Schools can offer any combination of subjects. Each subject is certificated separately. Over 70 subjects, including 30 languages, are available to choose from, offering a variety of routes for learners of different abilities.
Regularly updated and extended
Schools can build a core curriculum, extend it to suit their students and introduce cross-curricular perspectives. Schools worldwide have helped develop Cambridge IGCSE. It incorporates the best in international education for students at this level and develops in line with changing needs. The IGCSE is therefore regularly updated and extended. Cambridge IGCSE teachers can draw on excellent resources, training and advice from subject experts.
Assessment takes place at the end of the course and includes written, oral, coursework and practical assessment. Grading is on an international eight-point scale (A*-G) and grades A to E are equivalent to O Level grades A to E. 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.