Indian Educational Boards - IGCSE


International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) has worldwide credibility, an academically meticulous, specialized, English language syllabus internationally used, which is offered to students to qualify them for International Baccalaureate and CIE A-level. This syllabus is appropriate for children whose parents are NRI or who plan to relocate internationally, so that the studies can be managed efficiently. IGCSE assessment is managed by two elite UK assessment bodies: Edexcel (also known as London Examinations) and Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). Cambridge IGCSE is the world's most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. IGCSE English is a truly international qualification, recognized all round the world. The General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level, also called the O level or O-level, is a subject-based academic qualification. Cambridge O Level is an internationally recognized qualification equivalent to Cambridge IGCSE and the UK GCSE (an academically internationally recognized qualification by Commonwealth countries with education systems similar to the UK education system.) The other part of GCE is Advanced level or A Level, which students enter after completing O level. IGCSE is one of the most sought-after qualifications in the world for each subject, the certificate indicates the grades scored, and not pass or fail. O-levels are dominantly exam-based; each subject is a separate O level in its own benefit. IGCSE offers more than 70 subjects; students are required to take a least of 5 or a maximum of 14 subjects. Students who have completed O level are considered to have completed formal education at approximately age 17.

There are five Subject Groups in IGCSE with numerous subjects to choose from, in each group:

Group 1: Languages (First Language, Second Language, Foreign Language, etc.)
Group 2: Humanities and Social Sciences (English Literature, Geography, History, etc.)
Group 3: Sciences (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, etc.)
Group 4: Mathematics (Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, etc.)
Group 5: Creative, Technical & Vocational (Accounting, Computer Studies, Business Studies, Music, etc.).

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