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VIDEO: How Cambridge IGCSE compares to GCSE
As a provider of international qualifications, we regularly review our offer in each country and region, and we monitor the local statutory and regulatory arrangements. Cambridge IGCSEs are aligned to the standard of GCSEs taken in England. You can read more about how we do this on our standards page.
The Department for Education's decision to exclude IGCSEs from its performance measures, and a change in regulatory status, means that very few state schools feel able to take Cambridge IGCSEs now that each subject is out of performance measures. Independent schools will still be able to offer these qualifications.
All regulated Cambridge IGCSEs were deregulated by the end of 2019. After the November 2019 exam series, Cambridge IGCSEs were no longer eligible for funding in state schools in the UK.