Legae Academy


Innovative International Curricula

In keeping with its commitment to provide world class education that meets the competitive demands of the 21st century, the Academy in 1994 became the first school in Botswana to adopt both the International General Certifcate of Education (lGCSE) and the Higher International General Certificate of Education (HIGCSE). The School started offering the Cambridge A-level course from January 2006 instead of HIGCSE. These two established University of Cambridge externally monitored, international curricula give students the opportunity to go beyond Botswana’s local examinations standard.

Four Year Programme

Our Secondary programme is consolidated into a 4-year course for the high achievers, which was launched in January 2005. This will enable our students to do the AS (first year A-level) in the fifth year as a bridging course for University entrance.

In forms 1 and 2 our students do all the core subjects as a foundation (Junior Secondary) for the IGCSE course. The IGCSE course will start in year 3 and end in year 4. The Form 2 students, whose academic achievements are not up to our expected standard, are required to do Form 3. Other students are exempted from doing Form 3 and allowed to do IGCSE in the next two years (The Accelerated 4 year programme).


IGCSE is Cambridge’s international equivalent to the British GCSE, which replaced the “0” level in the United Kingdom during the early 1980s. IGCSE has been fully accepted as an entrance qualification by the University of Botswana, as well as other tertiary institutions.

The Examination has been adopted by many schools in Africa and the rest of the world. The IGCSE has also been adopted as the standard for the new Botswana GCSE (BGCSE) currently being phased into local government senior secondary schools. Over the years many Legae teachers have been able to share their GCSE teaching experiences as members of various Ministry of Education Curriculum Development Unit GCSE Task Forces.


Legae Academy offers The Advanced International Certificate of Education, (A Level) programme. Legae Academy is now able to provide a wider choice of subjects to its students and parents. Click here for more information about A-Levels

About Legae Academy Botswana

Legae’s tradition of success in external examinations has  been further recognised by the MOE, which commended the  school “for its high performance in both IGCSE and HIGCSE  examinations”. The ministry of Education further noted that:  “This good performance is attributed to a number of factors  such as highly qualified staff, small class size, reasonable  teaching loads, good and adequate physical facilities  and resources, and a conducive teaching and learning  environment. The highly qualified teachers of the school are  optimally utilised.” (1998 Inspection Report)  “Legae Academy is focused on students achieving academic  excellence and has a good organisation structure in place to  enable the school to deliver its objective. Inspection findings  revealed that the school has many strengths, particularly in  producing good grades at final exams.”