studies. 

2016 was only the second year that PLC Sydney has participated in the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and we are very proud to announce that one of our Year 10 students has received a Cambridge Outstanding Learner’s Award after being named Top in the World in International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Global Perspectives.  This subject offers students the opportunity to think critically about local, national and global issues. 

The Cambridge IGCSE subjects provide enrichment and engagement in areas not available within the standard curriculum. The Certificate encourages learner-centred and enquiry-based approaches to study.

The College is currently exploring the addition of pre-university Cambridge courses.