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What is the difference between GCSE and IB?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Jan 21, 2020

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P. Micah

P. Micah

Answered Oct 21, 2019

GCSE stands for General Certificate of Secondary Education. This is something that can be taken by people who would like to get academic qualifications for a certain subject. This is open to people who are aged 14 to 16 years old. Those who will get this are those who would like to get IB, which stands for International Baccalaureate. This was founded in the year 1968, almost two decades before the GCSE was founded. The IB...Read More
 

S. Hughes

S. Hughes

Answered Sep 17, 2019

IB and GSCE are two different educational programs. IB is the acronym for International Baccalaureate. It used to be called IBO (International Baccalaureate Organization). IB is a worldwide organization with headquarters in Switzerland. The organization was founded in 1968. IB is highly regarded by universities. The exam is conducted twice in a year, usually in May and November. GCSE is the acronym for General Certificate of Secondary Education. It was started in 1986. The first GSCE...Read More
 

J. Pollock

J. Pollock, Science Professor, Los Angeles

Answered Sep 04, 2019

GCSE can be considered as the level of education that will be a prerequisite before taking IB. GCSE means General Certificate of Secondary Education. This is a type of qualification that is needed in order to pass a specific subject. People who are aged 14 to 16 can take this. IB means International Baccalaureate and people cannot take this unless they have a GCSE or something similar. This has been established earlier as compared to the GCSE. IB comes with an international version ca...Read More
 

Bobby Rickets

Bobby Rickets, Content Reviewer

Answered Sep 03, 2019

GCSE stands for General Certificate of Secondary Education. This is a type of qualification that is very important for the subject that you would like to pass. This is usually taken by students who are 14 to 16 years old. IB stands for International Baccalaureate. This was started much earlier as compared to GCSE. ...Read More
 

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