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The IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 16/17 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success. Developed over 25 years ago, it is tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide. At NLCS Jeju we currently offer a diverse range of different IGCSE subjects and qualifications.
Assessment of all IGCSE courses is dominated by a final exam taken at the end of Y11; however, some coursework may exist in some subjects. Hard work over these two years and a strong performance in the final examinations will provide students with an excellent platform for their IB course.
It is compulsory for students to study Mathematics, English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics during this time. If they are Korean nationals, then they must also study Korean. Students must also choose to study either History or Geography and choose an extra 3 subjects from a list which includes languages and art subjects.
While it is beneficial for students to have studied a subject before embarking on an IGCSE course, it is only essential in some instances. Staff at NLCS Jeju are experienced at teaching IGCSE courses and can provide full advice on this matter to the students.
This choice is made during the second term of Year 9 and students receive a plethora of information, advice and guidance through our “IGCSE Options” process. This process takes place during the first half of the year and will include information sessions for parents and the publication of the “IGCSE Options Booklet”
Although, it is typical that all departments offer IGCSE qualifications in some instances it has been decided that the GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) qualification is more appropriate to our learners.