International General Certifcate of Secondary Education

What is IGCSE ?

International General Certificate of Secondary Education or IGCSE are UK based exams developed by University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).
Another examination board, Edexcel, also has its own version known as Edexcel IGCSE which is offered in some international schools here in Thailand.

IGCSE Exams are offered every May-June and October-November by Cambridge International Examinations, University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate and can be taken at British Council Thailand.
The IGCSE is a balanced international curriculum which is designed to encourage high academic standards through a practical approach to teaching and learning.

The IGCSE exams are also designed to take account of differing abilities of students; there is a choice between Core and Extended in most subjects. This allows students the option to choose a level that is most applicable to their needs.

Successful candidates receive a certificate which is internationally recognised as equivalent in standard to the British GCSE and international GCE ‘O’ level examinations.

Candidates wishing to enter British Universities are normally required to have 2 or 3 “A” level subjects in addition to 5 IGCSE passes. However, it is strongly advised to check the entrance requirements of each university individually.

Why should I consider IGCSE ?

IGCSE’s are UK based exams, If you receive grade C or above in five IGCSE’s (two of which must be Maths and English) you will have the equivalence of Mathayom 6. IGCSE’s are accepted by the Ministry of Education as High school certificates that can be used for college and university entry here in Thailand.

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