I/GCSE Preparation for international school students in Hong Kong

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a globally recognized qualification for school students, typically aged 14 to 16. It is a qualification based on individual subjects of study; in other words, a student may receive an I/GCSE qualification for each subject he or she takes.

The I/GCSE is predominantly exam-based and is designed to test students’ knowledge in individual subjects. I/GCSE assessment is administered by different examination boards, including Edexcel (London Examinations) and Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). The I/GCSE caters to students with varying levels of ability with a choice of tiered examination for most subjects:

Edexcel: Foundation and Higher Tier
Cambridge: Core and Extended Papers

Some I/GCSE subjects can be taken with or without coursework.

  • Administered by two exam boards in Hong Kong: Cambridge and Edexcel
  • Examinations across a variety of subjects
  • Suitable for ages 14-16
  • Equivalent to secondary school qualification
  • Preparation for GCE (A Levels)
  • UK university entrance exams

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What we offer:

  • English 1st Language - CIE

    I/GCSE 1st year & 2nd year

    This course will teach students essential reading and writing skills of the English Language paper for CIE. Working with an experienced I/GCSE English tutor, students are exposed to reading passages that will test their critical thinking skills, their knowledge of language and its effects, and their ability to identify key points from texts. They will also learn key concepts such as literary devices and writers’ effects.

  • English 1st Language - Edexcel

    I/GCSE 1st year & 2nd year

    In this course, students will have targeted training in reading and writing, as well as become familiar with popular exam topics and exam strategies. They will also learn from the high-scoring essays provided. Our aim is to help students grasp reading comprehension and writing skills, and learn sufficient exam techniques in order to achieve high scores in the exam.

  • Chinese A - CIE

    I/GCSE 1st year & 2nd year

    This course aims to help students achieve a high score on the I/GCSE 1st Language exam. Based on the requirements of the new 2010 syllabus, our I/GCSE Chinese tutors will provide students with targeted training in reading and writing. Students will become familiar with various types of exam questions and exam strategies. They will also learn from the high-scoring essays provided.

  • Chinese B - CIE

    I/GCSE 1st & 2nd year

    The materials used in this class are prepared by our teachers with reference to real exam questions. Students will acquire speed reading and answering skills, as well as become familiar with the requirements of different text types. Students will also learn vocabulary and sentence structures. In addition, students will study sample essays to enhance their writing techniques and strengthen oral presentation skills.

  • Mandarin

    I/GCSE 1st & 2nd year

    In this course, lessons will focus on enhancing students’ communication skills in everyday Chinese, including listening, reading, oral and writing. We will provide high-scoring sample essays and equip students with effective exam skills. At the end of the course, students will have increased their vocabulary and be able to tackle reading comprehension tasks of 300 words or above, as well as produce writings of 150 words.

  • Mathematics - CIE 0607

    I/GCSE 1st & 2nd year

    This course aims to prepare students for their first year of I/GCSE Mathematics in the CIE 0607 syllabus. The course is taught by our skilled I/GCSE maths tutors, and follows the latest syllabus of the CIE examination board, which is widely used in international schools in Hong Kong. Upon successful completion of this course, students will gain knowledge on relevant topics and will become familiar with the style of questions that appear on the exam.

  • Mathematics - Edexcel

    I/GCSE 1st & 2nd year

    This course aims to prepare students for their first year of I/GCSE Mathematics study in the Edexcel syllabus. The course is taught by our skilled I/GCSE maths tutors based on the latest syllabus of the Edexcel examination board, which is widely used in international schools in Hong Kong. Upon successful completion of this course, students will gain knowledge on relevant topics and will become familiar with the style of questions that appear on the exam.

  • Biology - CIE / Edexcel

    I/GCSE 1st & 2nd year

    This course aims to prepare students for the I/GCSE Biology exam and helps develop students’ understanding of science in daily life. The objectives of this course are to develop students’ questioning, analytical and evaluative approach to scientific problems, and to encourage enthusiasm for science. In this course, students will become familiar with topics in the syllabus and practice on past paper questions. They will also gain a deeper understanding of the subject that allows them to approach the exam with skill and confidence.

  • Chemistry - CIE

    I/GCSE 1st & 2nd year

    This course covers introductory topics of the revised I/GCSE Chemistry CIE specification, which consists of 14 topics. First examinations of this syllabus will take place in 2016. In this course, students will gain a better understanding of Chemistry concepts and their applications. Through practicing exam-style questions, students will develop useful exam skills and techniques. Taught by our experienced I/GCSE chemistry tutors, this course caters to students’ different background and skill level.

  • Chemistry - Edexcel

    I/GCSE 1st year

    This course covers most topics in sections 1 and 2 of the I/GCSE Chemistry Edexcel specification: Principles of Chemistry and Chemistry of the Elements. The aim of this course is to enable students to build a strong foundation in Chemistry. Emphasis will be placed on avoiding common mistakes and developing exam strategies. Through past paper questions drilling and application, students will develop exam skills and techniques. This course will also provide a preview of second year topics.

    I/GCSE 2nd year

    This course covers topics in sections 3, 4 and 5 of the I/GCSE Chemistry Edexcel specification: Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Chemistry in Industry. The emphasis of this course is to prepare students for the I/GCSE exam, by improving their knowledge and exam skills, as well as becoming familiar with the different question types. This course will provide in-depth coverage of all relevant topics for maximizing learning efficiency.

  • Physics - CIE

    I/GCSE 1st & 2nd year

    The aim of this course is to prepare students for the I/GCSE CIE Physics exam. This course allows students to learn in an active environment following a constructivist approach and gain confidence in applying concepts relevant to the examination. Past paper questions will be provided throughout the course with specific topics selected for students to practice outside of class. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in quizzes and interactive discussions.

  • Physics - Edexcel

    I/GCSE 1st & 2nd year

    The aim of this course is to prepare students for I/GCSE Edexcel Physics exam. This course allows students to learn in an active environment following a constructivist approach and gain confidence in applying concepts relevant to the examination. Past paper questions will be provided throughout the course with specific topics selected for students to practice outside of class. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in quizzes and interactive discussions throughout the course.

  • Economics - CIE 

    I/GCSE 1st & 2nd year

    This course covers the common topics of I/GCSE Economics (CIE) taught in the 1st year & 2nd year of most schools. The aim of this course is to provide students with a solid background in Economics. The course content will be delivered in a logical sequence for maximum learning efficiency. Students will also become familiar with exam-style questions through past paper practice.

  • Economics - Edexcel 

    I/GCSE 1st & 2nd year

    This course covers the common topics of I/GCSE Economics (Edexcel ) taught in the 1st year & 2nd year of most schools. The aim of this course is to provide students with a solid background in Economics. The course content will be delivered in a logical sequence for maximum learning efficiency. Students will also become familiar with exam-style questions through past paper practice.

  • Business Studies - CIE

    I/GCSE 1st & 2nd year

    This course aims to prepare year 10 / year 11 students for the CIE I/GCSE Business Studies assessment. Students will become familiar with the exam format and consolidate their knowledge. Our instructor will help students approach exam-style questions with reference to all six topics within the syllabus (Understanding Business Activities, People in Business, Marketing, Operations Management, Financial Information and Decisions, and External Influences on Business). At the end of the course, students will have developed and improved their case study analysis as well as exam-taking skills.

  • Geography – Edexcel

    I/GCSE 1st & 2nd year

    This course aims to prepare year 10 / year 11 students for the Edexcel I/GCSE Geography assessment. Through past paper practice and case study revision, students will become familiar with the features of exam questions and acquire answering techniques. Our instructor will help students approach exam-style questions with reference to the International Edexcel curriculum (some themes are subjected to exemption based on the majority of the students’ requirements). At the end of the course, students will have developed important skills in geographical comprehension, case study application, and essay writing.


Available upon request:

  • English Literature
  • Additional Mathematics
  • History

Private Lessons and Camps are also available. Please call 2577 7844 (Main campus) / 2718 3000 (Kowloon campus) or submit an online enquiry form for more details.


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