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Deregulation and removal of Cambridge IGCSE syllabuses from Key Stage 4 performance tables
The Department for Education has stated that in the year in which a reformed GCSE subject is first examined, the equivalent IGCSE subject will be removed from Key Stage 4 performance tables. Therefore after careful consideration, we have concluded that we no longer require Cambridge IGCSEs to be recognised by UK exam regulators. All our regulated Cambridge IGCSEs will be deregulated by the end of 2019. After the November 2019 exam series, Cambridge IGCSEs will no longer be eligible for funding in state schools in the UK.
The timetable for the withdrawal of IGCSE subjects from Key Stage 4 performance tables is set out below.
Cambridge IGCSE syllabuses to be excluded from Key Stage 4 performance tables in 2017 and beyond
Cambridge IGCSE syllabuses to be excluded from Key Stage 4 performance tables in 2018 and beyond
Cambridge IGCSE syllabuses to be excluded from Key Stage 4 performance tables in 2019 and beyond
Cambridge IGCSE (9-1) syllabuses
In 2015, we developed Cambridge IGCSE (9-1) syllabuses for First Language English, English Literature and Mathematics. These three Cambridge IGCSE (9-1) syllabuses are regulated and funded (until November 2019 exam series) but do not count in Key Stage 4 performance tables. These are first available for examination in June 2017.
Over the next few years, we will be providing a 9-1 grading option for schools in the UK for certain existing A*-G Cambridge IGCSE syllabuses. However, these 9-1 graded syllabuses will not be regulated, funded or included in Key Stage 4 performance tables.
Cambridge IGCSE First Language English (0522) – June 2017 resit opportunity
Cambridge IGCSE First Language English (0522) is available to students, aged 16 or above on 31 August 2016, who need to resit in the June 2017 exam series. For 2016/17, the 0522 syllabus will be included in post-16 progress measures and will be included in funding allocations, subject to criteria being met.