Horizon International Academy  is an international school recognized as an Edexcel International centre.

About Edexcel

Edexcel, formerly known as London Examinations and the largest awarding body in the UK of academic and vocational qualifications. Formed over 100 years ago by a royal charter, the Edexcel Board is respected across the world as an advocate of quality educational standards.

Edexcel is a part of the Pearson Group, the world’s largest educational services company, comprising the Financial Times, Penguin Publishing, Pearson Education and Pearson VUE among other group companies.

Edexcel Board which is present in over 110 countries worldwide offers the IGCSE and GCE AS & A Level qualifications for schools. These qualifications are recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and students are eligible to apply to universities in India. Edexcel is one of only 5 boards accredited by the government of UK to offer IGCSE’s and GCE’s in state funded schools in the UK.

Edexcel’s International Qualifications

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is for students aged 14-16 and equivalent to a class 10 in India. Constantly refined, the 2009 specifications for IGCSE offer the most up-to-date education with latest references and innovative assessment models coupled with extensive online and offline teaching resources. General Certificate for Education (GCE) AS & A Levels is for students aged 16-18 and equivalent to classes 11 and 12 in India. The 2008 specifications offer the latest international standards along with a wide range of resources. Students can then move on to universities in India or UK for further education. Edexcel board provides a wide umbrella of flexible features to help students succeed in their critical academic years including: 1) Studying a truly international curriculum studied by some of the top state & private schools in the UK 2) Exemption from IL’s for students of IGCSE English A 3) Two tier system of subject for core subjects like Maths so all students can pass this critical subject 4) Differed unit-based examination system for the critical grades of 11 and 12 so retakes and improvements are easier 5) Progression into vocational qualifications leading to exemption from 2 years of university in the UK

Advantages of Edexcel IGCSE curriculum.

The Edexcel - International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is one of the most recognized qualifications around the world. IGCSE courses are renowned for developing vital educational skills, including recall of knowledge, oral skills, problem solving, initiative team work and investigative skills.  

The resulting qualification provides a foundation for higher level courses, such as levels, the Advanced International Certificate of Education, the North American Advanced Placement program and International Baccalaureate. 

Edexcel IGCSE offers a flexible course of study that gives candidates the freedom to choose subjects that are right for them, while providing them with a broad knowledge base and lifelong skills. This world class curriculum is 'student friendly' and helps the students to 'think out of the box'.

  • IGCSE's are recognized as a reliable record of attainment which counts towards entry to universities and colleges around the world.
  • A good grade in IGCSE English as a Second Language is accepted for entry by almost all universities in the UK, Canada and Australia as evidence of adequate competence in the English Language.
  • IGCSE Science will help the students to develop scientific abilities and skills relevant to the study of science which will be of use in everyday life. Students will gain an awareness of the study and practice of science and will understand that scientific applications have both beneficial and detrimental effects on the individual and the environment.
  • In India, IGCSE is accepted as equivalent to 10th grade of other Indian boards and Edexcel is one of the approved boards and an associate member of COBSE (Council of boards of school education in India). 
  • In India, GCE – ‘O’ level and GCE – ‘A’ level of Edexcel is recognized by AIU (All India Universities) as equivalent to +2 stage qualification of an Indian Board giving access to the bachelor degree programs at all Indian Universities
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