Questions Everyone Ask About IGCSE

GSCE is an acronym for International General Certificate of Secondary Education. Simply, it is a certificate that every students gets after the completion of their secondary school education. Most of the time students after completing their IGCSE moves further for taking their pre university studies. IGCSE is same as SPM but the only difference is that it is more recognized and accepted on an international levels.

However, in Malaysia, there are students who face difficulty to complete their IGCSE degree so they can consider IGCSE tuition Penang. Also, there is English tuition in KL for those people who face difficulty with this international language.

So this is something very basic about IGCSE, here are some more things everyone is curious to know about IGCSE.

1.    What is The Age Limit for Taking IGCSE?

Most of the candidates taking IGCSE exams are the students of secondary school 14 to 17 years. But, the best thing is that there is no age limit or restriction for these exams. Anyone can take these examinations even adults who want personal education.

2.    Is There Any Difference Between triple Science, Coordinated Science and Combines Science?

Yes there is difference in between these subjects and the major different is the number of certificated gives to each. Triple science provides three separate IGCSE certificates for each subject that is biology, chemistry and physics. Students study about each subject in detail and give separate exam for each so gets separate certificates.

Coordinated science is considered as a single subject but it still has double award qualification that is equals to two IGCSE certificates. Students still study the three sciences but in less depth.

Then comes combines science that is quite similar to coordinated science but only awards one IGCSE certificate. Students opted for coordinated or combined science only requires to give one examination that combines all three types of sciences in one exam.

3.    What is IGCSE Based on, Coursework or Exams?

Actually this depends on the school and subject both. Most of the subjects are entirely examination based but there are a few subjects that demands coursework. Such type of subjects are design and technology, art and design, drama, etc. Moreover, there are also some subjects that requires both exams alongside coursework.

Schools can also choose if they want to include coursework or not.

4.    What is The Minimum Number of Subjects Needed for IGCSE?

The minimum number of subjects to get an IGCSE is 5 and the maximum is 14. The number of subject the student chooses totally up to him. However, those subjects must include the core subjects that are science, Mathematics and English. Apart from the core subject, the student is free to choose any subject of his wish.

5.    What is ICE?

ICE is acronym for International Certificate for Education. It requires 7 subjects minimum to choose from 5 different groups. A students having this certificate shows that he is an all-rounder student.

The composition of ICE is;

  • 2 subjects from group 1
  • 1 subject from each group except 1
  • 7th subject from any group

6.    What Are The Groups Offered in Malaysian Schools?

These are 5 groups offered in Malaysian schools, which are;

  • Group 1: Languages
  • Group 2: Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Group 3: Pure Sciences
  • Group 4: Mathematics
  • Group 5: Professional and creative

Final Words:

All in all, IGCSE is an important exam that every student should consider giving. It includes a great deal of subjects that students can choose from. If you are facing difficulty then join IGCSE tuition Penang in Malaysia.