CAMBRIDGE PATHWAY: Cambridge IGCSE at Zlatarski International School of Sofia


What is Cambridge IGCSE?
Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds (grades 9-10), attracting over 900 000 subject entries every year from 140 countries.

Benefits for your child
Cambridge IGCSE 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. We offer students the flexibility to choose from a number of subjects at Cambridge IGCSE, meaning they can study the subjects they enjoy and are best at.

Assessment takes place at in Grade 10 and offers students a range of ways to demonstrate their learning, including written, oral, coursework and practical assessments. There are also options to suit learners of different abilities. The grades awarded at Cambridge IGCSE are A*–G, with A* being the highest.

This means that Cambridge IGCSE is a great foundation for further study, including the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme as well as the Cambridge A Levels.

“We are delighted to announce that Zlatarski International School of Sofia has joined our global community of Cambridge schools and we look forward to a long and productive relationship with them.”, said Michael O’Sullivan, Chief Executive of Cambridge Assessment International Education

Opening up opportunities worldwide
A Cambridge IGCSE qualification is recognised by leading universities around the world and employers view it as a valuable certificate of achievement. A good grade (grade C or above) in Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language is accepted for entry by a number of universities in the UK as evidence of competence in the English language.

Your child’s international education
Your child’s needs as a learner are at the heart of our approach to education. Our Cambridge Pathway aims to give your child a love of learning that will stay with them through school, university and beyond. Our approach helps us develop learners who are:

  • confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others
  • responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others
  • reflective and developing their ability to learn
  • innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
  • engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference.

A global learning community
With the Cambridge Pathway at Zlatarski International School of Sofia, your child is joining a global community of learners from more than 10 000 schools in over 160 countries. By developing a global outlook in Cambridge learners we aim to equip them for success in the fast-changing modern world.

How does the Cambridge Pathway help students applying for university?
Success in Cambridge qualifications often give students admission to the world’s best universities – in the US, Australia, Canada, Germany and beyond. Cambridge qualifications are accepted and valued by universities around the world, including MIT, Harvard and Cambridge.

They are recognised as qualifications that prepare and equip students with the skills they need to succeed both at university and beyond. Universities tell us that they value the independent research and critical thinking skills, as well as the deep subject knowledge that our qualifications bring.

“Cambridge students are very well-prepared for our curriculum and we find that they have a lot of confidence, but also that they have good deep subject knowledge, and the ability to think critically” Stuart Schmill, Dean of Admissions, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)