International GCSEs

Our International GCSE family offers world-class qualifications for UK and international students.
Edexcel International GCSEs are studied in over 55 countries worldwide and at over 350 independent schools in the UK. Available in more than 40 subjects, they are equivalent, grade for grade, to UK GCSEs.
Edexcel Certificates are International GCSEs for UK state schools. Available in 13 subjects, they're based on the same specifications but count towards school performance tables and the EBacc.

About International GCSEs

Edexcel International GCSEs direct students around the globe towards a better future, preparing them for Level 3 study, or for employment.
Developed by subject specialists and reviewed regularly, many of our International GCSEs include specific international content to make them relevant to students worldwide.

What are International GCSEs?

Available in over 40 subjects, Edexcel International GCSEs are academic qualifications aimed at learners aged 14 to 16. They’re equivalent to a UK General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), and are the main requirement for progression to Level 3 studies.

International GCSEs are linear qualifications, meaning that students take all of the exams at the end of the course. They are available at Level 1 (grades D-G) and Level 2 (grades A*-C).

There are currently more than 100,000 learners studying Edexcel International GCSEs, in countries throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.

Why teach Edexcel International GCSEs?

Flexible course content: International GCSEs let you incorporate local content into the specification, making the course more relevant and engaging for learners.

Analytical and diagnostic tools: Our exclusive ePen and ResultsPlus technology lets you assess learners’ performance so you can help them to improve.

Subject Advisors: We have experts in each subject area on hand to answer your subject-specific questions personally.

Why study Edexcel International GCSEs?

Wide subject range: Edexcel International GCSE qualifications are currently available in 40 subjects, offering more choice to students wanting to study a variety of topics.

Options for progression: On successful completion of these qualifications, students can choose to further their study by taking AS and A levels or other equivalent qualifications such as our BTEC Nationals or the Edexcel International Diploma.

Global recognition: Our International GCSEs help students apply to study and work across the world. Recognised by employers and educators worldwide, they are equivalent, grade for grade, to UK GCSEs, with the same status for university entry requirements.

About Edexcel Certificates

Edexcel Certificates are based on our well-established Edexcel International GCSEs, but are offered specifically to UK state schools. These qualifications draw on our many years of experience with International GCSES, which are now taken by learners in over 55 countries worldwide and taught by over 350 independent schools in the UK.