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IGCSE – FAQ

By chulatutor   on 13/01/20
International General Certificate of Secondary Education FAQ

Are GCSE and IGCSE the same ?

Think of it this way: IGCSE is an international version of GCSE. It was developed 30 years ago to give students overseas access to a qualification of the same standard as GCSE. GCSEs have included coursework, which proved problematic for students studying remotely, so IGCSE that provides access to a qualification and removes this barrier has become very popular. Apart from that there is no real difference these days, and they are treated as equivalent to one another by all colleges, universities and employers.

 

Are GCSEs harder than IGCSEs ?

There has been attempts to find out whether GCSE is harder than IGCSE or not. However, despite the data collected, there is no evidence that Cambridge IGCSEs are graded more leniently than England’s reformed GCSEs. Cambridge International stated that figures showing higher percentages of candidates achieving good grades would not necessarily mean the exam was ‘easier’, but in this case that the candidates (the students of private schools) performed better.

 

Are IGCSEs easier than New GCSEs ?

There is no solid evidence to suggest that Cambridge IGCSEs are easier or graded more leniently than England’s reformed GCSEs. Cambridge International stated that figures showing higher percentages of candidates achieving good grades would not necessarily mean the exam was ‘easier’, but in this case that the candidates (the students of private schools) performed better.

 

Are IGCSEs easier ?

There is no solid evidence to suggest that Cambridge IGCSEs are easier or graded more leniently than England’s reformed GCSEs. The syllabus are the same: the students are not. The Cambridge International stated that figures showing higher percentages of candidates achieving good grades in one qualification would not necessarily mean the exam was ‘easier’, but in this case that the candidates (the students of IGCSE from private schools) performed better.

 

Are IGCSEs harder than GCSEs 2018 ?

There is no solid evidence to suggest that Cambridge IGCSEs are easier or graded more leniently than England’s reformed GCSEs. There is a lot of overlap in the syllabuses, and both qualifications are the same level. The Cambridge International stated that figures showing higher percentages of candidates achieving good grades in one qualification would not necessarily mean the exam was ‘easier’, but in this case that the candidates (the students of IGCSE from private schools) performed better.

 

Are IGCSEs recognized ?

IGCSE was developed 30 years ago by Cambridge Assessment International Education to give students overseas access to a qualification of the same standard as GCSE. Both IGCSE and GCSE include much overlap in their syllabuses. Both qualifications are the same level. Thus, they are treated as equivalent to one another by all colleges, universities and employers.

 

Can a CBSE student apply for IGCSE ?

A CBSE student can move to IGCSE if he wants to. However, it is important to note that both have different approaches of studying. IGCSE can be demanding and intensive as it requires its students to submit an assessment in relation to every topic covered all through the year. Also, IGCSE students are graded on the basis of assignments and practical application of the skills and knowledge gained.

 

Can I get into university without A levels ?

It is possible to go to university without A-levels. There are alternative equivalent courses available to students, for example, the International Baccalaureate is a popular course which the majority of universities accept. An Access to Higher Education Diploma is another example. It is a convenient way to help you get to university that doesn’t take up all your time to study.

 

Can IB students appear for IIT ?

IGCSE is a recognized board of education. If you have completed 12th standard with physics, chemistry and mathematics with above 50% marks, you are eligible for IIT course. You also have to take other tests such as the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced). To be eligible to write JEE (Advanced), the candidates have to first appear in the JEE (Main) conducted by JEE Apex Board, in the month of April.

 

Can IB students appear for NEET ?

Yes, the can. IB is recognized in India and students are eligible to sit for NEET exam. However, there are some difficulties faced by IB Students for NEET. as they must have physics, chemistry and Biology in their class 12th. For other small details, you can directly contact the official website for NEET

 

Can IGCSE students appear for IIT ?

Yes, they can. If they have completed 12th standard with physics, chemistry and mathematics with above 50% marks, you are eligible for IIT course. They also have to take other tests such as the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced). To be eligible to write JEE (Advanced), the candidates have to first appear in the JEE (Main) conducted by JEE Apex Board, in the month of April.

 

Can IGCSE students appear for JEE ?

Yes, they can. To be eligible to write JEE (Advanced), the candidates have to first appear in the JEE (Main) conducted by JEE Apex Board, in the month of April. Candidates are advised to check the JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria before applying for the entrance test. Also, they need to fulfil the eligibility details, otherwise, they can be rejected at any stage of the admission process.

 

Can you retake GCSEs at any age ?

If you’re unhappy with your current results, or your scores do not reach a minimum requirement for further education, you may want to consider a retake. Anyone can retake their GCSEs, regardless of age or previous experience. Whether you have just left school, or out of education for a while. It is never too late to retake the exam.

 

Can you retake IGCSE ?

Yes, you can. If you’re unhappy with your current results, or your scores do not reach a minimum requirement for further education, you may want to consider a retake. Anyone can retake their GCSEs, regardless of age or previous experience. Whether you have just left school, or out of education for a while. It is never too late to retake the exam.

 

Do Australian universities accept IGCSE ?

IGCSE is a standardized syllabus and accepted globally. Universities in Australia accept IGCSE and International A-levels as evidence that applicants have completed high school. Universities will probably ask for additional admission requirements such as IELTS, TOEFL, or SAT. The candidates can directly contact the university to find out other requirements.

 

Do colleges accept IGCSE ?

IGCSE is a standardized syllabus and accepted globally. Universities worldwide accept IGCSE and International A-levels as evidence that applicants have completed high school. The universities may ask for additional admission requirements such as IELTS, TOEFL, or SAT. The candidates can directly contact the university to find out other requirements.

Do Indian colleges accept IGCSE ?

The IGCSE programme holds great credibility worldwide. In India, the course is delivered in over 130 schools. It is recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as being at par with CBSE, ICSE, etc. IGCSE offers a wider range of subjects and encourages high academic standards through a practical approach to teaching and learning. In short, colleges in India do accept IGCSE.

 

Do Indian universities accept A levels ?

Yes, Indian universities accept A levels. Most students in India take a minimum of seven subjects of the IGCSE (Class 10) level and three to four at the A levels (Class 12). These subjects are seen as equivalents to Indian board exams and can be accepted across the country. It is also important to contact the university directly to find out its admission requirements.

 

Do South African universities accept Cambridge ?

Universities in South Africa accept Cambridge qualifications. It is generally accepted that the Cambridge IG is equivalent to the South African grade 11, Cambridge AS to the South African grade 12, and Cambridge A level to a grade 13. It is also important to contact the university directly to find out its admission requirements.

 

Do South African universities accept IGCSE ?

IGCSE is a standardized syllabus which is accepted globally, and has worldwide credibility. In South Africa, it is generally accepted that the Cambridge IG is equivalent to the South African grade 11, Cambridge AS to the South African grade 12, and Cambridge A level to a grade 13. In short, universities in South Africa accept IGCSE qualifications.

 

Do universities accept IGCSE ?

IGCSE is a standardized syllabus which is accepted globally, and has worldwide credibility. Universities worldwide accept IGCSE and International A-levels as evidence that applicants have completed high school. The universities may ask for additional admission requirements such as IELTS, TOEFL, or SAT. The candidates can directly contact the university to find out other requirements.

 

Do universities accept resits ?

Most schools and colleges will let you retake your math and English while you are taking your other courses. For other subjects, it is highly recommended that you ensure that you do actually need to retake. Also, it is very important to find out if the college will take them anyway, then you might not need a resit. Most importantly, it depends on the university.

 

Do universities in Canada accept IGCSE ?

IGCSE is a standardized syllabus which is accepted globally, and has worldwide credibility. Front-line universities in Canada require Cambridge International AS and A Levels, but some colleges and universities will accept learners with five Cambridge IGCSEs at grade C or above. It is important that you check the requirements with the university directly.

 

Does Australia have A levels ?

It is not likely. There does not seem to be any Australian schools or colleges that offer A Levels. You could possibly do them externally from a UK establishment. However, If you have done A levels, you should be considered for an undergraduate course at an Australian university. Most institutions will as for a minimum of 2 A levels and a maximum of 2 AS levels.

 

Does Canada accept A levels ?
A-levels are widely recognised in Canada. Generally, if you have 3 A levels at C or above, you should be able to find a Canadian research university that will accept you. Some may even accept you with 2 A levels and GCSEs. Moreover, in some cases it is possible to enter a university with only AS levels.

 

Does IGCSE count towards progress 8 ?
The Progress 8 score is calculated by comparing each student’s Attainment 8 score to those nationally of other students who had the same KS2 SATs results. IGCSE certificates no longer count towards 8. This is because the new English Language and English Literature GCSEs are awarded and only they are eligible to count in the league tables.

 

Does IGCSE expire ?

Unlike other exam results such as IELTS, or TOEFL whose results are valid up to two years only, the results of IGCSE has no expiration. You can think of it as a certificate like a high school diploma that does not expire. No matter how long you have completed your IGCSE course, your IGCSE qualification can still be applied.

 

How difficult is IELTS ?

IELTS is significantly difficult or easy. It is a test to assess your proficiency in the English language. The questions are straightforward and are not designed to trick you. You can score high if you prepare well for the exam. There are many practice tests available that you can study and familiarize yourself with prior to the test. It is also important to understand how the test is graded.

 

How do I check my IGCSE results online ?

Firstly, you have to register for online result service. This can be done by going to the Cambridge English Online Results Service and click on the Register button. Then you enter your candidate ID and secret number from your confirmation of entry. After that, you can enter your email address and choose a password. Once your results are ready, you will receive an email to confirm. Then you can log in to see your results.

 

How do I register for IGCSE exam ?

To register for the IGCSE exam, there are three simple steps. First, you have to complete your registration online through School Exams Registration System. Second, you have to pay for your exams. Third, you must submit your documents and you will then receive confirmation. Please note that you must have a valid email as all communications about your registration will be sent directly to your e-mail account automatically.

 

How is IGCSE syllabus ?

The IGCSE syllabus is designed to introduce the students to a wide range of subjects, more than 70 subjects, and encourage them to make connections between them. Students of IGCSE curriculum can take a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 14 subjects. The IGCSE ‘core’ curriculum consists of a First Language, Second Language, Mathematics, and one or more subjects in the field of science. Students can also choose to study other subjects ranging from Social Sciences to Arts and Technology.

 

How many IGCSE subjects are required in Canada ?

It depends on the university you are applying for. Each university sets its own admission rules. For example, most leading universities in Canada require at least 5 subjects whose grades are above B. Other universities that are less competitive can require lower grades and lower number of subjects taken: getting Bs or Cs can give you an average to a good chance of being accepted.

 

How many IGCSE subjects are required in UK ?

It depends on the university you are applying for. Each university sets its own admission rules. For example, most leading universities require at least 5 subjects whose grades are above B. Other universities that are less competitive can require lower grades and lower number of subjects taken: getting Bs or Cs can give you an average to a good chance of being accepted.

 

How many IGCSE subjects are required in USA ?
It depends on the university you are applying for. Each university sets its own admission rules. For example, most leading universities require at least 5 subjects whose grades are above B. Other universities that are less competitive can require lower grades and lower number of subjects taken: getting Bs or Cs can give you an average to a good chance of being accepted.

 

How many papers are there in IGCSE English ?

There are two main papers under IGCSE ESL (English as a second language): core and extended. At the end of each course, you will need to take three papers: reading and writing, listening, and speaking for Core paper, or reading and writing, listening, and speaking for Extended paper, For IGCSE English literature, there are three different papers, which comprises prose and poetry, drama, and unseen (materials).

 

How many papers does IGCSE maths have ?

There two main courses: core and extended. Each comprises two papers. For example, under extended paper, you need to write Paper 2 and Paper 4. Each paper has a different time limit and marks. The difficulty level in each paper is also different. You can visit the official website of Cambridge IGCSE to download past papers, specimen papers, and mark scheme.

 

How many students take IGCSE each year ?

Annually, there are over 120,000 entries. The course has been popular among the students as it offers a wide range of subjects. Its approach to teaching also encourages its students to make connections between subjects. It also diminishes the obstacle of coursework that the GCSE has. It is treated equally to the GCSE qualification as well.

 

How many subjects should I take for IGCSE ?

At least, you should take four subjects including the English language, and Maths. Generally, most students study eight or more IGCSE subjects. The subjects are broad covering various fields of English Language and English Literature, Maths, one or more Sciences (or single or double Science), one or more humanities (Geography and/or History) and a language. Computer Science is also popular in the digital economy.

 

How many subjects should I take in IGCSE ?

You should take a minimum of four subjects including the English language, and Maths. Generally, most students study eight or more IGCSE subjects. The subjects should be broad covering various fields of English Language and English Literature, Maths, Sciences (or single or double Science), humanities (Geography and/or History), computer Science, and a language.

 

How many times can I retake A levels ?

You can take A-levels can only once per year. The exams are normally taken in June. This means you can enroll to retake the exams the following year. It is important to note that you can resit your exams once only. Therefore, it is crucial that you study hard for your A-levels. Do it once, do it well, so you won’t have to do it again.

 

How many times I can take IELTS ?

IELTS assesses your level of proficiency in the English language. The exam is held at least twice a month in most text centers. You can retake it as many times and as often as you want. There is no restriction against that. However, it is recommended that you give at least a few weeks before your next exam as this will allow you time to study more to score higher.

 

How many years is IGCSE ?
Cambridge IGCSE courses usually take two years to complete. The IGCSE exams are taken at the end of that period. Examinations are held twice a year, in June and November. The exam results are issued in August and January respectively. You can visit the official Cambridge IGCSE website for extra practice with past papers provided on the website.

 

How much does IGCSE cost ?

The IGCSE course itself depends where you are studying the IGCSE course, or in short your school. The school tuition can differ greatly depending on many factors. Some students take extra tutoring courses specifically for the IGCSE exams. The exam fees are 57.94 £ per subject. There is also a component fee of 55/79/105 €.

 

Is AB good in IGCSE ?

Grade A or B in IGCSE are considered good. This is because, most leading universities
require grades above Cs. The three grades that are preferable to most universities are A*, A, and B. However, there are less competitive universities that accept grades lower than A. If you score As or Bs, you have a rather good chance of getting admitted.

 

Is Cambridge an IGCSE ?

No, it is not. It is important to note the major differences. Cambridge refers to the University of Cambridge, founded in 1209. Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s fourth-oldest surviving university. IGCSE refers to the International General Certificate of Secondary Education, which is an English-language based examination. It was developed by the University of Cambridge International Examinations.

 

Is Cambridge and IGCSE same ?

No, it is not. Cambridge refers to the University of Cambridge, founded in 1209. It is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s fourth-oldest surviving university. IGCSE refers to the International General Certificate of Secondary Education. It is an English-language-based examination. It was developed by the University of Cambridge International Examinations. One is a university: the other is a test developed by the university.

 

Is CBSE easier than IGCSE ?

The answer can vary on individuals. To some students CBSE is considered easier to score as the exam depends much more on textual knowledge while IGCSE relies heavily on your critical thinking, problem solving skills, etc. However, other students find IGCSE less demanding as it requires more of your understanding than other skills.

 

Is CIE same as IGCSE ?

No, it is not. CIIE refers to Cambridge International Examinations, which offers GCSEs, IGCSE, A-levels, and etc. IGCSE refers to the International General Certificate of Secondary Education. It is an English-language-based examination. It was developed by the University of Cambridge International Examinations. The former is a part of a university: the latter is a test developed by such division of the university.

 

Is education free in Singapore ?

Primary education is free for all Singapore citizens in schools under the purview of the Ministry of Education, though there is a fee of up to SGD 13 monthly per student to help cover miscellaneous costs. These fees are fairly small for public schools. Independent schools, even if it is partly funded by the government, can charge fees beyond the small amounts seen in the public school system.

 

Is GCSE better than IGCSE ?

Both GCSE and IGCSE are treated as equivalent to one another by all colleges, universities and employers. None of them is better than the other. Both courses encourage their students to develop critical thinking skills, and offer a wide range of subjects. The only major difference is that IGCSE excludes coursework.

 

Is IB and IGCSE same ?

IB and IGCSE are not the same. They are two independent different things. IB is an education framework. Under IB, there are various programs such as Primary Year Program (PYP) for 3-12 years old, Middle Year Program (MYP) for 11-16 years old, IB Diploma for 16-19 years old, etc. On the other hand, IGCSE is a curriculum. It is the international equivalent of the GCSE qualification of the British.

 

Is IB difficult ?

In comparison to regular classes, IB classes are generally considered much more difficult, and somewhat more difficult than AP classes. However, for many students, the increase in difficulty is not much an issue, but rather an increase in how time-consuming their work is. The IB emphasizes on time-management and independence

 

Is IB good for Indian students ?

IB is a global well-recognised education framework. It is, thus, good for Indian students, or any students. The skills the students acquire from IB are beneficial. The IB emphasizes time-management, independence, and personal interests. It is rather liberal and challenge students in many aspects, encourages them to develop mindsets and apply what they have been taught in class into unfamiliar situations.

 

Is IB or IGCSE better ?

It is difficult to determine whether one is easier than the other or not. To some students, the IGCSE seems more theoretical. There are experiments and practicals, where students are guided by their teachers. The IB, on the other hand, focuses on each student’s interests. IB students are required to be holistic. There is participation in extracurricular activities that involve physical, creative, and humanitarian work, personal projects and extended essays .

 

Is IGCSE a British curriculum ?

Yes. IGCSE is a British curriculum. ,The IGCSE or International General Certificate of Secondary Education is based on the British curriculum (known as GCSE), but was developed and adapted for a more internationally-focused curriculum. IGCSE offers a wide range of subjects. It is seen equivalent to GCSE.

 

Is IGCSE a high school diploma ?

Yes. It is.is Students of International General Certificate of Secondary Education , or IGCSE generally take five to ten subjects, according to their interests and the offerings available at their school. An IGCSE with eight subjects at grades A* to C is considered equivalent to the full high school diploma.

 

Is IGCSE A level ?

The IGCSE is a high school certificate, which prepares students for further academic study, including to A Level and BTEC Level 3, Cambridge Pre-U, IB Diploma Programme and other equivalents. To understand better, look at it this way: A level is the common name for the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level certificate (GCE A level). A level is advanced: IGCSE is not.

 

Is IGCSE accepted in Malaysia ?

IGCSE is offered by many international schools in Malaysia, and is accepted by universities in Malaysia. The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is the international equivalent of the GCSE examinations in the UK. The qualification is globally recognised. The required grades for admission can differ from university to university.

 

Is IGCSE accepted in USA ?

The IGCSE qualification is globally recognised and thus is accepted in America. However, having the IGCSE certificate alone is not enough to enter the US Universities. You will also need a High School Level education certification such as the A level, Cambridge CIE A-Level or equivalent like the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

 

Is IGCSE an O level ?

IGCSE is not O-level. However, the Cambridge IGCSE syllabuses have been developed to support modern curriculum development. Its internationally recognised standards are equivalent to British GCSE and GCE O levels. Therefore, even though they are two different things, they share similar standards, and are seen as equivalents.

 

Is IGCSE and Cambridge same ?

No it is not. Cambridge refers to the University of Cambridge, founded in 1209. It is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s fourth-oldest surviving university. IGCSE refers to the International General Certificate of Secondary Education. It is an English-language-based examination. It was developed by the University of Cambridge International Examinations. One is a university: the other is a test developed by the university.

 

Is IGCSE and GCSE the same ?

They are somewhat the same. IGCSE is an international version of GCSE. It was developed 30 years ago to give students overseas access to a qualification of the same standard as GCSE. GCSEs have included coursework, which proved problematic for students studying remotely, so IGCSE that provides access to a qualification and removes this barrier has become very popular. Apart from that there is no real difference these days, and they are treated as equivalent to one another by all colleges, universities and employers.

 

Is IGCSE and ICSE same ?

IGCSE is not the same as ICSE. IGCSE or International General Certificate of Secondary Education, developed from British curriculum known as GCSE, holds an international standard and thus globally recognised. On the other hand, ICSE or Indian Certificate of Secondary Education is of Indian standards.

 

Is IGCSE better than CBSE ?

It is difficult to determine whether one is better than the other. CBSE is Central Board of Secondary Education whereas IGCSE is International General Certificate of Secondary Education. Students from any Boards can join IGCSE Board in the 9th grade whereas aspirants have to study in the CBSE Board from the very beginning so as to continue their studies up to 12th class. To some students CBSE is considered easier to score while other students find IGCSE less demanding.

 

Is IGCSE easier than ICSE ?

It is difficult to determine which is easier. IGCSE holds an international standards of British curriculum GCSE and is recognised globally while ICSE holds a local standard of India. The two certificates are offered by different boards and for different grades. Their main differences are based on the content, grading systems, models of teaching, and the type of system.

 

Is IGCSE easier than O level ?

The GCE Ordinary Level (known as the O-Level), which was thought to be harder with its negative marking than GCSE, was abolished and replaced by the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE). GCSE exams are more modular and also allow for re-takes and coursework submissions. In short, IGCSE can be considered easier than O level.

 

Is IGCSE English as a second language accepted by universities ?

Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language is accepted by universities and employers as evidence of ability to understand and communicate in English. It is aimed at students whose first language is not English, but use English as a language tool of study. However, some UK universities or colleges only accept English language tests from the UKVI list. Universities with these requirements will not accept Cambridge IGCSE English as proof of an applicant’s English language proficiency.

 

Is IGCSE English equivalent to IELTS ?

Some universities consider the IGCSE English as a First Language (syllabus 0500 & 0522), and the CIE IGCSE English as a Second Language (syllabus 0510 & 0511) as equivalent to IELTS. For example, Queen Mary considers grade C overall in the IGCSE English as a First Language equivalent to IELTS 6.0.

 

Is IGCSE harder than GCSE ?

There has been attempts to find out whether GCSE is harder than IGCSE or not. However, there is no evidence that Cambridge IGCSEs are graded more leniently than England’s reformed GCSEs. Cambridge International stated that figures showing higher percentages of candidates achieving good grades would not necessarily mean the exam was ‘easier’, but in this case that the candidates (the students of private schools) performed better.

 

Is IGCSE harder than O levels ?

It was harder to score high grades on O levels than in IGCSE. This was partly because O levels had negative marking meaning scores would be deducted each time they answered wrong or had poor handwriting. In contrast, GCSE exams are more modular and also allow for re-takes and coursework submissions.

 

Is IGCSE Recognised in Malaysia ?

IGCSE is offered by many international schools in Malaysia, and is accepted by universities in Malaysia. The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is the international equivalent of the GCSE examinations in the UK. The qualification is globally recognised. The required grades for admission can differ from university to university.

 

Is IGCSE Recognised in Singapore ?

The standards set by the Cambridge IGCSE are internationally recognized and are equivalent with both the Cambridge O levels in Singapore and GCSE in the UK. Therefore, it is recognised in Singapore as well. The required grades for admission to universities, however, can differ from university to university.

 

Is IGCSE Recognised in UK ?

The standards set by the Cambridge IGCSE are internationally recognized and are equivalent to GCSE in the UK. IGCSE has recently been adopted by over 300 independent schools in the UK. The universities may require additional tests such as A-levels, Scottish higher, the International Baccalaureate (IB) and BTEC level 3.

 

Is IGCSE tougher than CBSE ?

It is difficult to determine whether one is tougher than the other. CBSE is Central Board of Secondary Education whereas IGCSE is International General Certificate of Secondary Education. Students from any Boards can join IGCSE Board in the 9th grade whereas aspirants have to study in the CBSE Board from the very beginning so as to continue their studies up to 12th class. To some students CBSE is considered easier to score while other students find IGCSE less demanding.

 

Is IGCSE tougher than ICSE ?

It is difficult to determine which is tougher or easier. IGCSE holds an international standards of British curriculum GCSE and is recognised globally while ICSE holds a local standard of India. The two certificates are offered by different boards and for different grades. Their main differences are based on the content, grading systems, models of teaching, and the type of system.

 

Is maths compulsory for IGCSE ?

According to the CIE board, no subjects are compulsory. The compulsory subject requirements come from university admission rules. It also depends on the program you are applying for. For example, if you apply for Commerce, almost all universities will require you to have done at least IGCSE level or equivalent English and Mathematics.

 

Is O level and IGCSE the same ?

In the past, it was harder to score high grades on O levels than in IGCSE. This was partly because O levels had negative marking meaning scores would be deducted each time they answered wrong or had poor handwriting. In contrast, GCSE exams are more modular and also allow for re-takes and coursework submissions.

 

Is O level equal to matric ?

One of the major differences is that Matric system education is a local framework under federal or local educational boards of the country, whereas O Levels is a British educational system. CIE (Cambridge International Education) UK conducts O Levels examinations all over the world and this system is globally recognized.

 

Is O level same as SPM ?

O level and SPM are offered and developed by different institutes. However, they are equivalents. The GCE O-Level equivalent is Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM, formerly known in English as the Malaysian Certificate of Education (MCE)), conducted by the Lembaga Peperiksaan Malaysia (LPM, the Malaysian Examinations Syndicate). The SPM is taken by all fifth-year secondary school students in Malaysia.

 

Is Sat better than IGCSE ?

The SAT test and IGCSE are totally different. IGCSE has tests in over 30 subject areas and is seen as a high school diploma while the SAT is a test to assess your readiness for university. SAT test focuses on a few subjects such as maths, English, and a few subject tests like Physics, etc. Also SAT Subject tests are much HARDER than IGCSE. A lot of content on the tests are on par with AS material.

 

Is second language compulsory in IGCSE ?

According to the CIE board, no subjects are compulsory. But Most schools usually make some subjects compulsory. Generally, the compulsory subject requirements come from university admission rules and your school. It also depends on the program you are applying for. For example, if you apply for a Liberal Arts degree, almost all universities will require you to have done at least IGCSE level or equivalent English and score.

 

Is SPM harder than IGCSE ?

To some students, SPM can be considered more difficult. For IGCSE, students are able to choose their own subjects, depending on their interests, with a minimum of 6 subjects up to 13 of them. Contrastingly, the SPM syllabus is typically 100% exam based but the threshold marks for passing is usually pretty low.

 

Is the act harder than it used to be ?

The ACT has become harder over the years. This can be because as more students start to do better on ACT, the test-makers gradually adjust the difficulty level of the test by creating more difficult questions and passages that ensure only a small number of students are at the tippy-top of the scale.

 

Is there IGCSE in Canada ?

It is very unlikely to study IGCSE subjects in any institutes or education centers in Canada since Canadian curriculums are more prevalent. However, you can study for it using online tools, local private tutors, past papers, etc. Then, take your IGCSE exams in Canada. The IGCSE qualification is accepted in Canada and other countries.

 

What are IGCSE subjects ?

The IGCSE core curriculum consists of a First Language, Second Language, Mathematics, and one or more subjects in the area of science. Then there are a number of syllabus offering various classes. For example, IGCSE Biology Syllabus comprises Characteristics and classification of living organisms, Movement in and out of cells, Human nutrition, etc.

 

What are O levels in England ?

The O-level, O level, or Ordinary Level is also known as the General Certificate of Education (GCE), which is British curriculum. The O-level qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland were replaced by the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE). To answer bluntly, there is no longer O level as it was replaced by GCSE.

 

What are the advantages of IGCSE board ?

One of the biggest advantages is that IGCSE is globally recognised, so that IGCSE students can apply to foreign universities where CBSE and ICSE board is not recognised. Second, Its curriculum is more advanced and offers a variety of subjects to choose from. Moreover, It gives great emphasis on English and technical subjects.

 

What are the benefits of IGCSE ?

One of the major advantages is that IGCSE is globally recognised, so that IGCSE students can apply to foreign universities where CBSE and ICSE board is not recognised. Second, Its curriculum is more advanced and offers a variety of subjects to choose from. Moreover, It encourages its students to develop critical thinking skills.

 

What are the easiest IGCSE subjects ?

The answer can be various as it depends on individuals. To answer broadly, subjects that are considered easy to some students include Modern foreign languages as it has a pass rate of almost 90%. Science subjects like biology, chemistry and physics, to some students, are also some of the easiest subjects to pass at GCSE.

 

What does a * mean in IGCSE ?

A*(a*) is the highest grade in Cambridge IGCSE while G(g) is the lowest. The Cambridge IGCSE grades comprise A*(a*), A(a), B(b), C(c), D(d), E(e), F(f) or G(g). Leading universities prefer A*(a*), A(a), B(b). Other universities mostly require grades above C(c). Less competitive universities can require lower grades.

 

What does IGCSE mean ?

IGCSE stands for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education. It is an international version of GCSE. It was developed 30 years ago to give students overseas access to a qualification of the same standard as GCSE. It is treated as equivalent to GCSE by all colleges, universities and employers.

 

What is IGCSE English ?

The English IGCSE qualification is an English GCSE qualification that is examined anywhere in the world. It is as acceptable and as highly valued as any English GCSE qualification. It is recognised by the government, by employers, by sixth-form colleges, by teacher training establishments in many countries.

 

What is after IGCSE in India ?

As IGCSE prepares its students for higher level exams, IGCSE, students have options of taking the IB Diploma Programme, the A-Level Programme, or transferring to an Indian Board (such as CBSE or your state board). The IB Diploma Programme, among these, is not just any other 10th to 12th grade syllabus.

 

What is Cambridge IGCSE curriculum ?

The Cambridge IGCSE curriculum is an international version of GCSE to a variety of learners including those whose first language is not English. Cambridge IGCSE helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving through its wide range of subjects.

 

What is difference between IGCSE and IB ?

IB is an education framework. Under IB, there are various programs such as Primary Year Program (PYP) for 3-12 years old, Middle Year Program (MYP) for 11-16 years old, IB Diploma for 16-19 years old, etc. On the other hand, IGCSE is a curriculum. It is the international equivalent of the GCSE qualification of the British.

 

What is Edexcel IGCSE ?

Edexcel IGCSE refers to Pearson Edexcel International GCSEs which are globally recognised qualifications with academic content and assessment designed specifically for international learners. International GCSEs are part of iProgress, the complete series of Pearson Edexcel academic qualifications for 5 to 19 year-olds, for international schools. It delivers a consistent learning journey for students and teachers, with world class support services, everywhere in the world.

 

What is G grade in IGCSE ?

G(g)is the lowest grade in Cambridge IGCSE while A*(a*) is the lowest. The Cambridge IGCSE grades comprise A*(a*), A(a), B(b), C(c), D(d), E(e), F(f) or G(g). Leading universities prefer A*(a*), A(a), B(b). Other universities mostly require grades above C(c). Less competitive universities can require lower grades.

 

What is IB and IGCSE ?

IB stands for International Baccalaureate, an internationally recognised course of education for 16-19-year-old students. Under IB, there are various programs such as Primary Year Program (PYP) for 3-12 years old, Middle Year Program (MYP) for 11-16 years old, IB Diploma for 16-19 years old, etc. On the other hand, IGCSE, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education IGCSE, is a curriculum. It is the international equivalent of the GCSE qualification of the British.

 

What is IGCSE A level ?

A-Level is an advanced level which belongs to the second part of GCE (General Certificate of Education). It is being studied by students of year 12 and 13 from the age group 16-18. There are about 80 A-level subjects available. You can continue with subjects taken in Years 10 and 11 and/or take new ones.

 

What is IGCSE AS level ?

AS levels are les advanced than A levels and are similar to the first year of an A-level course. It is taken by students of year 12 and 13. AS levels involve 180 guided learning hours. They are equivalent to just under half an A-level and, if studied full-time alongside other courses, generally take a year to complete.

 

What is IGCSE board ?

There are two examination boards for the IGCSE: Pearson Edexcel and Cambridge. IGCSE stands for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education. It is an international version of GCSE. It was developed 30 years ago by the University of Cambridge International Examinations to give students overseas access to a qualification of the same standard as GCSE.

 

What is IGCSE English equivalent to ?

IGCSE stands for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education. It is an international version of GCSE. It was developed by the University of Cambridge International Examinations to give students overseas access to a qualification of the same standard as GCSE. Thus, it is equivalent to the GCSE.

 

What is IGCSE equivalent to in South Africa ?

In South Africa, it is generally accepted that the IGCSE qualification that the Cambridge IG is equivalent to the South African grade 11, Cambridge AS to the South African grade 12, and Cambridge A level to a grade 13. As IGCSE is a standardized syllabus which is accepted globally, and has worldwide credibility, universities in South Africa accept IGCSE qualifications.

 

What is IGCSE equivalent to ?

IGCSE is equivalent to the GCSE in the UK. IGCSE stands for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education. It is an international version of GCSE. It was developed by the University of Cambridge International Examinations to give students overseas access to a qualification of the same standard as GCSE.

 

What is IGCSE exam ?

IGCSE is an international version of GCSE. It was developed 30 years ago to give students overseas access to a qualification of the same standard as GCSE. GCSEs have included coursework, which proved problematic for students studying remotely, so IGCSE that provides access to a qualification and removes this barrier has become very popular.

 

What is IGCSE in India ?

In India, an equivalent qualification to IGCSE is ICSE IGCSE holds an international standards of British curriculum GCSE and is recognised globally while ICSE holds a local standard of India. The two certificates are offered by different boards and for different grades. Their main differences are based on the content, grading systems, models of teaching, and the type of system.

 

What is IGCSE Malaysia ?

The qualification which is closest to the IGCSE in Malaysia is probably the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM). SPM is the main national examination that awards candidates with secondary school qualifications. It is taken in Form 5 after 11 years of schooling and is one of the pathways to tertiary education. Many parents turn to alternative pathways like IGCSE as it is based on the British curriculum.

 

What is IGCSE math ?

Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics provides a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge both for students who are studying mathematics at a higher level and those who will require mathematics to support skills in other subjects. The course is tiered to allow all candidates to achieve and progress in their mathematical studies.

 

What is the difference between Edexcel and IGCSE ?

There are two examination boards for the IGCSE: Pearson Edexcel and Cambridge. They are both exam boards which offer International GCSEs (IGCSEs), amongst other qualifications. IGCSE stands for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education. It is an international version of GCSE. It was developed 30 years ago by the University of Cambridge International Examinations to give students overseas access to a qualification of the same standard as GCSE.

 

What is the difference between IGCSE and O level ?

O level or Ordinary Level can be referred to the qualification that has been replaced by GCSE. However, the Cambridge IGCSE syllabuses have been developed to support modern curriculum development. Its internationally recognised standards are equivalent to British GCSE. Therefore, even though they are two different things, they share similar standards, and are seen as equivalents.

 

What is the IGCSE grading system ?

Cambridge IGCSE is graded A*–G, where A* is the highest and G is the lowest. The grade system is well established, widely-used systems that universities, parents and schools know and trust. Leading universities prefer A*(a*), A(a), B(b). Other universities mostly require grades above C(c). Less competitive universities can require lower grades.

 

What is the meaning of IGCSE ?

IGCSE stands for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education. It is an international version of GCSE. It was developed by the University of Cambridge International Examinations to give students overseas access to a qualification of the same standard as GCSE. Thus it is equivalent to the GCSE.

 

What is the use of IGCSE ?

IGCSE can be used as a full high school diploma. It does not have an expiry date. It is an international version of GCSE., developed 30 years ago to give students overseas access to a qualification of the same standard as GCSE. It is treated as equivalent to GCSE qualification by all colleges, universities and employers.

 

What does ungraded mean in IGCSE ?

Ungraded in IGCSE refers to a situation where the student has failed to reach the standard required grade for a pass. The standard required grade for a pass in IGCSE is grade G, while in A level it is grade E(e). the ungraded will be reported on the Statement of Results but not on the final certificate.

 

What percentage is A* in IGCSE ?

According to the manual of understanding you result (IGCSE) publish to public by British Council, a candidate who obtains the minimum mark necessary for a Grade A* obtains a percentage uniform mark of 90%. A candidate who obtains the minimum mark necessary for a Grade A obtains a percentage uniform mark of 80%.

 

What subjects are EBacc ?

The EBac, which stands for English Baccalaureate, is different from the current GCSE in many aspects. The EBacc will involve new-style exams for the students at the age of 16 in five “core” subjects which are English, maths, a science subject, a foreign language, and one subject or other of history or geography.

 

What subjects are on the SAT ?

Mainly, there are two: maths, and English. In addition to the main SAT test, some universities require the SAT subject tests. There are 20 SAT Subject Tests in five general subject areas: English, history, languages, mathematics and science. Each Subject Test is an hour long. They are all multiple-choice and scored on a 200–800 scale.

 

What subjects should I choose for IGCSE ?

At least, you should take four subjects including the English language, and Maths. Generally, most students study eight or more IGCSE subjects. The core subjects are English, mathematics and sciences. Students can also choose other subjects ranging from languages, maths, sciences, humanities, computer science.

 

What is better IGCSE or SAT ?

They should not be compared in such sense as the SAT test and IGCSE are totally different. IGCSE has tests in over 30 subject areas and is seen as a high school diploma while the SAT is a test to assess your readiness for university. SAT test focuses on a few subjects such as maths, English, and a few subject tests like Physics, etc. Also SAT Subject tests are much harder han IGCSE. A lot of content on the tests are on par with AS material.

 

When was IGCSE introduced ?

IGCSE,an international version of GCSE, was developed 30 years ago by the University of Cambridge International Examinations to give students overseas access to a qualification of the same standard as GCSE. It is treated as equivalent to GCSE, British curriculum, by all colleges, universities and employers.

 

Which board is best IGCSE or CBSE ?

It is difficult to determine which is the best. To do so, it is important to consider some major differences. CBSE is Central Board of Secondary Education whereas IGCSE is International General Certificate of Secondary Education. Students from any Boards can join IGCSE Board in the 9th grade whereas aspirants have to study in the CBSE Board from the very beginning so as to continue their studies up to 12th class. To some students CBSE is considered easier to score while other students find IGCSE less demanding.

 

Which comes first O level or A level ?

The Ordinary Level or O Level is a step lower the Advanced Subsidiary Level A1 Level or AS Level. O level has been changed to GCSE. As O level had negative marking meaning the scores could be deducted when giving wrong answers or having poor handwriting, it was considered difficult.

 

Which is best CBSE or CISCE or IGCSE ?

It can be difficult to determine which of the three is the best. To do so, it is important to understand fundamental differences. For example, CBSE focuses on maths and science while CISCE and IGCSE tend to put more emphasis on language, humanities, commerce, and science. It is important that you understand the differences and the benefits of each program before making a decision.

 

Which is better GCSE or IGCSE ?

It is not a matter of which is better as both GCSE and IGCSE is relatively similar. IGCSE is an international version of GCSE, which was developed 30 years ago by the University of Cambridge International Examinations to give students overseas access to a qualification of the same standard as GCSE. It is treated as equivalent to GCSE, British curriculum, by all colleges, universities and employers.

 

Which is better IB or IGCSE ?

It is difficult to pinpoint whether one is easier than the other or not. To some students, the IGCSE seems more theoretical. There are experiments and practicals, where students are guided by their teachers. The IB, on the other hand, focuses on each student’s interests. IB students are required to be holistic. There is participation in extracurricular activities that involve physical, creative, and humanitarian work, personal projects and extended essays.

 

Which is better IGCSE or CBSE ?

To determine which is better, it is important to look at the differences. CBSE is Central Board of Secondary Education whereas IGCSE is International General Certificate of Secondary Education. Students from any Boards can join IGCSE Board in the 9th grade whereas aspirants have to study in the CBSE Board from the very beginning so as to continue their studies up to 12th class. To some students CBSE is considered easier to score while other students find IGCSE less demanding.

 

Which is easier SAT or IGCSE ?

The SAT test is much harder than IGCSE. A lot of content on the SAT subject tests is on par with AS material. SAT test focuses on a few subjects such as maths, English, and a few subject tests like Physics, etc. Contrastingly, students can choose to study the subjects that interest them in IGCSE, and the assessment is not purely based on one exam.

 

Which is harder IB or IGCSE ?

is difficult to conclude whether one is easier than the other or not. To some students, the IGCSE seems more theoretical. There are experiments and practicals, where students are guided by their teachers. The IB, on the other hand, focuses on each student’s interests. IB students are required to be holistic. There is participation in extracurricular activities that involve physical, creative, and humanitarian work, personal projects and extended essays.

 

Which is harder IGCSE or ICSE ?

It is difficult to determine which is easier or tougher. IGCSE holds an international standards of British curriculum GCSE and is recognised globally while ICSE holds a local standard of India. The two certificates are offered by different boards and for different grades. Their main differences are based on the content, grading systems, models of teaching, and the type of system.

 

Why is IGCSE important ?

IGCSE gives students of all ability levels the freedom to choose subjects that are right for them and, thereby, the opportunity to score good grades. When completing the IGCSE exams with passing grades, the IGCSE qualification is considered as a high school certificate. In addition, IGCSE is a flexible and comprehensive course that encourage critical thinking and other beneficial skills.

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