International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
Secondary education is undergoing considerable transformation in many parts of the world, with the aim of improving the quality of education and its suitability for each and every student. To this end, teachers and educators have expressed the need for a wider curriculum specifically tailored to international needs, with an assessment system appropriate for students of all abilities. After extensive consultation with international educationists, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) was developed to meet these needs, particularly for ages between 14 and 16.
Kent has recently introduced this curriculum into our system, fusing it with the GES curriculum. It is currently being used at grade (4-6) level in the form of the Pre-IGCSE to prepare students for the IGCSE.