I/GCSE and A-Level
At the I/GCSE level, there are a few major exam boards which are namely Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), Edexcel and the AQA. The I/GCSE is a curriculum widely used in the United Kingdom and many overseas school to prepare for its name-sake exam in grade 10 or the fifth form. The curriculum has an international version, which is generally regarded as more rigorous and is more widely used in international and independent schools outside of United Kingdom. For instance the English School Foundation and German Swiss International School in Hong Kong are known to have adopted the I/GCSE curriculum for many years.
Subject requirements vary slightly depending on the school, but generally speaking students are required to take one course from each subject group such as English, Maths, Sciences and Humanities. Choice of university major may affect subject choice at this level.
Compared to the IBMYP program, some would argue that the I/GCSE curriulum is more structured and is a better benchmark in assessing a student's academic knowledge on a specific topic.
In the exam each student is given a grade of A* to G of which the grade A is subdivided into A* and A.