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International General Certificate of Secondary Education

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether his Department plans to fund the International General Certificate of Secondary Education approved by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. (257024)

The iGCSE awarding organisations (Edexcel and Cambridge International) have not submitted any iGCSEs for accreditation by Ofqual.

Ofqual has recently accredited a number of Cambridge International Certificates, which have similarities to Cambridge International’s iGCSEs. They have just been submitted for approval for funding purposes and we shall consider them in the normal way.