International Curricular – IGCSE/GCSE/O level
The IGCSE/GCSE is one of the most popular school level qualifications in the world. They both have
worldwide status and credibility. IGCSE/GCSE are consider the superior to national level academic
programs by colleges and universities worldwide.
IGCSE stands for International General Certificate of Secondary Education which is similar to the
Class 10 exam of the CBSE/ICSE in India. The program is made for classes 9 and 10. A student who
has passed IGCSE is eligible for admission to any international pre-university programme, like the IB
Diploma, ADP(Advanced Placement Diploma) (US), and A/AS Level & AICE (UK) or Plus Two of the
Indian system. The GCSE is similar to the Class 12 exam of the CBSE/ICSE. The program is made for
classes 11 and 12.
The IB Diploma is a two-year Diploma for classes 11 and 12. The program is more practical and
application-based. It has a It ensures a strong university entry credential. It prepares students to
succeed in higher education, with essential skills such as self-confidence, preparedness, research
skills, organizational skills and active self-learning skills. The methodology focused on ‘learning how
to learn’ rather than ‘what to learn’.
CAS aims to provide students with scope for personal growth, intellectual, physical and creative
challenges, and awareness of themselves as responsible members of their communities through
participation in social or community work (service), other physical activities (activity), and creative
activities (creativity). The minimum amount of this activity for the two-year programme is about 3–4
hours every week. Previously, there was a condition for those 150 CAS hours be completed, but this
was removed in 2010. But some schools still require these hours.
Yes, it is recognized by CBSE, CISCE & state boards in India as a qualification for entry to Class XI or for other higher secondary education courses. It is also a recognized Class X qualification, as one of the requirements for admission to UG courses in India.
Firstly, it is an international examination with worldwide recognition and credibility
Secondly, it motivates – demands – the questioning and finding way of learning, rather than relying on rote learning
Thirdly, it provides excellent preparation for the IBDP
Last but not least, the coursework & practical provide strong skills development and application orientation.
Our Class X students have the opportunity to seek admission to the IB Diploma Programme in Classes XI and XII, the final choices are driven by considerations of their own and career preferences. For students who don’t opt to continue the IB Diploma Programme at our School, other options include GCE ‘A’ Levels, the (AICE) Advanced International Certificate of Education and the North American Advanced Placement Test. The IGCSE board examinations are held in May-June and the results are announced online in the 2nd week of August every year, with the print copies of results available in the School by the 3rd week of August. The certificates are issued mid-October. These timelines do not synchronize with the admissions schedules of the Indian plus two boards (ISC/CBSE/HSC).