What is GCSE, IGCSE and O Level in Malaysia context?

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 / Posted by Honsbridge /

For a very long time, the Education Ministry of Malaysia has recognised the importance of English language in higher education. Hence, the UPSR and SPM examinations have now included English as the written scripts in Maths and Science examinations. This is a fine example of meeting the changing needs of students today.

GCSE, IGCSE and GCE O level/Cambridge International O level are UK qualifications equivalent to SPM qualifications. For further information on these qualifications, please look it up on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GCSE .These courses are taught in the English language as such the examinations use the English scripts only. We can consider GCSE, IGCSE and GCE O level as very valuable qualifications, because they are recognised worldwide as the basic admission requirement to higher education.

As part of my continuous quest for learning, my education and career pathways have taken me abroad besides my home, Malaysia. Therefore, I can share with you the various providers of these valuable educations.

1. In UK, GCSE is available with several examination boards. e.g. Edexcel, OCR and AQA.
2. In Singapore secondary schools, private schools and tuition centres, GCE O level is available with Cambridge International Examination (CIE) board.
3. In Malaysia international schools e.g. Garden International School, Alice Smith International School and several others, IGCSE and GCE O level are available with CIE board or Edexcel.

In Malaysia, the majority of students follow the national education curriculum, SPM pathway to higher education. There are some students whose parents can afford the very high school fees and living expenses at the above mentioned schools, these students shall follow the international education curriculum. I am one of many who have studied GCE O levels in Singapore, Cedar Girls’ Secondary School. When I look back, I always thank my parents who have provided me an education that has improved my life learning skills.

Honsbridge Academy

Honsbridge Academy is an educational initiative to help both local and international students who want to obtain a qualification alternative to SPM. We aspire to provide quality and affordable IGCSE/O levels tuitions to students who meet the basic requirements.

To help you choose a successful higher education, we provide all higher education placement counselling and assistance in scholarship applications.

Admission basic requirements to join IGCSE/O level Success Tuition:

Come for an interview, let us learn about your aspirations and for you to find out if the tuition programme is suitable for you. Where possible, please provide one of the following official results.

1. Three PMR passes or equivalent e.g. Form 4/Year 10 IGCSE within the last one year.

2. SPM or IGCSE/O level results within the last one year.


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