About International GCSE
International GCSEs have many of the recognized qualities of our GCSEs but have less focus on controlled assessment (coursework) and more emphasis on exams. Usually International GCSEs are taken by 14-16 year olds in schools and colleges but you can take them at any age if you want to gain a qualification in a subject you are interested in.
International GCSEs – what are they?
The qualification mainly involves studying the theory of a subject combined with some investigative work. They are usually studied full-time at school or college, taking two years to complete. Adult learners can take evening classes or teach themselves. There are no formal entry requirements and no age limits.
Why take International GCSEs?
International GCSEs are highly valued by schools, colleges and employers. They are recognized as equivalent, grade for grade, to our GCSEs. They are the first step in providing access to a range of careers or further study.