IGCSE

About CIE


University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the world’s largest provider of international qualifications for 5–19 year olds. It is a part of the University of Cambridge and a not-for-profit organisation.


 Mission


The  mission is to work in partnership with education providers worldwide to deliver high-quality and leading-edge assessment services. We aim to be the preferred international provider of assessment services in the world through harnessing potential, lasting partnerships, high quality, charitable status and innovation.


Developing successful students


CIE was formally established in 1998 to provide high-quality, leading-edge qualifications that meet the ongoing demands of employers and educators across the world.


They offer a broad range of internationally recognised qualifications, both academic and vocational, which we have designed to develop successful students worldwide. These include general qualifications including Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge International A Level, Cambridge O Level and Cambridge Pre-U, a new post-16 qualification, plus a range of vocational Cambridge International Diplomas.


Working with governments around the world


CIE has worked in partnership with ministries of education, qualifications authorities and examination and assessment boards around the world for over 150 years. In some countries such as Singapore Cambridge examinations are the state qualification for students in secondary school. Tens of thousands of students take Cambridge O Levels every year.


In other parts of the world such as Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland, CIE has worked with governments to reform education systems, and helped to localise examinations by training officials, teachers, markers and examiners in curriculum development and assessment.


Governance


CIE is part of Cambridge Assessment, Europe’s largest assessment agency and a department of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge Assessment was established in 1858 as the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).


. ABOUT   IGCSE 


The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a globally recognised qualification, offer by the world famous University  of Cambridge .


IGCSE, formed in 1988, It develops and encourages vital educational skills, including oral skills, investigative skills, problem solving, team work, recall of knowledge, and initiative.. The IGCSE programme has worldwide status and credibility. In India, the course is delivered in over 200 schools .. It is recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as being at par with CBSE, ICSE, etc.


Schools worldwide have helped develop Cambridge IGCSE. It incorporates the best in international education for students at this level. It develops in line with changing needs, and is regularly updated and extended. Cambridge IGCSE teachers can draw on excellent resources, training and advice from subject experts.


How does the IGCSE compare to other programmes like CBSE, ICSE or the Middle Years Programme of the IB?


Like other modern programmes, IGCSE offers a wider range of subjects and encourages high academic standards through a practical approach to teaching and learning. Assessment is not limited to conventional written papers and they consist of a variety of tests e.g. oral and listening tests.

·     IGCSE is a balanced curriculum and a flexible course of study.

·     Most subjects offer a choice between core curriculum and extended curriculum. This gives students of all ability levels the freedom to choose subjects that are right for them and, thereby, the opportunity to score good grades.

·     The core curriculum is an overview of the subject and is suitable for students who are expected to achieve grades C to G.


Qualifications


CIE offers a wide range of  school programmes


Academic Qualifications


Upper Secondary
16-18yrs

Middle Secondary
14-16yrs

Lower Secondary
11-14yrs

Primary
5-11yrs