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Choosing appropriate High School Grade after IGCSE 

Abdul Mujeeb
Abdul Mujeeb
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Posted On: 12/21/2015
Abdul Mujeeb
Abdul Mujeeb
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Hi,
I am Abdul Mujeeb, and i recently moved from Saudi Arabia to Canada.

I Completed my extended IGCSE in 6 subjects(Maths,Physics,Chemistry,ESL,Information and Communications technology,Urdu) and got As and A*s in all the subjects except Urdu(I got a B in it).

In other countries,IGCSE is mostly completed in grade 11 and you usually become eligible for As Levels in grade 11 and A Levels in grade 12.

However,In Saudi Arabia,IGCSE generally gets completed by Grade 10,As by grade 11, and A by grade 12.

So let me get to my question,although i am currently taking grade 11 courses at my high school,i was wondering that should'nt i be eligible for grade 12 courses after completing IGCSE as in other countries,its equivalent to grade 11.

Also if i do continue in grade 11,would i be given enough credits by the end of grade 12(30) even without me doing grade 9-10 from an Ontario High School by just evaluating my IGCSE grades and giving me equivalent credits.

I did take the Ontario high school evaluation test and they decided that grade 11/10 was suitable for me just because i did'nt solve some questions(i was familiar with all the questions,i did'nt answer some because i did'nt open my books for 3 straight after completing my IGCSE and i could'nt remember some of the stuff).

So let me conclude,lets say if i am eligible for grade 12,would my high school take note of that and allow me to switch, and will i get the High School Diploma at the end.

The only reason why i am asking this question is that i worked really hard for my IGCSE exam,got really good grades in them,and want to make the most possible out of it.

I was really surprised by the fact that a single test is used to determine which grade you should be in from grade 9-12,i mean they should implement a bit more depth in your grade evaluation(like making some research about your previous curricullum and then making evaluations etc).

I would be very thankful if someone helps me out.

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Posted On: 12/29/2015
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Hello Mujeeb,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be concerned about this situation.

It may be best to contact your school board's Newcomer Reception, Orientation & Assessment Centre directly.

Your User ID profile indicates that you are in London.

You can find some information related to the Newcomer Reception, Orientation & Assessment Centre on the Thames Valley District School Board Website.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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