What is GCSE and IGCSE
GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) is a certificate of graduation from high school — an integral step in the education system that precedes A-Level and other pre-professional and vocational training programs.
Schoolchildren studying under British programs in other countries of the world receive an international analogue of this certificate — IGCSE (International Certificate of Secondary Education).
Studying subjects in English will allow not only to delve deeper into the subject, but to repeatedly increase the level of English proficiency.
Learn the subjects of a real British school according to British standards
Take an international exam in subjects with British students
What is the IGCSE for?
When should I prepare for exams?
Children in the UK start preparing for the GCSE exams around the age of 14. Usually the IGCSE course lasts 2 years (grades 10 and 11) and ends with an exam and a GCSE certificate. The student has the right to choose from the total volume of subjects 5 or 6, and English and mathematics are compulsory in many schools.
Who can enroll in the program?
Any student who has completed the 8th grade of a Russian school, or the corresponding level of a school in another country, with a high level of general academic performance and an English level of at least B1 (Intermediate) can enter the IGCSE program at British School Online.
Preparing for the IGCSE
Subjects in English for students in grades 9, 10, 11
Feel like a student of the British School. Choose any subject: English as a first, mathematics, geography, physics or economics.
In-depth study of subjects in English. We are preparing to study at the best universities in Russia and the world.
In 2013, we received accreditation from one of the largest British examination organizations «Edexcel», which gives the right to train students according to British educational standards.
Our students study a variety of subjects at our British School (online and offline) and every year most of them take the IGCSE exams.
At our school you can prepare for exams in English as a foreign language, English as a mother tongue, mathematics, computer science, physics, geography, economics, business, chemistry, Spanish, French and German.
How do we teach
How are online lessons going?
The only thing a student needs to successfully study at our online school is good Internet access, a headset (headphones with a microphone) and, most importantly, desire!
- Learning in Big Blue Button virtual classrooms, which are integrated into our own educational platform. Such a lesson differs significantly from Skype and is as close to real life as possible.
- Students communicate with their teacher, watch videos, listen to audio recordings, «go» to the board, work together with a document, break up into groups and pairs to work.
We live and work in different parts of the world, but we are united by one idea — our dedication and professionalism can make children a little happier and open the door to a world of possibilities a little wider, so let’s do it!