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IGCSE and GCE qualifications from the UK

Do you want to study at an institute for further or higher education? Do you want to study for professional qualifications in the UK? Then the General Certificate of Education (GCE) could help you. We offer you a wide range of GCE (General Certificate of Education) qualifications, which you can sit for in one of our centres. We can also offer help and advice on choosing the right exam for you.

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.

Where can I find out more?
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