The IGCSE/Cambridge Standards: Why International and U.S. Publishers are increasingly aligning to these Standards

University of Cambridge International Examinations developed the IGCSE. The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is an English language curriculum offered to students as an international alternative to national curricula, and is comparable to England's GCSE, the North American GED or high school diploma, and Hong Kong's HKCEE. The Cambridge IGCSE is recognized and trusted by universities and employers around the world through assessment of knowledge similarly to the SATs and Advanced Placement tests. The IGCSE curriculum is known for its rigor and is well-regarded by universities around the world in nations ranging from Sweden and Italy to India and Singapore. The curriculum provides students with globally recognized academic grounding and prepares students for post-graduate work before they leave high school. Want to see how many schools consider themselves Cambridge schools (yes, the list includes U.S. schools) so you can consider why this might be a market for your company? Find a list here.

EdGate works with many publishers to align their materials/curriculum to the IGSCE. If you are interested in hearing more please contact your sales representative or visit

By: Jodi Waugh
Project Manager