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(International General Certificate of Secondary Education)

The IGCSE is the world's most popular international qualification for 16–18 year olds. It develops students, giving them excellent preparation for their next steps in education, including progression to AS and A Level study.

  • Globally standardised and recognised.

  • A gateway to international higher education.

  • A path to improved career prospect.

There are two governing boards which offer IGCSE

  • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).

  • Edexcel International (London Examinations).

Cambridge IGCSE examination sessions occur twice a year, in May/June and October/November. Results are issued in August and January The IGCSE is an internationally recognized British system. It is equivalent in standard to the Egyptian Thanaweya Aama.

It is accepted as a university entrance qualification by the Egyptian universities, the American University in Cairo, the German University, the British University, the private universities and most universities abroad.

In order to be promoted to year 10, students should pass in the five IGCSE Core subjects they study. Passing grades are C – G, where Grade C is the highest grade equivalent to 100% and Grade G is the lowest pass grade, equivalent to 50% in the Egyptian national system. Passing students can continue in the program system or they can transfer back into the national system or grade 10 of any other system, if they wish. 

All the students have to study four main subjects in year 10. Those subjects are Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry and English as a Second Language. A fifth Subject may be chosen as an option. For example, students coming from French preparatory schools do very well when take the French subject as a fifth subject in their first year.

Also, students in year 10 will have to study and pass the Arabic Language, Religion and Social Studies of the first Secondary (the Egyptian Curriculum). In years 11 & 12, students choose the subject they wish to study according to their preferences and to the requirements of the faculty they would like to join later.  .

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