DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CAMBRIDGE IGCSE AD O LEVELS:
There is some noted difference between Cambridge IGCSE and O Levels that students must understand in order to know what must be good for them to opt.
|Cambridge IGCSE||O Levels|
|Cambridge IGCSE is aimed for a wide range of students with grades awarded from A* (highest grade) to G (lowest grade). There is a core and extended curriculum available in some subjects||Cambridge O level candidates are only awarded grades from A* to E, with A* being the highest achievable grade|
|The Cambridge IGCSE uses a variety of assessment techniques to test oral and practical skills through initiative and problem solving along with knowledge and understandings||The focus of the O level languages is mainly on the reading and writing skills. Moreover, there are more restricted practical test options in Cambridge O levels sciences.|
|A course work option is available in Cambridge IGCSE for many syllabuses allowing ‘Centers’ an element of personal choice and giving teachers the chance to share in the process of assessment.||O levels offers fewer coursework options as some of the syllabuses it offers were developed according to the needs of the locals such as minority languages.|
Apart from the above mentioned differences, candidates are rewarded for positive achievement in Cambridge IGCSE and therefore, prepares students for employment or to further study. It also prepares students very well for Cambridge International A levels.