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    Whats the difference?
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    anybody done IGCSE?
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    (Original post by cashmoneyorg)
    anybody done IGCSE?
    Yes, the general consensus is that IGCSEs are less coursework based and more exam based. IGCSE maths for example has no coursework whereas GCSE maths does.
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    (Original post by Ocassus)
    Yes, the general consensus is that IGCSEs are less coursework based and more exam based. IGCSE maths for example has no coursework whereas GCSE maths does.
    Actually I don't think GCSE maths has coursework anymore. My sister didn't do any coursework for hers when she did it 2 years ago anyway
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    IGCSEs (from CIE at least) are a fair bit harder.
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    (Original post by Tha_Black_Shinobi)
    Actually I don't think GCSE maths has coursework anymore. My sister didn't do any coursework for hers when she did it 2 years ago anyway
    Meh, its what my Maths teacher said when I asked her.

    Anyways OP there are some subtle differences in the curriculum aswell. For example, I did differentiation at Maths I GCSE, whereas that is normally A level material.

    Once again, from my teacher.
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    I do IGCSE Geography, and although I can't really compare it to GCSE Geography, I know that the course covers considerably more material- I think it's 11 modules instead of 6. Personally, I find it easier than I was expecting, but that's probably because we have a really good teacher.

    (Original post by Tha_Black_Shinobi)
    Actually I don't think GCSE maths has coursework anymore. My sister didn't do any coursework for hers when she did it 2 years ago anyway
    I know there isn't coursework for EdExcel. I'm glad.
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    so overall igcses seem to be harder as they cover more material i.e diffferentiation so do you think unis will prefer them over GCSEs? ive already got a 'B' @ Gcse and want to retake will it look better on ucas if i do an igcse on top of my B grade gcse?
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    (Original post by cashmoneyorg)
    so overall igcses seem to be harder as they cover more material i.e diffferentiation so do you think unis will prefer them over GCSEs? ive already got a 'B' @ Gcse and want to retake will it look better on ucas if i do an igcse on top of my B grade gcse?
    they are harder, but still only the equivalent of GCSE. it would be equivalent to a retake of that particular GCSE
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    (Original post by cashmoneyorg)
    so overall igcses seem to be harder as they cover more material i.e diffferentiation so do you think unis will prefer them over GCSEs? ive already got a 'B' @ Gcse and want to retake will it look better on ucas if i do an igcse on top of my B grade gcse?
    Universities don't really care tbh. The main advantage of iGCSE is that the extra material it covers will help you to adjust to A level maths, should you so choose it. I actually know a girl that thought that because she did IGCSE maths it would give her an advantage in university applications. She applied to do a course which required an A or above in GCSE maths and English, but she got a B in IGCSE maths but thought they would allow her because it was IGCSE. It turned out to be a pretty easy rejection for the univeristy
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    (Original post by Tha_Black_Shinobi)
    Universities don't really care tbh. The main advantage of iGCSE is that the extra material it covers will help you to adjust to A level maths, should you so choose it. I actually know a girl that thought that because she did IGCSE maths it would give her an advantage in university applications. She applied to do a course which required an A or above in GCSE maths and English, but she got a B in IGCSE maths but thought they would allow her because it was IGCSE. It turned out to be a pretty easy rejection for the univeristy
    thanks so not worth the effort unless you are carrying on to AS Level and want to make differentiation seem that tad bit easier ok
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    I do IGCSE for the sciences, maths and french. Personally for science it seems harder than what my friends at other schools are doing (modules for GCSE) as we have to learn our whole 2 year course for 2 hour exams, where as modules for GCSE you dont have to learn as much for one exam.
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    I'd much rather sit 10 exams at the end of a IGCSEs than a gazillion modular GCSE tests throughout the course.
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    IGCSE's are slightly harder.
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    Hi there, so I just took my IGCSE's at my old school for English as a first language, english as a second language, Portuguese, Coordinated Sciences, Geography, History and Maths. And according to my teachers who has taught both GCSE and IGCSE they state that the IGCSE method is a little bit harder if you take the higher courses like Maths Higher or Sciences Extended and all. Plus they also expressed that the IGCSE makes sure the students become more well rounded and a 'citizen of the world' because its not all about England. Now I'm not saying there is anything wrong with the GCSEs cause I never took them. But thats just what my teachers said. And in my opinion, you have to work damn hard to achieve good grades for IGCSEs because its not that easy.
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    IGCSE in some subjects are much harder .. Eg further maths which uses some content from the A level maths and further maths specs.

    Plus in some iGCSEs you can get a grade beyond an A* - e.g an A^ (called an A* with distinction) all the content on the course was much harder aswell so A^ also stands out I suppose


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    (Original post by Ocassus)
    Yes, the general consensus is that IGCSEs are less coursework based and more exam based. IGCSE maths for example has no coursework whereas GCSE maths does.
    I did Gcse maths last year but i didn't do coursework, is that due to the board(Edexcel)?
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    (Original post by zeb786)
    I did Gcse maths last year but i didn't do coursework, is that due to the board(Edexcel)?
    This thread is a couple of years old, there is no longer any coursework in GCSE maths.
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    (Original post by usycool1)
    This thread is a couple of years old, there is no longer any coursework in GCSE maths.
    I kno, i noticed that after i posted...
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    Umm, so what exactly are IGCSE's? They sound like GCSE's that you take online or something??

    This is probably completely wrong, would someone mind explaining?
 
 
 
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