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A Side by Side Comparison between IB and IGCSE

Published by SchoolAdvisor | Feb 18, 2021

Lets look into the difference between these two internationally recognised programmes, perhaps the most popular options in Malaysian International schools: the IB (International Baccalaureate) and IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education).


Much debate has been carried out between the two systems. IB is famous for positioning itself as an education framework as opposed to IGCSE which is a school curriculum system.

We have compiled the thoughts of educators, policy makers, parents and students in a side-by-side comparison so Malaysian parents may have a better understanding of the two and will be able to make the best informed choice regarding this aspect.

Do take note that these are the personal opinions of individuals and may not reflect the position of the School Advisor's team.

IB IGCSE Differences

IB vs IGCSE Important Information

IB IGCSE Information

IB vs IGCSE Complaints

IB IGCSE Other Opinions

See also:

How International Baccalaureate (IB) Differs From Other Curriculums

The Pros and Cons of International Baccalaureate

IGCSE in Malaysia: All the basics you need to know