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.

IGCSE Overview

  • Academic Requirements

    Completion of Grade 8/9 with grades A-C

  • English Requirements

    IELTS 4.5 or 41/70 on
    the EF English Test

  • Locations

    New York, U.S.
    Torbay, UK

  • Program Length

    2 years (6 terms)

  • Exams

    Oral and written exams at the end of the 2-year program; externally assessed; IGCSE qualification for each subject completed “core” successfully

IGCSE Curriculum

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

Physical Education:

Physical Education/Health


Additional Science, Biology, Chemistry, Combined Science, Physics

Social Science:

Business, Geography, Global Perspectives, History

Support Every Step of the Way

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 


  • Choose courses in line with your goals
  • Earn internationally recognized academic qualifications
  • Participate in co-curricular activities
  • Strengthen study habits
  • Begin university exam preparation


  • Clarify course selections
  • Suggest clubs and activities that complement your interests
  • Provide classes to develop the skills needed for SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS
  • Introduce long-term action plan to stay on track

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