- Group 1: Languages
- Group 2: Humanities
- Group 3: Sciences
- Group 4: Mathematics
- Group 5: Creative, Technical and Vocational
- Group 6: ICT
The IGCSEs are graded from a scale of A*-G, and there is a 9th grade of U (U being ungraded). A student may chose to take the core syllabus, for which the maximum awarded grade is a C or the core as well as the extended syllabus, for which the maximum awarded grade is an A*.
Getting the most out of IGCSEs
When applying to Universities abroad, especially in the UK, a set of good IGCSE grades will boost your application as they will probably be the only externally assessed examinations you will have taken at the time. They also reflect a student who has been diligent throughout his/her school life and not just in the final two years.