what is the difference between IGCSEs and GCSEs Watch

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well the title says it all^^
im doing my a levels but I did GCSEs and now my siblings are doing IGCSEs, asked them what they were and they said they're harder, but obviously I barely think this is true and siblings just have to show off.
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They're about the same level of difficulty. I actually found GCSEs harder than iGCSEs, but that could have been because of the subjects I was doing. The only real difference is that iGCSEs are taken all over the world, I think.

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It's the same but same as other boarders its easier and harder like...

CIE English Language - super easy as it got coursework while others being reformed
AQA English Language - more tougher

but in subjects like... IGCSE Maths it's more harder.
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IGCSE is harder for maths (also more contents covered such as matrices), French and history. More contents for science (not necessarily harder questions but more contents covered)
These are from my experience, and also I've looked at other boards' papers.

English language is apparently easier. Idk about literature because I've never seen other boards' papers...

IGCSE stands for International GCSE, therefore emphasis is on world geography and history for these subjects. Case studies will be on specific places in goegraphy, and alongside with worls history there will be Depth Study on a plce of your centre's choice (I did USA, but you can do Germany, China etc). But you will not have to do any Britain specific topic.

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IGCSE is harder in general apart from English Language(it's an international gcse hence the reason it's easier). English Literature is the same level of difficulty
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English launage has no coursework in IGCSE when in normal GCSE's it does apparntely. The exams are long and appartently easier depends
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(Original post by LauraJ12)
English launage has no coursework in IGCSE when in normal GCSE's it does apparntely. The exams are long and appartently easier depends
I had to do three 800 words essays for Cambridge IGCSE English language...
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