The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is the world’s most popular international qualification for students in the first two years of high school. The IGCSE certificate program provides excellent preparation for the A-Level or IB program and is recognized by top universities and employers worldwide.
Completion of Grade 8/9 with grades A-C
IELTS 4.5 or 41/70 on
the EF English Test
New York, U.S.
2 years (6 terms)
Oral and written exams at the end of the 2-year program; externally assessed; IGCSE qualification for each subject completed “core” successfully
You will select courses from a core group of subjects as well as electives from subjects like foreign languages, art or humanities. At the end of the program, you will receive an IGCSE qualification for each subject that you complete successfully.
|Art & Design, Careers, Communication Arts, Critical Reading & Writing, Drama, Enterprise, IT, Media, Music|
|Chinese, English, French, Self-taught Native Language, Spanish, World Literature|
|Additional Mathematics, Advanced Mathematics, International Mathematics, Mathematics|
|Additional Science, Biology, Chemistry, Combined Science, Physics|
|Business, Geography, Global Perspectives, History|
Your path to university begins as soon as you enroll. Counselors work closely with you to select courses, choose enrichment activities and plan practical experiences that will maximize your potential and complement your career goals and plans.
Discover your academic interests and prepare yourself for IB or A-Levels
“I decided to attend EF Academy in the UK because I wanted to challenge myself and have a new experience. Our teachers are really supportive. I like the way that they care not just about my grades, but also about my emotions and how I’m feeling. They take good care of me.”Read More Ben Treeyapong, Thailand EF Academy Torbay
“The IGCSE program allows you to choose your focus, which is important because you put more effort into something that interests you. And as part of the Cambridge educational system, IGCSE courses carry more weight in university admissions.”Read More Livia Ulrich, Switzerland EF Academy New York
“The Global Perspectives portion of the IGCSE program allows us to choose a topic that interests us, do our own research, and prove our thesis. For my individual research project, I studied how gender discrimination affects poverty. It was good preparation for the Extended Essay project in the IB Diploma program.”Read More Debanhi Jimenez Reyes, Mexico EF Academy New York
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