The Manx education system it to make a big break from the English equivalent.
Tim Crookall MHK, Minister for Education and Children, announced in Tynwald changes to 14-16 qualifications in secondary schools and the adoption of a new examination system.
The department’s five secondary schools will, this September, begin preparations for a move away from the English GCSE system towards the widespread adoption of the International GCSE (IGCSE), as set by Cambridge International Examinations, the international examination board of the University of Cambridge.
Pupils who begin Year 10 in September 2015 will be the first to sit IGCSE examinations on a large scale, though they are currently used in a small number of subjects in some schools.
More on this story in tomorrow’s Manx Independent