The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (abbreviated as IGCSE) is an academically rigorous, internationally used, specialised, English language curriculum which is offered to students to prepare them for International Baccalaureate and A-level study. It is based on the GCE O-Level and is recognised as being equivalent to the GCSE.
The majority of our IGCSE courses follow the Edexcel syllabus, with History, Sociology and Travel and Tourism following the CIE (Cambridge International Examinations) syllabus. Specification documents can be found on each course page. These allow for an overview of what will be covered within the course itself.
The IGCSE is exam-based and is designed to test knowledge in individual subjects in the same way as Advanced Placement exams and SAT Subject Tests. For this reason, it is also a viable option for many home-schooling educators or in Adult education, when one is seeking a qualification but has no time to attend full-time school classes. Its academic worth is comparable to many Secondary School curricula worldwide, such as England’s GCSE, the American GED or High school diploma, Hong Kong’s HKCEE and Singapore’s O-Level.
Do you need a GCSE for PGCE? Our IGCSE courses are perfect if you are looking to apply for teacher training. Often students don't realise that despite having a degree, you still require a minimum of a C grade in Maths, English and Science in order to apply for teacher training. At CloudLearn we specialise in preparing PGCE students for the C+ grade they require quickly and painlessly. As our tutors are also qualified teachers there is no one better to help guide you and give advice when it comes to your future career in teaching!
The IGCSE prepares students for further academic study, including progression to AS Level and A Level study, Cambridge Pre-U, IB Diploma Programme and other equivalents. It is recognised by academic institutions and employers around the world and is considered by many institutions as equivalent to the standard GCSE.
Our IGCSEs are supported for 12 months, however students are able to ‘Fast Track’ their learning should they wish to expedite the achievement of qualification.