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Understanding the Cambridge Curriculum

Understanding the Cambridge Curriculum

Understanding the Cambridge Curriculum: Addressing Your Queries and More

Harrods International Academy is proud to be one of the best international schools in Cambodia offering the Cambridge Curriculum. As the top English international school in Cambodia, we believe it is imperative that our students enjoy worldwide recognition for their efforts, which is precisely what the Cambridge Curriculum encourages.

Our early years school and international primary school set the foundation for the Cambridge Curriculum, which is available in upper secondary. As a premier Cambridge school, we are uniquely qualified to provide your child with the best education experience in Cambodia.

The Cambridge Curriculum at Our International Schools in Phnom Penh

As one of the leading English schools in Cambodia, we are proud to offer the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum to our secondary students. The Cambridge IGCSE is a comprehensive curriculum available at Harrods International Academy for students in Years 10 and 11 and it is recognised worldwide for its ability to prepare students with the 21st-century skills they need to succeed in a variety of professional industries.

We feel that the Cambridge ICSE is the ideal complement to our commitment to holistic education. By creating futuristic values-based lessons anchored by this esteemed academic curriculum, we provide our students with an education that prepares them for leadership positions in any field they wish to pursue.

The Structure of the Cambridge Curriculum

Backed by the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and developed over time to improve the standards of education, the Cambridge Curriculum has a history of excellence on the world stage. Educational leaders consider the flexibility of the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum to be one of its most significant advantages. The curriculum is English-based that is rooted in academics, yet it provides students with the opportunity to personalise their educational experience.

The Cambridge IGCSE curriculum boasts more than 70 subjects, including more than 30 languages. British schools in Phnom Penh, such as Harrods International Academy, are able to select the subjects they feel best align with their own mission and principles. Through the IGCSE, we offer a vast range of academic courses, including subjects such as Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, the Arts and Languages, all of which are taught by teachers who specialise in their subject area.

While the curriculum has a structure that helps students achieve success, it also offers versatility that is not found in other programmes. We believe that the autonomy this instils in our learners and the academic foundation that it provides makes it the best curriculum for our upper secondary students.

Features of the Cambridge Curriculum

Students who study the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum earn worldwide recognition, as many top-tier universities around the globe consider it the equivalent of their own national curriculum programmes. This English-based curriculum has become the preferred option at international schools around the world. Some of the most well-known features of the curriculum include:

  • Its focus on developing critical thinking and collaborative skills.
  • Its emphasis on hands-on learning.
  • Its inquiry-led approach, which allows students to direct their learning experience.
  • Its vast range of subject choices — there are more than 70 for educators to choose from, including 30 languages.
  • Its global perspective, which complements the values-based curriculum at Harrods International Academy.
  • Its responsive nature, which allows teachers to adapt their coursework to changing times.
  • Its real-world connections, which allow students to apply their newfound knowledge and skills in an impactful way


By offering the esteemed Cambridge IGCSE curriculum in our upper secondary programme, we have become the top English international school in Cambodia.

Cambridge Curriculum Benefits

The Cambridge IGCSE curriculum at Harrods International Academy offers students various  benefits:

  • A solid academic foundation in a variety of subject areas
  • An opportunity to develop the skills needed for academic and professional success through hands-on learning.
  • An ability to be both flexible and resilient
  • A strong sense of cultural awareness
  • An ability to read, write and speak in English effortlessly
  • A sense of curiosity that fuels a lifetime of learning.


Many of our Harrods International Academy graduates earn World Topper rankings.

How Harrods International Academy Effectively Implements the Cambridge Curriculum

As one of the premier British schools in Phnom Penh, we know how to effectively implement the prestigious Cambridge curriculum in a way that complements our mission and pedagogy. At Harrods International Academy, we focus on the holistic development of our students, which allows us to balance their academic needs with their social and emotional growth.

We implement the Cambridge Curriculum effortlessly by:

  • Providing our students with interactive learning environments. The curriculum is complemented by our engaging learning spaces that are equipped with the latest technology and are designed to spur thoughtful discussion among our students naturally.
  • Investing in the infrastructure required for 21st-century education. We offer Information and Communications Technology rooms equipped with the digital tools and resources students need to thrive in this ever-changing, globally connected world.
  • Allowing our students to explore their interests in our vast library. Our collection of materials includes thousands of books and multimedia resources that students can rely on to expand their knowledge, explore their interests and study for their current courses.
  • Attracting and retaining the best teachers in Cambodia. Our teachers and staff members are experts in their subject areas, and they are passionate about bringing out the best in our students.
  • Assessing students using clear and concise rubrics. We rely on assessment results and actionable data to provide each individual with the support they need to be successful.


Request more information today about the Cambridge Curriculum at Harrods International Academy, and you will quickly see why we are considered to be one of the best private schools in Phnom Penh.