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Are IGCSEs harder than GCSEs?
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Are IGCSEs harder than GCSEs?
I believe they are a tiny bit harder. Generally the same level though.
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AQA iGCSE modern foreign languages are harder than the normal AQA GCSE, in my opinion, mainly because you don't know the questions on the speaking exam beforehand.

Some, like CIE iGCSE English Language, seem easier - anyhow, my school gets far more A*s at iGCSE than at GCSE...

oh yeah another big thing is that iGCSEs don't have any coursework or controlled assessment rubbish; you do all your iGCSE in exams

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AQA iGCSE modern foreign languages are harder than the normal AQA GCSE, in my opinion, mainly because you don't know the questions on the speaking exam beforehand.

Some, like CIE iGCSE English Language, seem easier - anyhow, my school gets far more A*s at iGCSE than at GCSE...

oh yeah another big thing is that iGCSEs don't have any coursework or controlled assessment rubbish; you do all your iGCSE in exams

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Yeah, igcses do have coursework. I did it for english.
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IGCSEs or GCSEs

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3338831

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Sciences are much harder
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YES, I'm doing all IGCSEs except for RS and Drama and they are very mind boggling.
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Are IGCSEs harder than GCSEs?
Yes in most, as when I look at GCSE Chemistry/Physics it looks like babywork

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AQA iGCSE modern foreign languages are harder than the normal AQA GCSE, in my opinion, mainly because you don't know the questions on the speaking exam beforehand.

Some, like CIE iGCSE English Language, seem easier - anyhow, my school gets far more A*s at iGCSE than at GCSE...

oh yeah another big thing is that iGCSEs don't have any coursework or controlled assessment rubbish; you do all your iGCSE in exams

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But CIE Physics/Chemistry is very alike AQA AS-Level how do I know? I'm homestudying AS/CIE together.
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(Original post by marmalade624)
AQA iGCSE modern foreign languages are harder than the normal AQA GCSE, in my opinion, mainly because you don't know the questions on the speaking exam beforehand.

Some, like CIE iGCSE English Language, seem easier - anyhow, my school gets far more A*s at iGCSE than at GCSE...

oh yeah another big thing is that iGCSEs don't have any coursework or controlled assessment rubbish; you do all your iGCSE in exams

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I did IGCSE Language and Literature and it had coursework
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IGCSE is way to hard compared to gcse

Igcse is similar to alevels tbh
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ok i was evidently wrong about the coursework thing but i think by nature iGCSEs are more exam-based, at least they are at my school, since every practical hands on subject is GCSE (ie no iGCSE Art or DT for us) - this is just from my experience though

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