International General Certificate Of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

General Introduction

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (iGCSE) courses, which are an English language based examination similar to GCSE and is recognised in the United Kingdom as being equivalent to the GCSE for the purposes of recognising prior attainment. It was developed by University of Cambridge International Examinations and are designed for international learners.

Equivalent to GCSEs, IGCSEs serve as preparation for A-levels, Scottish Highers, the International Baccalaureate (IB), and BTEC level 3 courses. While GCSEs are available in the UK, IGCSEs are available in many countries across the world. It can be taken at any age, but it's typically taken between Years 10 and 11. Children and adults alike have earned their IGCSEs over the years in order to pursue successful careers in higher education.

NERRG Global Academy helps students to improve their subject based skills, time management and exam preparation techniques, to help them achieve the highest marks possible in their IGCES, giving them a better opportunity to get enrolled in prestigious universities worldwide.

What’s the difference between the GCSEs and iGCSEs?

Although the IGCSE and GCSE exams are seen as being quite alike, there are some significant distinctions between the two exams.

  • First off, state, private, and independent schools in the UK are the only ones that give GCSE exams. IGCSE exams, however, are accessible in more than 150 nations. This includes the UK, where students can choose to take IGCSE exams rather than GCSE ones.
  • In contrast to IGCSE subjects, many GCSEs also incorporate coursework as a key component of their evaluation criteria in addition to exams. Coursework-required subjects frequently involve "hands-on" activities, such art and design.
  • IGCSEs and GCSEs might have very different course content. The contextual and cultural variations between each certification are distinct, with IGCSEs having no UK-specific material in their curriculum. This is more obvious in certain courses than others, with Geography, History, and English Literature serving as three prominent examples of subjects where the IGCSE curriculum will diverge significantly from the GCSE curriculum.

How IGCSE results may limit your university options

A student's IGCSE scores do matter because, unlike most other nations, university offers in the U.k. are given before students have passed their final qualifying exams, which are typically their A-levels. This indicates that IGCSE grades are highly valued by university admissions offices, and prestigious universities will seek out a sizable percentage of A* and A grades.

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