The I.G.C.S.E. (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) is an internationally recognized British system, designed to encourage high academic standards through a practical approach to teaching and learning. It is equivalent in standard to the Egyptian Thanaweya Aama. The I.G.C.S.E. is accepted as a university entrance qualification by the Egyptian universities, the American University in Cairo, the German University, the British University, the private universities and most universities abroad.