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The GCSE is a UK qualification awarded to students following the completion of an external examination. IGCSE is the international GCSE taken by students who study at schools outside the UK. Many subjects are offered in both the GCSE and the IGCSE, including (but not limited to) English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Economics, Business Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, History, etc. The GCSE/IGCSE is a good bridging curricula to prepare students to do the IB/GCE A-levels/AP. In addition, students can explore their academic interests while doing the GCSE/IGCSE, equipping them to choose the subject they would like to study at the next phase.

The GCSE/IGCSE has undergone changes in the grading criteria since 2017 (first teaching in 2017). The grading was changed from the original A*-E scale to a 9-1 scale, with 9 being the highest grade.

The GCSE and iGCSE are widely recognized by top universities, including prominent institutions in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong.

2020-2021 One Year IGCSE Program

CANA offers a 2020 - 2021 One Year IGCSE Program for both Edexcel and CIE options. It is suitable for both self-study or IGCSE school students. As an Edexcel centre, CANA can provide a normal school schedule with intensive lessons covering both the contents teaching and exam techniques.

2020-2021 Cana IGCSE Program aims to offer students who:

      • Are currently studying in the secondary curriculum and want to start taking GCSE/IGCSE examinations by having structured lessons with Cana's experienced tutors
      • Have been studying GCSE/IGCSE in the UK but stopped due to the pandemic of COVID - 19, and would like to continue their study in Hong Kong by taking IGCSE

How to do well in GCSE/IGCSE

To prepare for the GCSE/IGCSE program, students should focus on understanding the fundamental knowledge in every subject, as well as on improving their spoken and written English during the early years of high school. Students can also improve on the exam technique by working on past papers.

Most of our students take regular lessons once or twice a week, which are supplemented by ntensive courses during Christmas, Easter and summer holidays to boost their grades further. Students who join our university application consultation package will also receive close guidance throughout the whole application process. With our help, students are able to juggle their university applications and school deadlines with ease.

Regular courses for IGCSE are now accepting enrollment at selected CANA centres. The course schedules are available here.

CANA’s GCSE/IGCSE track record

90% of our GCSE/IGCSE students received an A or A* (Now changed to a 9-1 scale). Our students have been admitted into leading universities, including Cambridge, Oxford, Columbia, Cornell, LSE, Princeton, UCL, Durham and Warwick.

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Here at CANA Elite, we truly believe that every student is unique, and yet all have the potentials to reach their goals with the right guidance. Academic excellence is derived from both passionate teachers and eager students. That is why we provide a uniquely designed learning experience that is tailored to each individual student. Named after the location of first miracle, we hope that CANA Elite can be the place of miracles for each of our students, helping them to reach their goals.