International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

The GCSE is the standard UK year 11 (16 years of age) academic qualification. IGCSE exams are the international equivalent, designed to be a better match for the needs of the global learner. These have a more accessible format and a more worldwide perspective, allowing us to cater for the needs of our students in Singapore.

Why enrol for the IGCSE programme at Insworld?

As a private school in Singapore offering IGCSE programmes, Insworld provides students with what they need to attain IGCSE qualifications. These can represent a significant stepping stone on the route to further academic achievement.

Insworld’s unique multinational community provides an ideal environment for students to study for IGCSE exams. Insworld provides individualized programmes, tailored to the unique needs of each learner. The diverse and inclusive community at Insworld provides students with the opportunity to engage in activities year-round which will develop their social and interpersonal skills as well as extending their academic knowledge and understanding.

IGCSE programmes also provide students with excellent preparation for further study at A-Level; the qualification that will enable them to get into university. Find out more about Insworld’s GCE A-Level / International Advanced Level (IAL) courses here.

What IGCSE  curriculum does Insworld follow?

Insworld follows the IGCSE programmes designed by Pearson Edexcel, a fully accredited UK Exam Board and Awarding Body. Pearson Edexcel qualifications are benchmarked against UK academic standards and are recognised internationally as having equal academic rigour to the UK GCSE. Pearson Edexcel IGCSE programmes give students a strong academic foundation in each subject, and helps to develop essential academic skills that will help them in their future endeavours.

For more information on Pearson Edexcel IGCSE programmes, click here.

What will I study for IGCSE at Insworld?

Students normally choose 6 or more subjects to study at IGCSE level. The choice of subjects may depend on their future plans or intended fields of study, in Singapore or worldwide. All subject combinations must include English Language and Mathematics, which are compulsory. When selecting non-compulsory subjects, students are recommended to consider their intended course of study at A-Levels or university.

For a personalised consultation on subject combinations at Insworld,contact us for detailed information. Other subjects offered at Insworld include:

* For selected subjects, please get in touch with us to check on subject availability at Insworld

Course Duration

6 terms (18 – 22 months)

Class Size

4 – 12 students

Main Intakes

January and July

Other Enrolment Periods

March / April
September / October

Entry Requirements

Recommended Age14-16
English ProficiencyIELTS 4.5 / TOEFL 200 or equivalent
QualificationCompleted Junior Secondary programme or equivalent

Academic Progression

On successful completion of this programme, students obtain internationally recognised qualifications which allow them to progress on to the Insworld A-Level programme, or choose other options such as applying for admission to Singapore polytechnics or state universities in the USA.

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