International General Certificate of Secondary Education

Learning Curve: Choosing school subjects

A few years ago, one of my students asked to switch from taking biology to chemistry for his International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination.

Sunday, 23 September, 2012, 10:20am

HK pupils will face modified syllabus as Britain phases out GCSE exams

Thousands of Hong Kong pupils who sit General Certificate of Secondary Education examinations will face a modified syllabus in the wake of a shake-up in the British examination system.

But two international qualification providers said yesterday that the GCSE's international version, the IGCSE, would continue for the foreseeable future.

19 Sep 2012 - 1:56pm

An all-round education

Since last summer, the English Schools Foundation has been mired in controversy over the government's review of its long-frozen subvention. Although a decision is not expected until later this year, the ESF's popularity with local and expatriate parents remains solid.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Many paths lead to an International Baccalaureate

The maxim 'All roads lead to Rome' certainly applies to the process of securing the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB DP) - there are different paths one can take to achieve that goal.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Chinese talk appeals

The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is developing a new international exam for Putonghua learners that could appeal to students worldwide.

14 May 2012 - 12:00am

ESF hopes to spread Chinese to world

The English Schools Foundation is developing a new international exam for Putonghua learners that could appeal to students worldwide.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Whizz-kid just loves to learn

For whizz-kid Alvina Fok, studying is a passion - an attitude that helped her to achieve one of the highest IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) scores in the world for both mathematics and science.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Former gamer finds maths a bigger challenge

Anfernee Lo Chun-hong made history at his school recently when he became its first student to get 11 distinctions in an international exam. As the Year 12 student from Yew Chung International School outlines his study strategies, it's difficult to picture him as a couch potato whose primary exertion was pressing the buttons on a keyboard or games console.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Island School student on top of the world

A student at Hong Kong's Island School has scored the highest grade in the world in an international exam in English, the school said.

2 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Two more whizz-kids top global exam scores for chemistry, Mandarin

Two more Hong Kong pupils have come out top of the world in international exams.

Ashley Chan and Terence Young from the French International School scored the highest marks in their respective subjects in the Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education).

26 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

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