IGCSE/GCSE

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is the English language-based examination similar to GCSE and is recognized in the United Kingdom as being equivalent to the GCSE to recognize prior attainment. It was developed by the University of Cambridge International Examinations. The examination boards Edexcel and Oxford AQA also offer their own versions of International GCSEs. Students normally begin studying the syllabus at the beginning of Year 10 and take the test at the end of Year 11. However, in some international schools, students can begin studying the syllabus at the beginning of Year 9 and take the test at the end of Year 10.

The Cambridge IGCSE curriculum offers a variety of routes for learners with a wide range of abilities, including those whose first language is not English.

Cambridge IGCSE helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, inquiry, and problem-solving. It is the perfect springboard for advanced study.

There are over 70 subjects available at Cambridge IGCSE, including 30 languages, and schools can offer them in any combination. Cambridge IGCSE develops learner knowledge, understanding, and skills in:

  • Subject content

  • Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations

  • Intellectual inquiry

  • Flexibility and responsiveness to change

  • Working and communicating in English

  • Influencing outcomes

  • Cultural awareness

 

 

 

 

What is the difference between IGCSE Core and IGCSE Extended?

To take into account differing abilities, there is a choice between Core and Extended curriculum papers in some subjects.

The Core curriculum is within the ability range of a large majority of students. It provides a full overview of the subject and is targeted at students expected to achieve grades C to G.

The Extended curriculum has been designed for the more academically able. It is targeted at those expected to achieve grades A* to E.

Find out more about IGCSE Core and IGCSE Extended.

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Subjects Offered
  • A

    • Accounting - 0452

    • Accounting (9-1) - 0985

    • Art & Design - 0400

    • Art & Design (9-1) 0989

  • B

    • Biology - 0610

    • Biology (9-1) - 0970

    • Business Studies - 0450

    • Business Studies (9-1) - 0986

  • C

    • Chemistry - 0620

    • Chemistry (9-1) - 0971

    • Computer Science - 0478

    • Computer Science (9-1) - 0984

  • D

    • Design & Technology - 0445

    • Design & Technology (9-1) - 0979

  • E

    • Economics - 0455

    • Economics (9-1) - 0987

    • English - First Language - 0500

    • English - First Language (9-1) - 0990

    • English - First Language (US) - 0524

    • English – Literature (US) – 0427

    • English – Literature in English – 0475

    • English – Literature in English (9-1) – 0992

    • English (as an Additional Language) - 0472 New

    • English as a Second Language (Count-in speaking) - 0511

    • English as a Second Language (Count-in Speaking) (9-1) - 0991

    • English as a Second Language (Speaking endorsement) - 0510

    • English Second Language (Speaking Endorsement) (9-1) - 0993

    • Environmental Management - 0680

  • F

    • French - First Language - 0501

    • French - Foreign Language - 0520

    • French (9-1) - 7156

  • G

    • Geography - 0460

    • Geography (9-1) - 0976

    • German - First Language - 0505

    • German - Foreign Language - 0525

    • German (9-1) - 7159

    • Global Perspectives - 0457

  • H

    • Hindi as a Second Language - 0549

    • History - 0470

    • History (9-1) - 0977

  • I

    • Information & Communication Technology - 0417

    • Information & Communication Technology (9-1) - 0983 New

  • M

    • Mathematics - 0580

    • Mathematics - Additional - 0606

    • Mathematics - Additional (US) - 0459

    • Mathematics - International - 0607

    • Mathematics (9-1) - 0980

    • Mathematics (US) - 0444

  • P

    • Physical Science - 0652

    • Physics - 0625

    • Physics (9-1) - 0972

  • S

    • Sanskrit - 0499

    • Science - Combined - 0653

    • Sciences - Co-ordinated (9-1) - 0973

    • Sciences - Co-ordinated (Double) - 0654

    • Sociology - 0495

    • Spanish - First Language - 0502

    • Spanish - Foreign Language - 0530

    • Spanish - Literature - 0488

    • Spanish (9-1) - 7160

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