The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (abbreviated I.G.C.S.E.) is an internationally recognized qualification for school students.
The Cambridge IGCSE was developed by University of Cambridge International Examinations (C.I.E.) in 1988.
The I.G.C.S.E. is recognized by academic institutions and employers around the world.
Cambridge IGCSE provides a broad study program and covers subjects from a variety of areas: Languages, Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Creative, Technical and Vocational.
Most I.G.C.S.E. subjects offer a choice of Core or Extended papers. This is designed to make I.G.C.S.E. suitable for students with varying levels of ability.
Cambridge IGCSE allows teaching to be placed in a localized context, making it relevant in different regions. It is intended to be suitable for students whose first language may not be English and this is acknowledged throughout the examination process.
Cambridge IGCSE is taken in over 100 countries worldwide and are widely recognised by higher education institutions and employers around the world as evidence of academic ability.
In some parts of the world, schools use Cambridge IGCSE as an international alternative to the local government’s examination.
Each learner’s performance is benchmarked using eight internationally recognised grades (A*-G). In some countries, IGCSE qualifications will satisfy the entry requirements for university. In others, they are widely used as a preparation for A Level, AS, International Baccalaureate and US Advanced Placement courses.
Grade C in IGCSE English (both First Language and Second Language) satisfies the English proficiency requirements of many universities in the UK and other anglophone countries.