Cambridge IGCSE

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.

Cambridge – IGCSE Subjects

Subject Name Exam Code Duration
Accounting #0452 40
Arabic – First Language #0508 38
Arabic – Foreign Language #0544 38
Biology #0610 40
Business Studies #0450 40
Chemistry #0620 40
Computer Studies #0420 38
Economics #0455 46
English – First Language #0500 42
English – Literature #0486 42
English – Second Language (count-in oral) #0511 42
English – Second Language (oral endorsement) #0510 42
Enterprise – New #0454 42
Environmental Management #0680 40
French – First Language #0501 40
French – Foreign Language #0520 40
Geography #0460 38
Global Perspectives – New #0457 38
History  #0470 38
Information and Communication Technology #0417 38
International Mathematics #0607 48
Islamiyat – New #0493 38
Mathematics – 0580 #0580 48
Mathematics – Additional – 0606 #0606 48
Mathematics (with coursework) – 0581 #0581 48
Physics – 0625 #0625 46
Religious Studies – 0490 #0490 38
Science – Combined #0653 58
Sciences – Co-ordinated (Double) – 0654 #0654 48
Sociology – 0495 #0495 40
Spanish – First Language – 0502 #0502 40
Spanish – Foreign Language – 0530 #0530 40
Spanish – Literature – 0488 #0488 40
Travel and Tourism #0471 40
World Literature – New #0408 42