What is GCSE ?
The GCSE stands for the General Certificate of Secondary Education.
The GCSE is a curriculum designed for secondary school students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In Contrast, State schools in Scotland generally use their own exam system called Scottish Qualifications Certificate rather than the GCSE, but there are a number of increasing private schools in Scotland which offer the GCSE as an alternative option. The GCSE is generally viewed as an equivalent to the IGCSE in terms of difficulty, although some agure that IGCSE is more challenging due the the inflating grades of the GCSE in recent years, there are also others who argue otherwise.
Recently, the GCSE has been reformed to use the new 9-1 grading system along with various changes across various subjects.
What is IGCSE?
The IGCSE stands for The International General Certificate of Secondary Education.
Originally developed by University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), it is a curriculum designed as an alternative to national curricula for secondary school students, most of whom start studying the syllabus in Year 10 and take the exam in Year 11. Many of those who take the IGCSE view it as preparation before they move on to exam systems of higher levels, such as International Baccalaureate, A-Level and BTEC Level 3. For Hong Kong students, there are two exam boards offering their own versions of the IGCSE, notably Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) (formerly known as CIE) and Pearson Edexcel. Students can register for the IGCSE through Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority.
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