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IGCSE - International General Certificate of Secondary Education

What are the benefits of the IGCSE?

-       The IGCSE is recognized by the Thai Ministry of Education as the equivalent to a Thai high school diploma.

-       Students can choose the subjects and the level of difficulty that they want to take (see Core and Extended Level).

-       Grade C in IGCSE English (both First Language and Second Language) satisfies the English proficiency requirements of a number of universities in the UK and other Anglophone countries.

-       Grade C in both IGCSE and O Level Mathematics satisfies the matriculation requirements of universities in the UK, many Anglophone countries and other countries across the world.

The Test

The IGCSE is normally held twice a year only:

 

IGCSE Timetable

Test Registration

Test Dates

Results issued in

First Round

July

 

October & November

January

Second Round

December

 

May & June

August

Note: If the candidate does not achieve the desired grade he/she can re-register without having to pay the late registration fee.

 

The test is divided into 2 different levels as follows:

1.     Core Level is the measurement of the student’s knowledge of a specific subject at a less in-depth level; the number of questions and time allocated for the test are less than those of the Extended Level. The grades that each student can earn are C, D, E, F and G.

 

2.     Extended Level is the compilation of the Core Curriculum and other specific materials; the grades that each student can possibly earn are A, B, C, D, E, F and G.

In Thailand, students can apply to write the IGCSE test at the British Council, which has adopted the University of Cambridge International Examination (CIE); each student has the option to select more than 5 subject tests, but only 5 subjects with a grade of A, B or C can be selected for submission to the Ministry of Education in Thailand in order to be recognized as being the equivalent of a Thai high school diploma.

IGCSE subjects offered at WSC

Accounting

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Additional Mathematics

Environmental Management

Biology

Geography

Business Studies

World History

Chemistry

English Literature

Combined Science

Mathematics

Coordinated Sciences

Physics

Development Studies

Religious Studies

Economics

Travel and Tourism

Note: Students can choose between individual and group study.