The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) was developed by University of Cambridge International Examinations over 27 years ago.
IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised across the globe including world’s leading universities and employers.
IGCSE are designed for global learners and have been developed in consultation with the international school community, including a large number of teachers and world class academics.
IGCSE is equivalent to GCSE (in the UK), GCE, WAEC, NECO (in Africa) and other similar qualifications around the world.
The qualification is recognized by most notable educational institutions around the world.
ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GCSE AND IGCSE PROGRAMME?
It is believed that IGCSE is more challenging and rigorous than GCSE. IGCSE is structured like the GCSE O-Levels qualification in the UK and similar to the old GCE structure in Africa. IGCSE predominantly prepares students for A’ Levels, a kind of education similar to the old Higher School Certificate programmes in West African countries. IGCSE helps students develops creative thinking, problem solving and prepares them for advanced education.
Most independent schools in the UK now offer IGCSE as an alternative to conventional British GCSEs. They believe IGCSE better develops learner’s knowledge, understanding and skills through rich contents like Intellectual enquiry; Flexibility and responsiveness to change; Working and communicating in English; Influencing outcomes and Cultural awareness.
A minimum of three years of post-primary education, or other recognised equivalent examinations. In Nigeria, entry will be suitable for students who have completed SSS1 or students who have completed JSS 3 with very good result and testimonials. There is also a mandatory entrance exam to determine students’ suitability for the programme.
COURSE DURATION: 2 years
We have a flexible, rolling admissions policy and welcome applications from prospective students all year round.
Ideally, we accept new students on campus for either September or January starts.
HOW TO APPLY
Prospective students can: Apply online at www.btcnigeria.org
Alternatively, applicants can:
Request an application form via email: email@example.com.
The application can be completed on the computer, saved and email back to us for processing.
Application fee can be paid online using debit card details or through bank transfer
PROGRESS TO UNIVERSITY
Students who successfully completed the IGCSE programme will have automatic admission into our International University Foundation Programme.
On completion of IGCSE, students can also move up to post-16 study like A ‘levels or for entry onto undergraduate degree programmes in Universities, polytechnic and other related institutions of higher learning.
- Mathematics & English (mandatory for all students)
Depending on chosen career pathways, students can study additional subjects from the following career groups:
- Arts & Languages;
- Humanities and Social Sciences;
- Creative & Technical;
- Science & Engineering
- Live Online – virtual classroom
- Mandatory classroom campus attendance during terminal Examinations
- Interactive virtual classroom