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    Do colleges and universities see iGCSEs as any better, or worse, than normal GCSEs?

    I'm taking Cambridge iGCSEs in; chemistry, physics and biology. Is this actually regarded as hard/easier, or do they actually not care?
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    (Original post by charlotte243)
    Do colleges and universities see iGCSEs as any better, or worse, than normal GCSEs?

    I'm taking Cambridge iGCSEs in; chemistry, physics and biology. Is this actually regarded as hard/easier, or do they actually not care?
    No, they don't - universities tend to look upon them equally.
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    Private schools are renowned for offering IGCSEs over GCSEs, which are regarded as harder and more challenging than the standard GCSE qualification (though, as an IGCSE English student, I believe is more based on personal opinion!).
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    (Original post by CharmingCat)
    Private schools are renowned for offering IGCSEs over GCSEs, which are regarded as harder and more challenging than the standard GCSE qualification (though, as an IGCSE English student, I believe is more based on personal opinion!).
    Ah ok thank you! I go to a public school, but I'm finding the iGCSE sciences pretty tough, but the geography is the opposite!
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    (Original post by usycool1)
    No, they don't - universities tend to look upon them equally.
    Ok thanks!
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    Well, I personally did my iGCSE's all in Edexcel (Which is a lot easier than CIE).
    For uni, the iGCSE's are considered to be equivalent to GCSE's.
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    (Original post by charlotte243)
    Do colleges and universities see iGCSEs as any better, or worse, than normal GCSEs?

    I'm taking Cambridge iGCSEs in; chemistry, physics and biology. Is this actually regarded as hard/easier, or do they actually not care?
    iGCSE only matters if you take your qualifications abroad seeing it is in the US too. My school changed my Spanish GCSE from Edexcel to Cambridge iGCSE, claiming that it'll prepare students more for the IB and that frustrated me because it's so much harder
 
 
 
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