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why do some people do internationalgcses eventhough they are living in the UK?
I Know its coz their school offers it to them...but why? wouldnt it be better to do gcses
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I do IGCSE AQA Further Maths cos they don't provide it otherwise

Dk about others tho
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because they are thickos
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because they are smart asses
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because they are smart asses
are igcses harder?
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are igcses harder?
The English iGCSE is certainly easier. When schools realised this they soon switched in the hope of students getting higher grades, and over a third of students in England didn't do a proper GCSE. After a few years the government finally cotttoned on and took iGCSE's out of school league tables.
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The English iGCSE is certainly easier. When schools realised this they soon switched in the hope of students getting higher grades, and over a third of students in England didn't do a proper GCSE. After a few years the government finally cotttoned on and took iGCSE's out of school league tables.
ah, right i see. That makes sense. Thanks
Btw are you actually a teacher? An Eng lit teacher comes to my mind.
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Normally it's an attempt by private schools to subvert exam reforms. State schools would not do so because they are not included in league tables.
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Normally it's an attempt by private schools to subvert exam reforms. State schools would not do so because they are not included in league tables.
From what i am aware state chools are included in the gcse league tables....
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From what i am aware state chools are included in the gcse league tables....
Sorry if I made it unclear, I mean that iGCSEs are not considered in league tables.
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Sorry if I made it unclear, I mean that iGCSEs are not considered in league tables.
oh right, okay. Yeah thats true majority of the schools that do IGCSE are private.
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oh right, okay. Yeah thats true majority of the schools that do IGCSE are private.
Also, state schools do not get funding for CIE iGCSEs. I'm not sure if this is also the case for Edexcel iGCSEs.
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Btw are you actually a teacher? An Eng lit teacher comes to my mind.
Yes, not a very original choice of name, but it hopefully avoids confusion
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IGCSEs are linear, so perfect for private candidates and other people who cannot regularly go to school for any reason ( insert suitable reason here). As GCSEs are modular, it’s kind of hard to do it when you don’t go to school regularly.
IGCSEs are generally harder for most subjects and are easier to fail in. Think about it, the exams you write at the end of year 11 is everything and most subjects typically don’t have coursework. So if you don’t work or fall ill in the exam month, you’ll fail.
However English is usually easier. I did IGCSE FLE 0500 from CAIE ( formerly CIE ) and it was easier than the GCSE english my friends did. For starters, no literary stuff like quotes and analysis. You get everything you need in the insert. You can type IGCSE FLE in google and click on the first link from Cambridge to learn more.
Honestly , paper 2 question 2 was a pointless mark scoring exercise ( identify and explain for powerful words or phrases and their effects )
Cheers !
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