Welcome to St Andrew’s upper school years 10 and 11 where our programme leads to the national examination: Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE). The BGCSE is modeled on the Cambridge University International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). Here at St Andrew’s we offer 18 BGCSE subjects and our students take the examinations in year 11 one year ahead of other schools in the Bahamas. Taking the BGCSE’s in year 11 allows us to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme in years 12 and 13. The IB Diploma Programme is widely regarded globally as “The Gold Standard” of College Prep Programmes and the BGCSE’s prove to be an excellent foundation for IB studies.