(Offered from Grade 9 to Grade 12)
University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the world’s largest provider of international qualifications for 5–19 year olds. It is a part of the University of Cambridge and it is a non-profit making organisation.
The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a globally recognised qualification, offered by the world famous University of Cambridge. IGCSE, formed in 1988, It develops and encourages vital educational skills, including oral skills, investigative skills, problem solving, team work, recall of knowledge, and initiative. The IGCSE programme has worldwide status and credibility. In India, the course is delivered in over 200 schools. It is recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as being at par with CBSE, ICSE, etc.
How does the IGCSE compare to other programmes like CBSE, or ICSE?
Like other modern programmes, IGCSE offers a wider range of subjects and encourages high academic standards through a practical approach to teaching and learning. Assessment is not limited to conventional written papers and they consist of a variety of tests e.g. oral and listening tests.
IGCSE is a balanced curriculum and a flexible course of study.
Most subjects offer a choice between core curriculum and extended curriculum. This gives students of all ability levels the freedom to choose subjects that are right for them and, thereby, the opportunity to score good grades.
The core curriculum is an overview of the subject and is suitable for students who are expected to achieve grades C to G.