IGCSE or the International General Certification of Secondary Education, as the name suggests is one of the Cambridge Pathway and covers
This can be perceived like the IB MYP, the only difference being that IGCSE follows a specific curriculum whereas IB just provides the framework.
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After completing the IGCSE levels- grades 6th to the 10th, IGCSE gets replaced by “AS” level (11th grade) and “A” level (12th grade)
The students need to clear the exams conducted by Pearson Edexcel International or CAIE (Cambridge Assessment International Education) to be able to take the “AS” or the “A” levels. They have an option to take the IB Diploma programme too. After the completion of IGCSE examination in the 10th grade, a student gets either a CIE certification or an IGCSE certification, which entirely depends on the school he/she is attending.
IGCSE offers up to 70 subjects to its students, including more than 30 languages. Students can take them in any combinations. The groups under which the subjects are ordered are
Students have to choose 2 languages, one subject each from groups 2 to 5. The 7th subject can be chosen from any group 2 to 5.
Apart from giving an international education certificate, high scores on the IGCSE have other benefits too
So, now how does one prepare himself for the IGCSE examinations and ace them? Let us explore the various tips to the prepping.
The more time you have, the more relaxed you can be and the better you can prepare and understand what you need to get good grades.
Revision tables are extremely important to the success of your education. To make the perfect revision timetable, out need to follow the process of:
There is no point in scheduling 20 hours of study for the day, yet you need to be aware of the ground you have to cover and plan for a tough but realistic schedule. Setting a goal before your study session is a good way to keep yourself on track. This way you will be able to review your progress.
As you prepare take notes. This is an important skill to have. These notes should cover the key aspects of each subject – key concepts, equations or examples associated. Do not try to cover in detail as it will be difficult for you to remember. Once the notes are jotted down, create summaries, and keep going over them. As you recall the points, you will be able to recall the details associated with them too.
The method of study varies from student to student. Some may be comfortable studying in home and some may study when they are outside. Some would prefer to study late night and others may prefer to study early morning. Understanding and discovering your style may take many trials and errors. But in the end the most suitable pattern of study for you will be the most effective one. Further it is also beneficial to understand what study tools are best suited for you. When you are able to identify whether you are visual, auditory, reading/writing, or kinesthetic learner, you will remember and retain the new information better.
Save you time and energy by enrolling in grades booster programmes, where the expertise and experience of the teachers can be used efficiently to learn strategies and techniques that will help you prepare for the IGCSE examinations.
Opening a question paper in the examination hall is always a nerve-wracking moment. The way you teacher can help you prepare for the exam.
It is highly recommended that you work on the past question papers rather than the questions in the textbooks. Questions in the textbooks mostly test the fundamental concepts while the questions in the past papers are a real deal. Practice as many papers as you can. This will make you more familiar with the question structure and style and the exam format. Also, when you are practicing the question papers, you can time yourself and prep as you would for an actual exam. And after much practice you will find yourself comfortable handling the time pressure.
After finishing the paper, mark your answers diligently against the answer sheet. The answer sheet also works as model on how the Cambridge would want to mark the answers.
Look for the past papers online at the Cambridge IGCSE Past Exam Papers.
Ensure that you get enough exercise and sleep to be focused have improve concentration.
The day or night before the IGCSE examination can be very stressful for you. A few tips for you
After the paper is over, do not look back and dwell on the mistakes or the questions you couldn’t attempt. You need to focus on the next exam and try extra hard for the upcoming paper.
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