Examinations International is a Registered Centre for the Edexcel International GCE-Programme for private candidates. Private candidates are those who do not receive tuition in a school, but who prepare themselves by private study for any of the following examinations.
International General Certificate of SecondaryEducation (IGCSE)
GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS)
GCE Advanced Level (A)
All these examinations are held twice a year, in January and May/June, although a wider range of subjects is offered in the May/June sessions.
Important: Please note that the IGCSE 2003 curriculum will be offered for the last time in November 2010.
The new curriculum, called ‘IGCSE from 2009’, will be offered for examination for the first time in 2011.
A list of subjects available can be found on Edexcel’s website, www.edexcel.com/international, together with comprehensive information on the structure of the examination for each subject as well as sample papers, past papers and, very important:
which describe in detail the structure of the examination for each subject and when its individual examination units are offered. Please note that we can only offer those subjects where a written paper is available as an alternative to coursework or to a laboratory test. It is recommended therefore that prospective candidates ignore all references to coursework and concentrate on the general description of the curriculum and the detailed description of the units/papers.
For example: GCE Biology, Physics and Chemistry offer written papers as an alternative to laboratory tests. However, for all GCE English Language subjects no written paper is available as an alternative to coursework. These subjects are therefore not available at either GCE AS or A level but at IGCSE level only.
The Specifications describe the content of the examinations. The same webpage contains sample material and other very helpful and important information, including some past papers with their mark schemes.
An examiner is required for the mandatory oral element of AS and A-level exams in modern languages. Examinations International can only accept candidates for these examinations if a suitably qualified examiner is available. (The examiner’s fee must be met by the candidate.)
Please note that Edexcel will not normally accept late entries for AS and A-level examinations in modern languages. Candidates for these examinations should therefore enquire well in advance of the entry date.
For IGCSE examinations the speaking test is optional as the overall grade is based on the written papers only. Candidates who elect to take the speaking test will find the results entered separately on the final certificate. As above, the oral examiner’s fee must be met by the candidate.