The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is the world's most popular international curriculum, designed to encourage high academic standard through a practical approach to teaching and learning.

Relying heavily on practical application of learning, the important principle of this examination is that students are rewarded for positive achievement. They are encouraged to develop their oral and practical skills; employ an investigative approach; use problem-solving methods and benefit from the applications of skills, knowledge and understanding.

The IGCSE offers a wider range of assessment techniques appropriate to different skills and attributes in various subjects. These techniques include oral and listening tests, practical, project work, performance and coursework, as well as conventional written examinations of various kinds.