The International General Certificate of Secondary Education
At Phorms Taunus Campus, students can take the exam for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) from Year 10. In the British school system, the GCSE is regarded as the most important final exam for secondary school level one (“high school”) and has been carried out in around 1500 schools in 120 countries throughout the world for almost 30 years.
Students usually sit GCSE exams in eight to fifteen subjects. The spectrum of marks ranges from A*, the highest mark, to G, the lowest, or U for unclassified: A* • A • B • C • D • E • F • G • U
Performance at the end of Year 10 provides an idea of whether a pupil is prepared for the demands of an ongoing academic path. Moreover, IGCSEs help students decide which subjects to take in future years. The ICGSE is recognised throughout the world by academic institutions and employers. Students learn to think creatively, to research, and to solve problems.