Overview / What makes the IEB-ISC unique?
The IEB-ISC is a qualification that has been developed in Africa, by teachers who work in Africa and is designed to accommodate the contexts and worldview of African students. In its development, the IEB wanted to be as free as we could be from influences outside the continent in the design of the curriculum and in particular what we see as useful and relevant for African students wherever they may find themselves in the world – we did not want an “International qualification in Africa”, but rather a “Globally-oriented qualification with its roots in Africa”.

The ISC is an international qualification in that it is intended to be offered across borders in different countries, particularly in Africa.  The term is used specifically to indicate that it is not a qualification of one country that is being offered in other countries but rather one that has been designed with the express intention of being a globally respected qualification for students with an African heritage who want to participate effectively and navigate competently in international communities.