Top IGCSE Schools in Australia


What Are The Top IGCSE Schools in Australia?

The main gist of this article is to list all of top IGCSE schools in Australia in our opinion.

This article will also do a quick comparison between the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum and its Local Australian curriculum.

We will also be exploring the choices after completing the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum in Australia. 

IGCSE Curriculum VS Australian Curriculum

Australian Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum is a national curriculum for all primary and secondary schools in Australia under progressive development, review, and implementation. 

Subjects Taken: 

  • Eight key learning areas—
    1. English
    2. Mathematics
    3. Science
    4. Humanities and Social Sciences
    5. Health and Physical Education
    6. Languages
    7. Technologies
    8. Arts
  • Seven general capabilities—
    1. Literacy
    2. Numeracy
    3. Information and communication technology capability
    4. Critical and creative thinking
    5. Personal and social capability
    6. Intercultural understanding
    7. Ethical understanding
  • Three cross-curriculum priorities—
    1. Sustainability
    2. Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia
    3. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

IGCSE Cambridge Curriculum 

The Cambridge IGCSE certificate is awarded to students who pass in at least seven Cambridge IGCSE subjects, including two from Group 1 and one from each of Groups 2 to 5. The seventh subject may be chosen from any of the syllabus Groups. 

The subjects that students are required to take are as follows: 

  • Group 1– Languages
  • Group 2– Humanities
  • Group 3– Sciences
  • Group 4– Mathematics
  • Group 5– Creative and Vocational

You can read more about the Cambridge IGCSE from our detailed guide to the Cambdrige & Edexcel IGCSE.

Why Study IGCSE in Australia?

There are many reasons why international students should consider applying to Australia. 

The country is home to some of the world’s leading universities and colleges which welcome large numbers of international students every year. 

Australian universities also offer a high level of support to international students, including foundation years and pathways, and help with the English language and academic studies.

There are 19 international schools that offer the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum in Australia. 

This list also includes the school’s respective contact details and location. 

Disclaimer – This list is in no particular order

List of Top IGCSE schools in Australia 


Name of School Contact Details Location
Aquinas College (+618) 9450 0600 Aquinas College

58 Mount Henry Road

Salter Point

Western Australia 6152

Bacchus Marsh Grammar 03 5366 4800 South Maddingley Road

Bacchus Marsh

Victoria 3340

British Council Australia +61 2 9326 2022 British Council

Suite 403, 203-233 New South Head Road

Edgecliff NSW 2027

Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School (08) 9722 6000 5 Allen Road, Gelorup WA 6230
Erindale College 614 22931 McBryde Crescent

Wanniassa ACT 2903

Frensham Schools +61 2 4860 2000 Range Road

Mittagong NSW 2575

Hale School (+61) 08 9347 9777 Hale School

160 Hale Road

Wembley Downs WA 6019 

Lakes Grammar – An Anglican School +61 2 43934111 Cnr Sparks Road & Albert Warner Drive,

Warnervale NSW 2259

Larrakeyah Primary School (08) 8981 3211 3 PACKARD STREET, LARRAKEYAH NT 0820
Matthew Flinders Anglican College 07 5477 3200   Stringybark Road

Buderim, QLD 4556


Oxley College (02) 4861 1366 Oxley College

11-29 Railway Road, Burradoo

Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney (+612) 9704 5666 Meta Street,

Croydon, NSW 2132


Roseville College +61 2 9884 1100 27 Bancroft Avenue, Roseville NSW 2069, Australia
Scotch College 03 9810 4203 Scotch College Melbourne

1 Morrison Street

Hawthorn VIC 3122


St Thomas Aquinas College [+61] (03) 5629 2500 1 Tynong Rd, Tynong VIC 3813, Australia
The Essington International School Darwin +61 8 8985 0100 Chapman Road

Nightcliff 0811

Northern Territory

Trinity Grammar School, Kew +61 3 9854 3600 40 Charles Street

Kew, Victoria 3101 Australia

Wanniassa Hills Primary School 6142 0600 Langdon Avenue, Wanniassa, ACT 2903
Wanniassa School 02 6142 1840 Wheeler Crescent Wanniassa ACT 2903


What is after IGCSE in Australia? 

With its diverse student profiles and range of curriculums, Australia offers some of the best higher education opportunities for brilliant students who study IB programmes. 

Some students would transit from IGCSE to IB upon completing their IGCSE curriculum.

This is not an uncommon sight since there are many outstanding tertiary schools that you can choose from in Australia.

If you are looking to transition, you can find our list of IB Schools in Australia here.

Learn how you can Transition to New Curriculums Smoothly and more specifically, how you can Transition from IGCSE to IBDP.

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