IGCSE qualification for a better future

IGCSE stands for International General Certification of Secondary Education. It’s an international secondary qualification equivalent to UK’s GCSE or O Levels (Ordinary Level). It is offered by three different exam boards including Cambridge Examinations, Pearson Edexcel and Oxford AQA. Students with IGCSE qualifications are recognised worldwide including at top universities such as Oxford, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, etc.

IGCSE qualification for a better future

Edexcel International GCSEs are versions of the UK regulated GCSEs, with content and assessment specifically for international learners. Designed to be engaging, internationally appropriate and of equivalent standard to the UK versions, Edexcel International GCSEs provide students with the skills and knowledge they will need to successfully progress to A Levels, onto university and into employment.

Developing world-class students with IGCSE qualification

  • Here are just some of the reasons why more than 100,000 learners across Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America choose to study Edexcel International GCSEs:
  • Edexcel International GCSEs are currently available in 40 subjects, offering more choice to students wanting to study a variety of topics.
  • Edexcel International GCSEs help students apply to study and work across the world. Recognised by employers and educators worldwide, they are equivalent, the grade for grade, to UK GCSEs, with the same status for university entry requirements.

Supporting progression to further study

Edexcel International GCSEs have been designed to support progression to further study, including A levels and beyond. UK Universities are familiar with and support the new 9–1 grading scale for university admissions, alongside GCE A Level / International Advanced Level (IAL) qualifications.

The UK government and UK NARIC (UK National Agency for the Recognition and Comparison of International Qualifications and Skills) continue to communicate with Universities and Government Ministries across the world endorsing the new 9–1 grading scale. We support this effort, to ensure that the updated Edexcel International GCSEs go on providing a clear progression pathway to global universities.

IGCSE is designed for international students

Edexcel International GCSEs that are valued by teachers and students to have included more international topics and examples, using local contexts where possible. This is to ensure that the content of the qualifications is even more relevant and engaging for students around the world, allowing for learning in a local context to a global standard. We have also updated qualification content to reflect the latest thinking in each subject.

“It is like a global passport, it offers me worldwide recognition and I can go anywhere with my Edexcel qualifications.”

Nikita Jha

Pearson Edexcel International

GCSE student at Sayfol International School, Malaysia