About CAMBRIDGE IGCSE
The IGSCE stands for International General Certificate of Secondary Education. It was founded by University of Cambridge International Examinations. It is an international English language based curriculum which helps the students to prepare themselves for International Baccalaureate, A Level and BTEC level 3 examinations.
The IGCSE is a qualification which is based on individual subjects. The student will receive the degree for the subject which he or she has studied. As per the curriculum of IGCSE, it includes a first language, second language, Mathematics, any of the subjects from the Science stream and any number of additional courses from Social Sciences to Creative Arts.
Cambridge IGCSE offers a comprehensive study program to the students and covers a number of subjects like languages, Humanities, Social Science, Mathematics, Creative, Technical and Vocational. It also allows the students to study the subjects in their regional language so that they feel comfortable if they have not studied the English language before.
Cambridge IGCSEs are studied in more than 70 subjects by students in over 120 countries worldwide.
The IGCSE is graded on an 8-point scale from A* to G with a 9th grade "U" signifying "Ungraded".
The Cambridge IGCSE board offers an ICE (International Certificate of Education) group qualification for candidates who achieve 7 subject passes A*-C across the following groups:
- Group I: Languages
- Group II: Humanities and Social Sciences
- Group III: Sciences
- Group IV: Mathematics
- Group V: Creative, Technical and Vocational
- Group VI: ICT
The ICE is awarded in three grades: Distinction, Merit and Pass.
In addition, to award top candidates with the uppermost achievement, Cambridge awards "Outstanding Achievement Awards" in the categories of "top in country", and "top in world" for each subject.