As students move from Year 9 to Year 10, there are choices to be made, about which courses to study. GEMS Cambridge International School, Kampala offers an expansive range of subjects to cater for all of our students’ strengths, interests and aspirations and follows the Cambridge International Examination programme for IGCSE’s which are highly respected around the world.

All students follow a common curriculum that ensures continuity of study for those students transferring to or from other English Curriculum schools around the world.


The following subjects are available in Year 10 and 11:

Core subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology

Optional Subjects

  • Additional Mathematics
  • Art and Design
  • BTEC – either IT, Business Studies or Sport
  • Computer Science
  • Drama
  • Food and Nutrition
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mandarin
  • Music
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Sociology
  • Travel and Tourism

As a school, we are proud that we can personalise the curriculum for our students. Feel free to engage with us early in the process, especially if the preferred choice appears not to be available.