What are the iGCSEs?
The iGCSEs (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) are the world’s most popular international qualification for 14-16 year olds. They are recognized by leading universities and employers worldwide and have been developed for over 25 years. Our iGCSEs are examined by University of Cambridge International Examinations. The Anglophone Section prepares students for iGCSEs in the following subjects: English First Language – Language and English First Language – Literature.
Students follow a two-year course, which begins in 3e and is concluded in 2e. It is designed in accordance with the current Cambridge International Examinations syllabus. A full copy of this syllabus can be found on the link: Cambridge Website.
All 3e students are entered to sit the Cambridge English Language iGCSE in May.
2h exam: reading passages (50%)
Coursework portfolio: 3 assignments (50%)
International Brevet: 20 minutes oral exam
Each coursework piece is drafted, marked by the teacher giving pointers to the student as to how it can be improved and then redrafted before being awarded a mark and band.
After the iGCSE exam students focus on the Shakespeare text they will be studying in 2nde; in 3e this will be used for the Brevet oral exam.
What is the iDNB?
Further information about the iDNB – Option International French Brevet- can be found here.