The problem is the fact that the national government, which desires that the electorate view its reforms favorably, controls both the national curriculum tests that pupils take at the ages of 7, 11, and 14 and the public examinations that are taken at ages 16 (the General Certificate of Secondary Education
exams meant to assess skills and knowledge in the traditional academic subjects) and 18 (the Advanced Level exams for students hoping to attend university).
This year, more than 30,000 students who go to schools that follow the British curriculum in the UAE are scheduled to take the International General Certificate of Secondary Education
(IGCSE) that started on May 5 and continue until June 12.
More than 30,000 students take International General Certificate of Secondary Education
(IGCSE) exams at 84 schools in UAE.
TWENTY-ONE students from St Christopher's School have achieved excellent results in General Certificate of Secondary Education
(GCSE), A-Level and International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations.
London, Feb 22 ( ANI ): English students are two years behind their Chinese counterparts by the time they sit for their mathematics exam under the General Certificate of Secondary Education
(GCSE), at the age of 16, according to a study.
That is because exam watchdogs do not recognise the International General Certificate of Secondary Education
(IGCE) maths examination its pupils take.