GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) is the British Certificate of Education Examination, which is similar to the old Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE). The course lasts for 2 years. Students generally study at Year 10-11 (14-16 years old). After completing the course, they will take the GCSE public examination. After obtaining the GCSE certificate, they can apply for the GCE A-Level or University Foundation Programs.
Students in the UK choose subjects more flexibly compared with the Hong Kong education system. There are no restrictions on liberal arts, sciences or business subjects. Students can choose 7-10 subjects, including compulsory and elective subjects, and must take at least 5 subjects. Compulsory subjects include English, Mathematics and Science. Elective subjects include Arts, Design and technology, Humanities and Modern foreign languages.
IGCSE (International GCSE) is the international version of GCSE, an internationally recognized qualification that students can obtain even if they are not in the UK. The IGCSE course lasts for 1-2 years, and there are more subjects to choose from than GCSE.
This course is divided into subjects in the form of 1:4 group or private tuition. All classes are taught by experienced tutors who graduated from well-known universities in the UK, the US, Australia and Canada. The tutor helps students consolidate knowledge of various subjects, master study tips, and improve exam-taking skills through in-depth notes, exercises and mock exam questions with detailed explanations, so as to cope with the GCSE / IGCSE public examinations in the best condition.