Important notice: International GCSEs are not approved for use in UK state schools

Fri Mar 25 13:00:00 UTC 2011

We would like to clarify that International GCSEs are not approved for use in UK state schools. 

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Although International GCSEs have 'GCSE' in their title, they do not conform to GCSE subject or qualification criteria, so cannot be accredited by Ofqual under that title.

Instead, they will be accredited and listed on Ofqual’s Register of Regulated Qualifications as 'Level 1/Level 2 Certificates', under 'Other General Qualifications'. These Level 1/Level 2 Certificates are eligible for funding in UK state schools.

Results of the Level 1/Level 2 Certificates, which will be known as The Edexcel Certificates, will be recorded on school performance tables, and successful attainment will count towards a student’s achievement of the English Baccalaureate.
 

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