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A good grade (i.e. C or above) in Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language is accepted for entry by almost all universities in the UK and many in ...

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Examinations Services Cambridge Assessment International Education IGCSE Registration Enquiry    

Preparation

Telephone: +65 6473 1111 Email: [email protected] Website: www.britishcouncil.sg Walk-in: British Council, Singapore 30 Napier Road, Singapore 258509

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Past Year Examination Papers Syllabuses Marking Schemes Useful websites: www.cambridgeinternational.org w ww.cambridgestudents.org.uk

Application • • • • •

Fill in the Application Form Register by post or in person Full examination fee must be paid to complete registration Payment can be made by cash, cheque (payable to “British Council (Singapore) Limited”), credit cards and NETS Obtain a copy of information for candidates and the examination timetable

Admission Letter • •

Admission Letter, Statement of Entry, Final timetable and examination relevant documents are emailed to candidates three weeks before the examination Contact Examination Services if you have not received the admission letter before examination

Examination • • •

Report to Examination Centre at least 20 minutes before examination Candidates must bring their Identification Document (NRIC or passport for international students) and statement of entry for all examination papers Candidates must bring along the necessary stationery in a CLEAR pencil case to the examination room (stationery will not be provided) Note: Books, dictionaries, mobile phone and rough papers are not allowed

Statement of Results • •

Results are available in August for June examinations and January for November examinations Candidates will receive an email with their personal login details to check their results online 3 weeks before the results are release (A* being the highest and G the lowest)

Certificates • •

Certificates are issued to candidates in end October for June examinations and end March for November examinations by the stipulated deadline Certificates not collected may be returned to exam board

The United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. British Council (Singapore) Limited is incorporated in Singapore (UEN 201202363R) and registered as a charity.

Information for Candidates Cambridge IGCSE Introduction Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) is the world’s largest provider of international qualifications for 14–19 year olds. CAIE is part of the University of Cambridge and is a not-for-profit organisation. British Council, Singapore is one of the registered centres with CAIE providing CIE examinations such as Cambridge IGCSE, AS and A-Level examinations to candidates.

What is Cambridge IGCSE? Cambridge IGCSE is the world's most popular international qualification for 14-16 year olds, leading to globally recognised qualifications. Cambridge IGCSE is an excellent preparation for the Cambridge Advanced stage including Cambridge A/AS Levels, as well as other progression routes. To take into account students’ differing ability levels, most subjects offer a choice between core and extended curriculum options. The core curriculum is suitable for a large majority of students, particularly those expected to achieve grades C to G. The extended curriculum is for the more academically able students – those expected to achieve grades A* to E. Each learner’s performance is benchmarked using eight internationally recognised grades. There are clear guidelines which explain the standard of achievement for different grades. As a skills-based curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE uses a wide range of assessment processes and techniques to complement formal written examinations – oral, practical, projects, school-based assessment and coursework of various types are used. The British Council Singapore, being a private candidate centre, offers only subjects with fully-written components.

Where are Cambridge IGCSE accepted and recognised? Cambridge IGCSE is a high-profile qualification. It has exactly the same value in admitting students to institutes of further education and employment as the UK equivalent GCSE. 

Cambridge IGCSE is comparable with GCE O-Level and the UK GCSE



Cambridge IGCSE has an excellent reputation amongst English-medium international schools worldwide



Cambridge IGCSE is recognised as a reliable record of attainment which count towards entry to universities and colleges around the world



Cambridge IGCSE courses are accepted for progression directly on to US college degree courses



A good grade (i.e. C or above) in Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language is accepted for entry by almost all universities in the UK and many in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand as evidence of adequate competence in English

Who can take Cambridge IGCSE examinations? There is no formal age regulation or basic qualification required to enter Cambridge IGCSE examinations. Cambridge IGCSE is designed to be taught as a two-year course for candidates aged 14 to 16 years, although candidates may complete the course over a different timescale if they wish.

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Information for Candidates Cambridge IGCSE When are the Cambridge IGCSE examinations? Cambridge IGCSE examinations are held twice a year, in June and November with results issued in August and January respectively. Candidates are to register with British Council, Singapore for examinations before the closing dates. Examination Session June 2018 November 2018

Results 14 August 2018 mid-January 2019

Standard Registration Closing Date 20 February 2018 15 August 2018

How can I register for Cambridge IGCSE exams? Candidates can register with British Council, Singapore by submitting completed application forms before the registration closing dates. Applications forms are available at our Customer Services counters at Napier Road Centre or from our website: www.britishcouncil.sg. You may submit the application form in person or by post. Full payment must be made to complete registration. If you register in person, you can pay by cash, NETS, cheque and credit cards (Visa/MasterCard). For application by post, cheque payment must be made payable to “British Council (Singapore) Limited” and posted to: Examinations Services, British Council (Singapore) Limited, 30 Napier Road, Singapore 258509.

Normal opening hours at British Council (Napier Road): Monday to Friday 10.00am to 6.30pm Saturday 8.30am to 4.00pm Closed on Sunday and Public Holidays What are the supports available? The British Council, Singapore is a private candidate examination centre and therefore we do not provide courses leading to the examinations. Syllabuses, past papers and a list of high quality, endorsed textbooks that provide comprehensive coverage of syllabuses can be found at: Cambridge Assessment International Education website: www.cambridgeinternational.org CAIE dedicated website for candidates: www.cambridgestudents.org.uk (Revision tips, study checklists and exam advices)

Paper versions of syllabuses, past papers, marking schemes and examiner reports can be ordered from Cambridge Publications. They are contactable at the following address: Cambridge Publications DC10, 1 Hill Farm Road, Cambridgeshire, CB22 4FZ United Kingdom Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 553554 Fax: +44 (0) 1223 553988

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Information for Candidates Cambridge IGCSE Withdrawal from examination There will be NO refund of examination fee after registration unless the exam board rejects the exam entry for one reason or another. Examination fees cannot be transferred between examination sessions (eg. November to June). The dates are fixed by the examination board and cannot be changed. These will be held worldwide. Non-attendance from either part or the whole examination session without any valid reason will not be entitled for any refunds A 70% refund of the standard registration fee may be possible if the request is received before 20 September 2018. Requests received after this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis (subject to exam board's approval). Only the following reasons will be considered for a refund (supporting documents will be required):  The death of an immediate relative (a copy of the death certificate must be provided)  Serious illness (supported by medical evidence) Refund will only be processed after the end of the examination period. The British Council reserves the right to cancel any examination or to refuse applications. If the British Council cancels examination, a full refund of the registration fee will be made to candidates.

Taking Examinations with British Council, Singapore British Council will email candidates the details of the examinations (date, time and venue), Statement of Entry from CAIE, Notice to Candidate and the whole package within 3 weeks before the examinations start. Candidates are to follow the schedule of the examinations issued by the British Council.

Results and Certificates Candidates may now have direct access to their results via Candidate Results Website at https://myresults.cie.org.uk. Each candidate will have their personal login details sent by email 3 weeks before the results are release. The statement of results lists all syllabuses entered by individual candidate and the grades awarded. They are not Certificates and may not necessarily be accepted by a University or other public body. An eight-point scale of grades is used: A*, A, B, C, D, E, F and G. (Grade A* is awarded for the highest level of achievement, and grade G indicates the minimum satisfactory performance) Certificates are issued to candidates in end October for June examinations and end March for November examinations by the stipulated deadline. Performances below Grade G are not recorded on Certificates. Certificates not collected may be destroyed / returned to exam board. Cambridge Assessment International Education issues a separate certificate each exam series. Combination of grades achieved in different series or at different centre onto one certificate or deletion of any grades/syllabuses from a certificate is not allowed. If candidates took assessments at two different centres, they will get two certificates each showing the grades they achieved at that particular centre.

Disclaimer The British Council and the Examination Boards take all reasonable steps to provide continuity of service. We feel sure you will understand, however, that we cannot be held responsible for any interruptions caused by circumstances beyond our control. If examinations or their results are disrupted, cancelled or delayed, every effort will be made to resume normal service as soon as possible. The British Council believes the all children have potential and every child matters – everywhere in the world. The British Council affirms the position that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNRC, 1989.

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