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IGCSE Course Information

We hope this page will give you all the additional information you need as you select your IGCSE Subjects

Cambridge IGCSE exams are held in May/June and in October/November each year. The May/June sitting is the more widely available. A March exam is also available to students in India.

Students usually take our IGCSE courses over one year (up to 4 subjects) or over two years (5 or more subjects). For more details see IGCSE Exam Information and take a look at our latest Exam Results.

Not sure if your child is ready for IGCSEs? Why not take a look at our course samples for Year 9 which shows the content your child should have completed and be comfortable with prior to starting IGCSE level.

English Y9 Course Sample
Maths Y9 Course Sample 

Year 9 course samples are available for other subjects by going to the relevant subject page from our Lower Secondary page.

See our IGCSE Subjects

Our Cambridge IGCSE Courses Include

  • Well-illustrated course books providing the core knowledge and understanding of each subject, usually endorsed by Cambridge
  • Access to Canvas, our learning management system, with stimulating online and offline resources
  • Assignments to complete at regular intervals throughout the course
  • Fast and helpful assignment feedback from Tutors (within 3 – 5 working days)
  • Progress Manager who will monitor your child’s progress and who is available at all times for advice and help

Hours of Study

Our IGCSE courses take approximately 150 hours of study, plus the time needed for preparation of each assignment (8 – 12 assignments per subject). Allow up to 180 hours of study for IGCSE Combined Science, English Language and Maths, and up to 300 hours of study for IGCSE Co-ordinated Sciences.

Please note that the time could be longer or shorter than this depending on your child’s ability as a learner, their organisational skills, and the support they receive at home.

Study skills sessions can be booked for those students who need a bit of extra help organising and structuring their studies.

Our Promises to You

  • Should your child wish to retake the exam because their result in any subject has fallen short of grades A* – C, we will provide full support at no extra charge for them to prepare for the next available examination


  • Your child will have two years in which to complete their IGCSE course. Should they wish to defer their exam, for any reason, beyond the original exam date, they may do so for a small additional fee


Wolsey Hall provided me exactly with what I needed at the time – a flexible, accessible way to study for my IGCSEs. Their Tutors are excellent and were quick to provide thorough and constructive feedback on my assignments, as well as supplying me with important advice and resources on exam technique, ensuring that I was as prepared as possible. I am very pleased with my IGCSE grades – four of which are A*s, then an A and a B. They allowed me to go on to study A Levels, which I would not be doing right now had I not found Wolsey Hall. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a flexible way to study and is perhaps unable to attend a public or private school, or simply wants to ensure a quality learning experience, and is capable of mostly self-motivated learning with the aid of Tutor feedback and online resources.

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