The Secondary school curriculum at PanyaDee is anchored by the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), an external examination program designed for 14 to 16 year olds (Years 10 to 11) and based upon the British National Curriculum.
The IGCSE provides a very broad program of study in areas such as languages, social studies, science, mathematics, creative arts and vocational subjects. In each subject there is a balance between practical and theoretical knowledge but the emphasis in almost all subjects is skills related to that subject. The curriculum is designed so that students can use examples related to their own experiences and residence. The nature of the program is such that students of different abilities can follow it.Further it is designed for students whose first language may not be English. Students sit examinations at the end of the IGCSE course, usually year 11. These examinations are marked by experienced external examiners appointed by CIE (Cambridge International Examinations).
IGCSE is recognized internationally and it is evidence of ability to academics and employers throughout the world. The program prepares students for further academic courses which would be followed in years 12 and 13 at school.
CIE is a division of the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate which in turn is part of the University of Cambridge. UCLES has developed and promoted qualifications at a variety of levels for at least 150 years. CIE was set up in 1998 to administer the expansion of IGCSE and other international qualifications.