International exams also offered at IES Skellefteå

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International exams also offered at IES Skellefteå

Students at IES Skellefteå will also have the option to take prestigious and internationally-recognised qualifications - broadening their understanding of their subjects and preparing themselves for future studies.

The school has now been approved by Cambridge Assessment International Education to offer the IGCSE exam (International General Certificate of Secondary Education).

IGCSEs are valued and understood internationally. They are the world’s most popular international qualification for students aged from 14 to 16, have a history of more than 30 years, and are based on learning materials from Cambridge.

Frederik Granström, principal of IES Skellefteå, welcomed the news.  He said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our students, and one I will certainly be encouraging them to take.

"When students study for the IGCSE they are asked to learn more about each subject. Some of what is needed to succeed with this exam overlaps with a regular Swedish education and some of it explores other areas, or goes into more detail.

"Having a broader understanding of each subject will stand students in good stead as they continue to learn at gymnasiet and beyond.”

The IGCSE is recognised in countries including the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.

Mr Granström added: “We always encourage an international mindset. For students who would like to study, live and work abroad, this is a qualification which is easily understood in many countries, and which will open doors for them."

More information about how the IGCSE programme works and how to show interest will be shared with students and parents during Spring term 2020, with the first exams taking place in Spring 2021.