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International GCSE

Volume 450: debated on Thursday 26 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority has made on the comparability study between the GCSE and the International GCSE. (95197)

The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) have completed their working paper on the comparability between the General Certificate for Secondary Education (GCSE) and the International General Certificate for Secondary Education (iGCSE). Now, with the agreement of Cambridge Assessment and Edexcel, QCA will be asked to publish its working paper, so that the Government can invite a wider debate within the education community on the iGCSE’s use in the maintained sector.