The British Council makes the whole exam process more straightforward. After all, we help two million people take international exams every year. Here are some things you should know about IGCSEs.
IGCSEs/International GCSEs usually take two years to complete. Assessment ranges from written to oral tests, as well as practical exams and coursework.
Please note that the British Council in Australia can ONLY offer written examination papers.
You can choose from more than 70 different subjects – from maths to English. Available subjects vary depending on your school, country and chosen exam board.
Exams are offered through two main exam boards, Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and Pearson Edexcel. Your school may already use a particular board.
Please note: if you take an exam with CIE, you will be studying for an IGCSE.
If you take an exam with Pearson Edexcel, you will be studying for an International GCSE.
Find out which board is right for you.
The IGCSE/International GCSE core curriculum is suitable for students who expect to achieve grades C to G. An extended curriculum offers more challenging content for students aiming for grades A* to C.
GRADES AND MARKING
Your results are assessed using internationally-recognised A* to G grades. The exam papers are all marked centrally in the UK.
WHEN WILL YOU GET YOUR RESULTS?
Results will be posted to you once received by the British Council in Australia.
Find out more about getting your results.
An IGCSE/International GCSE can be your first step toward further education, such A- and AS-levels or even university placements.
Find out more about A-levels.