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The highly-prestigious IGCSE, GCSE, and GCE certificates are qualifications that are recognised throughout the world. They provide you with the basic qualification for entrance to higher education and professional studies in Kuwait and around the world. In Kuwait the British Council administers the certificates of two major UK awarding bodies, University of Cambridge International Examinations and Pearson Edexcel International.
        

WHAT IS THE IGCSE (INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION)?

Recognised throughout the world, the IGCSE develops vital educational skills, including recall of knowledge, oral skills, problem solving, initiative, team work and investigative skills. Normally studied over two years with candidates taking the exam at 16, the exams cater for different levels of ability with a choice between core and extended papers in many subjects.

The core curriculum is based on an overview of the subject and is suitable for students expected to achieve Grades C to G. The extended curriculum is more challenging and designed for students who are expected to achieve Grades A* to C. Success at IGCSE provides the foundation for higher level courses such as GCE AS & A Levels.

WHAT IS THE GCE?
The GCE is one of the most internationally recognised qualifications. You can take this qualification at the Ordinary (O) or the Advanced (A) levels, depending on what you need it for and the course you intend to follow. We advise you to take a preparation course that specifically follows a syllabus if you want to take either of these exams.
WHAT IS AN O-LEVEL?

An O-level is a qualification for students, usually taken in their final year, at the age of fifteen/sixteen. You can take any number of O-levels, depending on the qualifications that your chosen institutions ask for. Most students take up to nine O-levels after studying for two years in their chosen subjects. You also need to check that the O-level qualification you want is recognised by the institution where you want to study your A-level.

Qualifications at O-level level are sometimes demanded by universities in addition to those at A-level.

WHAT IS AN A-LEVEL?

An A-level is an Advanced level GCE qualification. This exam is normally taken by school leavers after two years of A-level study. You can take any number of A-levels; this will often depend on the qualifications that your chosen institution has asked for.

Good A-level results can give you access to undergraduate studies at some of the best higher education learning institutions in the world. A-level qualifications can also give you access to professional and vocational courses.

WHY TAKE GCE/IGCSE/GCSE EXAMINATIONS?
  • International programme
  • Exams are offered and marked by two British examining boards, Pearson Edexcel and CIE
  • Students can choose from a very wide variety of subjects at both the Ordinary and the Advanced levels
  • Subjects are offered in more than one paper which give the chance for students to distribute their efforts
  • Students can re-sit papers or subjects to improve their results
  • The teaching system of the IGCSE/GCE/GCSE programme builds skills and develops students’ abilities and personalities
  • Students with special needs are provided with the appropriate kind of arrangements.
HOW DO WE MAINTAIN THE QUALITY OF THE PROGRAMME?
  • The quality of the programme is maintained by agreement between the British Council and the two UK examining boards CIE and Pearson Edexcel
  • The programme is continuously monitored and developed by the British government
  • Schools are inspected at least once every two years
  • Examination sessions are inspected regularly by the Examining boards
  • Teachers receive on going annual training in most subjects required by schools.
HOW CAN THE PROGRAM PREPARE YOU FOR UNIVERSITY EDUCATION?

A-Level students are very well prepared for university education. A-levels are designed as pre-university courses and in many cases are considered equivalent to first year university courses.

You are advised to select the AS/A-level subjects related to the field you are interested in. If you intend to study in the UK, you have to check the requirements of the particular university you are applying for. Each university requires different combinations of subjects. For more information about studying in the UK, please visit Education UK website or contact us.

SPECIAL NEEDS

We aim to do our best to cater for candidates with special needs. We will do all we can to enable candidates to understand test questions and ways of giving answers. All candidates, irrespective of their disability, will be assessed fairly and objectively.

Candidates who require special arrangements are asked to contact us at least three months before the test date. Relevant supporting materials such as medical certificates should be submitted during registration.

DISCLAIMER
The British Council and the Examining Boards take all reasonable steps to provide continuity of service. Therefore, please understand that we cannot be held responsible for any interruptions caused by circumstances beyond our control. If examinations or their results are disrupted, cancelled or delayed, every effort will be made to resume normal service as soon as possible. The British Council’s liability will be limited to the refund of the registration fee or retesting at a later date.

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