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Pearson Edexcel International General Certificates of Secondary Education (IGCSEs)

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Introduction
Pearson Edexcel International General Certificates of Secondary Education (IGCSEs)

Pearson Edexcel International General Certificates of Secondary Education (IGCSEs) is a 2-year programme that is designed to provide an educational foundation and experience based on the aims and assessment objectives of the respective International GCSE subjects.

About International GCSEs

Edexcel International GCSEs are versions of the UK regulated GCSEs, with content and assessment specifically for international learners. Designed to be engaging, internationally appropriate and of equivalent standard to the UK versions, Pearson Edexcel’s International GCSEs provide students with the skills and knowledge they will need to successfully progress to A Levels, onto university and into employment.

About Pearson

At the core of everything that Pearson does is the desire to make a measurable impact on improving people’s lives through learning. From primary school to secondary school, through to professional certification; Pearson’s qualifications help educate millions of people worldwide.

Pearson Edexcel

As the world’s learning company and the UK’s largest awarding organisation, Pearson has partnered with thousands of schools, universities and employers, all around the world, for more than 150 years, to provide curriculum, assessment, teaching and learning, resources and services.

Pearson Edexcel believes that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. So Pearson Edexcel’s mission is to help people make progress in their lives through learning. They are always learning at Pearson, so they work with some of the best minds in education – from teachers and technologists to researchers and big thinkers – to ensure they are providing educators and learners with the best in class tools and bringing you insights into what’s important for today’s global education.

Course Structure

The course comprises the following units:

  • English (As 2nd Language)
  • English Language A
  • Mathematics A
  • Further Pure Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Science (Double Award)
  • Chinese
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Commerce
Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the student is expected to:

  • Be familiar with the International GCSE curriculum and assessment objectives of the subjects covered in this course
  • Understand and acquire the knowledge and skills stipulated in the assessment objectives of the respective International GCSE subjects covered in this course
  • Sit for the International GCSE examinations
Admission Criteria

English Entry Requirement

  • IELTS 4.0 or equivalent qualifications OR
  • A Pass in English Placement Test determined by the College
    Students who fail the English Placement Test will be required to attend an English course conducted by the college to achieve a Lower Intermediate level

Age and Academic Requirement

ProgrammesEntry Requirements (Age & Academic)
Pearson Edexcel International GCSE Year 1 Age

at least 14 years old

Academic
At least a Pass in three (3) Year 9 subjects or equivalent qualifications (i.e. English, Mathematics, Science)
Pearson Edexcel International GCSE Year 2Age

at least 15 years old

Academic
At least a Pass in three (3) Year 10 subjects or equivalent qualifications (i.e. English, Mathematics, Science).
Course Information

Course Length:

Course duration: 12 months (per level)

Total course hours: 600 hours (per level)

Certification:

Candidates who successfully complete this programme will be awarded the Pearson Edexcel International GCSE by Pearson Edexcel.

Teacher-Student Ratio

Beacon maintains a maximum teacher-student ratio as follows:

Lecture: From 1:11 to 1:72

Practical & Tutorial: From 1:11 to 1:40

Course Details

Teaching Methods:

 The teaching approaches and methods adopted will be according to the requirements of the learning outcomes of each unit. These may include:

  • Lecture
  • Tutorial
  • Field Trip / Excursion
  • Practical Work
  • Demonstration
  • Project Work
  • Industry Speaker
  • Presentation
  • Debate
  • Discussion
  • Role Play
  • Research
  • Reflective Writing

Assessment Approach / Mode / Weighting

 In-course assessments will be conducted. In-course assessments may include quizzes, class tests, class participation in question and answer sessions, oral presentation, unit assignments including assigning reports and demonstrations where relevant, valid and appropriate.