IGCSE courses at the IISC are renowned for developing vital inquiry skills, including foundations on prior knowledge, oral skills, risk taking, initiative, teamwork, and investigative skills. The resulting qualification provides a foundation for higher level courses. Aimed at learners aged 14 to 16 years, they provide the problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and in-depth knowledge needed to progress to A Levels, International A Levels, IB Diploma or onto university and into employment. The Edexcel International GCSE examinations create a route for international students to develop transferable skills, most sought after by today’s international universities and employers.

Subjects offered in the IGCSE Programme in accordance with the German Ministry of Education:

  • English as a First Language
  • German
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences (Physics or Biology)
  • Geography or History
  • An additional foreign language
First year
Start of academic year
Reporting period 1
Mock examinations
IGCSE final examinations

For Yr 10 students

Announcement of results IGCSE

Final reporting period for both Yr. 9 and Yr.10

Second year
Start of academic year
Reporting period 1
Mock examinations
IGCSE final examinations

For Yr 10 students

Decision for IAL admission

Announcement of results IGCSE

Final reporting period

Name of the courseBoarding School IGSCE Level
Course description
  • Externally assessed    
  • Accepted qualification for IAL     
  • A mix of Languages, Sciences and Social Sciences 
Duration2 years
Entry Requirements
  1. Successful completion of Year 8
  2. English either as a Second or First Language background
  3. Previous school subjects in language, social studies, mathematics, and general sciences
  1. Application form
  2. Copies of the previous report cards from schools attended
  3. A copy of Birth Certificate
  4. A copy of the student’s and both parents’ passport
  5. Health Record reports of the student
  6. Proof of language proficiency for English (Year 1 to Year 8)
  7. Resume
  8. Motivation letter
Dates and deadlines
  • Application Date: Apply Before 15th April each year*
  • Course Start: August each Year

   * For intakes other than the deadlines above, kindly contact us personally for your admission queries.

About our other International school programs and studying German in Braunschweig with IISC you can read on our website.

University recognition – International Advanced Level

This guide has been written for students, teachers and parents to offer information, advice and guidance for those undertaking or considering Edexcel IALs as a study option. It explains how these qualifications enable students to progress to universities worldwide.


Regarding university entrance in Germany, international advanced level/international subsidiary level which are offered by international schools are considered equal to German Abitur


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