What is Pre-International GCSE?

The Pre-International GCSE is an online programme developed for 12-14 year olds that provides a knowledge base for the academically rigorous International GCSEs. The programme is specifically designed for CGA by our teachers based on Pearson’s iLowerSecondary curriculum. There are two stages in the programme with Stage 1 serving as a foundation for Stage 2. Formative assessments prepare students for an internal examination at the end of the course.


The International GCSE classes course is suitable for students 12-14 years old. In some countries students divide studies over two years.


The Pre-IG courses can be taken as a full-time or part-time option along with other subjects. Students can also take a combination of levels at CGA.


Each stage of the Pre-IG course is a one-year class with an internal examination at the end of the course.

Basis of what you will learn in Pre-IG English

English is an important part of everyday life and for further studies. Students gain experience with styles of language, language techniques, and grammar. They practise formal and creative writing as well. Students will also focus on academic analysis of literature texts, and writing literary essays. The class will form the basis for students taking foundation English courses at the GCSE and A Levels as an important subject.


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Emily Fitzgerald

Emily is based in Melbourne, Australia. She completed her Bachelor of Arts - with a double major in History and Italian - and her Master of Teaching (Secondary) - with her methods History, English and Italian - at The University of Melbourne. She spent almost a year as an exchange student in Italy, where she developed a passion for other languages, culture, and travel. She has taught at two very different schools in Melbourne.

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