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The International General Certificate in Secondary Education is the foreign counterpart of English students’ qualifying examinations. This is a rigorous academic exam for students who want to get accepted in international schools.
The following are the benefits of the international GCSE program in Thailand for students who take them:
- The program is internationally recognized.
- The international GCSE program in Thailand is useful to gain entry to top universities in Thailand.
- The program is recognized by the major employers worldwide,
- It is extremely useful in getting a slot at the most respected Thai international schools.
Many international schools in Thailand recognize the importance of the IGCSE program. It gives the students unique challenges while preparing for it. Why do schools know this? It’s because most of the staff in international schools in Thailand have also taken the English exams during their school days.
Who is IGCSE for?
The program is designed for students who desire to have a qualification that is internationally recognized to show their proficiency and skills in various subjects which would lead them to get further education in institutions across the world. The ages covered are usually 15-16 years old. This is ideal for students whose main language is not English.
What is in the examination?
Every subject has two curricula to follow. The core curriculum and the extended curriculum, each has its own awards to students.
How often can the exams be taken and where?
The exam has two sessions offered twice a year in November and May or June. It has no restrictions on the number of times you take it. You can take the exam in Chiang Mai and Bangkok.
What can the qualification do to the student?
Being an internationally recognized examination, it gives the student a strong foundation to further his or her education in Thailand or other places abroad.
How to prepare for the examination?
One must study the IGCSE with a well-experienced teacher. It is advisable to start early to assess the needed work required to ensure success. One important thing is to practice all the time to get a good comprehension of the subjects involved.
The IGCSE program is a good foundation for a student to gain access to excellent universities in Thailand and other parts of the world. Being successful in getting the program can change the academic performance of the student and brings an opportunity to better academic studies.