What are the key features of IGCSE?


  • Provides an ideal foundation for higher-level courses such as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, A Levels and the North American APT (Advanced Placement Test)
  • Has worldwide recognition and is equivalent to the General Certificate of Secondary Education, and O Level
  • Offers syllabi which reflect local economies and cultures within a global context, hence ensuring that students gain a wide perspective while recognizing and valuing their own environment
  • Develops key learning, problem-solving and investigative skills by encouraging an active, critical and questioning approach to study
  • Ensures a broad-based education

What is CIE?

University of Cambridge International Examinations is the world's largest provider of education programmes and qualifications for 5–19 years old. Over 10,000 schools in 160 countries around the world offer the Cambridge qualifications. It is a part of Cambridge Assessment, a not-for-profit department of the 800 years old University of Cambridge.

Website http://www.cambridgeinternational.org/


How are IGCSE grades determined?

The IGCSE examination is suitable for virtually the whole ability range. It has an 8-point scale of grades:

A*,A, B,C,D,E,F and G.

(Grade A* is awarded for exceptional levels of achievement).

To take account of differing abilities, there is a choice between Core and Extended curriculum papers in most subjects. This allows teachers to decide on the most appropriate level of papers for their students.       

GRADES AVAILABLE

Core Curriculum

C D E F G

Extended Curriculum

A* A B C D E


Will the selection of Core or Extended paper be mentioned on the final marksheet / result / report card?

No. There will be no mention of Core or Extended selection on the marksheet.


Who will decide the Core or Extended paper for a student?

The school in consultation with the parents will decide whether a student will opt for Core or Extended paper. This decision is taken just before the exam period begins in Year 11


What options are available after completing the IGCSE Programme?

Pervious students have continued their international education at the various IB schools in Denmark, gone to A-levels in the UK or joined the Danish gymnasiums if they speak Danish.

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