IGCSE-UK stands for International General Certificate of Secondary Education. The globally accepted and approved pattern is slightly different from the curriculum that we are known about. The IGCSE-UK is a 10 Level program for students. The IGCSE-UK assessments are however conducted only by UK approved assessment boards in which Edexcel is one of the 5 boards by the government of UK to offer IGCSE-UK pattern in UK. The assessments that are conducted by IGCSE-UK Schools are not just written but include variety of tests like oral tests or even grading based on overall achievement. A practical approach is what one can find in this pattern. The grades are allocated to students based on their overall performance and they may vary from A+, A to G, where A+ is considered to be extraordinary performance and G would stand for Failure.
The examination board Edexcel offers its own version, the Edexcel IGCSE-UK:
Edexcel, formerly known as London Examination and the largest awarding body in the UK of academic and vocational qualifications, Formed over 100 years ago by a royal charter, is respected across the world as an advocate of quality education standards. Edexcel board which is present in over 110 countries worldwide offers the IGCSE-UK and GCE AS & A level qualifications for schools. Edexcel is one of the 5 boards by the government of UK to offer IGCSE-UK’s and GCE’s in state funded schools in the UK. Edexcel is one of the approved boards and an associate member of COBSE (council of boards of school education in India).