"The combination of IGCSE and the IB diploma provide the ideal preparation for further education" - Mrs. Lauren Hucknall,
Assistant Head and IB Coordinator.

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is an internationally recognised qualification which schools will accept as entrance criteria for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). At GIS, we believe that the combination of both the IGCSE and IBDP provide ideal preparation for further education.

During Year 10 and 11, your child will have the opportunity to study a wide range of subject courses. Upon successful completion of each course, an International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) will be awarded.

GIS uses Cambridge International as its examining body for IGCSE, this body is an accredited organisation, whose courses are studied in over 10,000 schools in over 160 countries.

IGCSE Assessment

IGCSE courses are normally studied over a two-year period, and are assessed in different ways from subject to subject. The most common form of assessment is the controlled conditions written examination, which will take place during May and June of Year 11. Other forms of assessment include coursework and practical examinations.

Once a student has completed all of the assessment criteria for a course, they will be awarded an IGCSE from Cambridge International, with a grade to show the level of ability the student showed in the assessment. The grades awarded range from A-G, with an A* grade awarded to students who show a particularly strong ability in a subject. It is important to note that although any grade represents a passing grade, many schools and organisations consider only A*-C grades as higher-level passes grades.