IGCSE is recognised as a reliable record of attainment by universities and employers around the world. Many universities worldwide require a combination of A Levels and IGCSEs to meet their entry requirements. IGCSE is based on the GCE O-Level and is recognised as being equivalent to the GCSE.
Recognition and Equivalence of IGCSE
Grade C or above in most Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) subjects is
generally recognized as the equivalence of an O-level pass in IGCSE.
HKCEE Levels 5* 5 4 3 IGCSE grades A* A B C
Most universities accept IGCSE English qualification as an equivalent of IELTS.
IELTS 6.0 – 6.5 IELTS 6.5 – 7.0 IGCSE English as Second Language B A
Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
Edexcel International GCSE