IGCSEs & GCSE What's the Difference? | OBA School

Difference Between the GCSE & IGCSE

Both GCSE and IGCSE are available in the UK but with the IGCSE being taught mainly by private schools. The IGCSE is regulated by the awarding organisations such as Pearson-Edexcel while the GCSE is regulated by Ofqual and is mainly taught in the state-funded schools.

British universities and across the world treat the GCSEs and IGCSEs as exact equivalents in admission processes. As indicated in the below snippet from the benchmarking report issued 2019 by the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC), the IGCSE qualification by Pearson-Edexcel is comparable to GCSE and both qualifications are represented at UK's Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) the same as Levels 1 and level 2. 



Also, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is a UK-based organisation whose main role is to operate the application process for British universities consider the IGCSE to be in line with the GCSE as shown in the below snippet which can reach by clicking here.

Key Differences Between GCSE and IGCSE