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We have extended the availability of our 9-1 graded Cambridge IGCSEs to all schools in Administration Zone 3 from June 2019. Schools can continue to have their exams graded A*-G if they wish.
Cambridge IGCSEs are graded A*-G around the world. This grading system is well understood by students, parents and teachers, and is widely recognised by universities internationally.
For more information about the A*-G grading system, see Support for A*-G grading.
The majority of our schools tell us that they want to retain the A*-G grading system.
From June 2017, schools in England, UK, began introducing 9-1 grading for GCSEs. Over time, we have seen some demand for 9-1 grading from schools in a number of countries, and are now offering 9-1 graded Cambridge IGCSEs in a select region. Schools in this region will have the choice of A*-G or 9-1 graded Cambridge IGCSEs. All schools can maintain A*-G grading.
Please see the table below for updated information on the 9-1 syllabuses.
Once you have made an entry for either grading scale (A*–G or 9–1), you will not be able to move to the other grading scale when the entries deadline has passed. If you accidentally make an entry for an A*–G syllabus you must withdraw the entry, and re-enter the candidate for the corresponding 9–1 syllabus. You must do this before the entries deadline. The same applies for accidental entries for any 9–1 syllabuses.
We have produced a factsheet (PDF, 246KB) to help ensure that your exam entries and administration reflect the syllabus candidates are being taught, and the intended grading scale.
We provide more information about how we align the standard of Cambridge IGCSE with GCSE on Our standards page
Please note: Neither the 9-1 nor the A*-G versions of the syllabuses will be included in UK performance tables.