Affiliated to Cambridge International Examinations - University of Cambridge, U.K.
1) Are the Indian colleges giving preference to Indian Boards?
Most colleges have recognized the Cambridge Board. Students must take a minimum of 5
subjects to be at par with students passing out of Indian Boards.
Presidency college has declared that students will be considered eligible on the basis of provisional result and entrance examination
2) Does the International Syllabus match the ISC and CBSE syllabus, so that students can sit for the Medical & Engineering Joint entrance exam?
These are competitive exams which anyway require a rigorous training after the 12th board
exams. So all students have to take special training at Coaching Classes.
3) What is the difference between the IGCSE/ "O" Level and ICSE syllabus?
The concepts are similar and the syllabus content is the same. But the International syllabus is
more application based and the approach is different. Students of the Cambridge board have a
better awareness about things around the world, as the spectrum becomes wider. The more in
depth syllabus improves their thinking skills.
4) Students passing out of the Indian Board do equally well in foreign Universities. Comment.
A child from the Cambridge board is already familiar with the system when he or she goes to
an overseas college.
5) How do students from the Cambridge Board cope in an Indian College?
They get a head start in our colleges because the AS and A2 (class XI & XII) syllabus matches
with our 1st year college syllabus.
6) Why should I select O Level, IGCSE for my child ?
a.“O” level is one of the most sought – after and recognized qualifications in the world. It develops and encourages vital educational skills, including oral skills, investigative skills, problem solving, team work, recall of knowledge, and intiative.
Taking the “O” level & “A” level examinations will help our children face global competition for admissions to quality institutions abroad & in India and also get credit points, that save time & money in all UK Universities & about 150 top – rung Universities in the U. S. A., Canada ,European Union, Middle East, West Asia, New Zealand, India ,Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and around the world
c. The IGCSE / O Level curriculum is balanced and lends an international perspective to studies. It also takes account of differing abilities of students.
d. IGCSE students can take advantage of the Cambridge Checkpoint, a diagnostic service comprising of standardized tests, that pin – points a student’s strengths and weaknesses in key curriculum areas.
Cambridge Program – Currently focused on IGCSE at 9 & 10 and A Level at 12 Grade (Also commencing Cambridge Diploma Program at Grade – 12)
Biggest advantage of International curriculum is freedom offered in delivery of curriculum.
This provides opportunity to school to try innovative approach to help children understand concepts than just follow textbook teaching.
Assessments can be differentiated and thus learning can be made fun.