IGCSE stands for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education, which is recognised in the United Kingdom as being equivalent to the GCSE for the purposes of recognising prior attainment. IGCSE is a qualification designed by Cambridge for students between the ages of 14 to 16. As a bridging course, it can help student transit to higher level courses such as AS and A Levels, AP and the International Baccalaureate Diploma smoothly.
A Level stands for General Certificate of Education Advanced Level, which is a U.K subject-based qualification that both nationally and internationally recognised qualification, especially in U.K. Most universities and Higher Education institutes recognise A Levels as a suitable entry qualification.