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Summerhill College is proud to be one of Africa’s and the worlds best performing Cambridge IGCSE Schools after taking 1st place in Cambridge IGCSE Economics at the Cambridge Learner Awards, South Africa.

What is Cambridge IGCSE in South Africa?

Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) is an internationally recognised qualification for students aged 14 to 16. It is offered by Cambridge Assessment International Education, a part of the University of Cambridge, and is taken by students in numerous countries worldwide, including South Africa.

In South Africa, the Cambridge IGCSE program is available in many schools as an alternative to the national curriculum. It is designed to provide a broad and balanced education while promoting critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and international perspectives. The subjects covered in Cambridge IGCSE include languages, economics, sciences, mathematics, humanities, and creative arts.

Obtaining Cambridge IGCSE qualifications can open doors for South African students to pursue further education both locally and internationally. These qualifications are widely recognised by universities, colleges, and employers around the world, providing students with opportunities for higher education or entry into the workforce.

What are the Cambridge Learner Awards?

Cambridge Learner Rewards is a program by Cambridge Assessment International Education that recognises and celebrates the achievements of learners who have excelled in their Cambridge examinations. Overview of the typical rewards and recognition offered through the program:

  1. Top in Country Awards: Learners who achieve the highest marks in a subject within their country are recognised with the “Top in Country” award. This is a prestigious recognition that celebrates their outstanding performance.
  2. High Achievement Awards: Learners who achieve exceptional results in their Cambridge examinations, typically scoring significantly above the national average, may receive the “High Achievement” award.
  3. Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards: This award is given to learners who achieve exceptional results globally, demonstrating outstanding academic excellence. Learners who receive this award are recognised as some of the highest achievers worldwide.
  4. Cambridge Brilliance Awards: This award recognises learners who have consistently achieved outstanding results across multiple Cambridge subjects.
  5. Certificates and Statements of Achievement: Learners who successfully complete their Cambridge examinations receive official certificates and statements of achievement, providing formal recognition of their qualifications.

Please note that specific details regarding the rewards, eligibility criteria, and application process may vary. It is advisable to visit the official Cambridge Assessment International Education website or contact Cambridge representatives in South Africa for the most accurate and up-to-date information on Cambridge Learner Rewards available in the country.

Summerhill School’s Sathvika Nooka wins Top in Country Award for Cambridge IGCSE Economics

Summerhill International College is keeping its flag flying high once again, as Sathvika Nooka takes 1st Place in South Africa (Top in Country Award) and 4th place in the world for achieving the highest marks for Cambridge IGCSE Economics.

Sathvika Nooka, who recently turned 16, will matriculate in 2024. She joined the Summerhill family in January 2019 and went straight on to share the DUX award (highest achieving studenty in her grade) at the end of 2019.

We are immensely proud of Sathvika’s achievements as well as those of our very own CAIE Economics teacher – Mr David Nyatsambo.



About the Cambridge IGCSE Economics Syllabus

The Cambridge IGCSE Economics syllabus develops an understanding of economic theory, terminology and principles. Learners study the economics of different countries and how these interrelate. They also learn to work with simple economics data and to use the tools of economic analysis. Learners apply understanding of economics to current economic issues.

The Cambridge IGCSE Economics syllabus provides a foundation for further study, including Cambridge International AS & A Level Economics, or the equivalent.

The Cambridge IGCSE Economics syllabus provides a foundation for further study, including Cambridge International AS & A Level Economics, or the equivalent.

The Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) in Economics is assessed through two external examinations: Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Paper 1 assesses the knowledge and understanding of economic principles and concepts, while Paper 2 assesses the application of economic principles to real-world issues.

Both papers consist of a mix of multiple-choice, structured and essay questions, and are marked by trained examiners according to a set of assessment criteria established by Cambridge.

The marks awarded for each question are based on the extent to which the student has demonstrated their understanding of the economic principles, their ability to apply them to real-world issues, and their communication and analytical skills.

The overall grade for the IGCSE in Economics is based on the combined marks for both papers, with grades ranging from A* to G, with A* being the highest grade achievable.

Cambridge also provides detailed grading descriptors and exemplar responses to help examiners maintain consistent and fair grading standards across all candidates.

We wish Sathvika many more successes in the future and would like to congratulate Mr David Nyatsambo on producing such astounding results from his students.


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