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Cambridge International

Cambridge International Examinations offers Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS & A Level. Cambridge ensures that its programs and syllabuses are culturally sensitive, designed for an international context and set a global standard for international education.

Every learner is a language learner: Language plays a particularly critical role in the school curriculum. If English is the language of instruction then it is also the medium through which students’ access learning and communicates their understanding in all their subjects. Schools often have learners with different language profiles, and this reality is addressed through; training the students to learn the English Language, to practice it and achieve fluency. With globalization the English language stands as a medium of knowledge and a passport to other countries. The syllabus is tailor made to create a sense of curiosity in learning new things and to give handson experience of the contents the students have studied.

Advantage:

Cambridge hopes that its learner attributes can contribute by encouraging teachers to focus on the strategies and habits needed for lifelong learning within and beyond the curriculum.

The academic disciplines provide the foundation for this, and Cambridge concentrates on supporting the development and application of deep understanding to real-world problems. Building interdisciplinary understanding is also a powerful skill and increasingly important, provided it is grounded in disciplinary understanding.

The syllabuses and teaching strategies work together to enhance 21st century skills in the learners:

  • Critical thinking
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Creativity and Imagination
  • Problem Solving
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Global and Cultural Awareness
  • Leadership
  • Technology
  • Initiative
  • Social Responsibility and Ethics

Prerequisite

Currently, IGCSE is a two-year program starting at the Class 9 level. A student who has done his/ her early schooling from any other board can join the IGCSE program at the Class 9 level.

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a globally recognized qualification, taken at the Class 10 level, which is similar to the Class 10 examinations of the CBSE and ICSE.

IGCSE, formed in 1988, is a comprehensive two-year program, spread over Class 9 and 10, and leads to the final examinations offered every year in May and November.

A student who has passed IGCSE is eligible for any +2 level qualifications, like Class 12 CBSE/ ICSE or any international pre-university program, like the IB Diploma, Advanced Placement Diploma (US), and A/AS Level & AICE (UK).

Some advanced level subjects are more frequently required for entry to degree courses than others. We call these subjects ‘facilitating’ because choosing them at advanced level leaves open a wide range of options for university study. These facilitating subjects are:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English Language & Literature
  • Geography
  • History
  • Physics
  • Modern and Classical Languages
  • Mathematics and Further Mathematics

Cambridge Assessment International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds. It is a part of the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s top universities, trusted for excellence in education. Cambridge programmes and qualifications have a proven reputation for being an excellent preparation for university, employment and life. They provide a valuable international benchmark of learner performance.

About IGCSE Programme

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a two year programme affiliated to the University of Cambridge – UK offered to students in the age group 14-16. It is a balanced international curriculum offered by the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) which is suitable for students of all nationalities and all levels of ability. It provides an ideal preparation for higher level courses such as CBSE, ‘A’ level, SAT, ACT and IB.

IGCSE is offered by schools across the globe. It is recognized as equivalent to the British ‘O’ level and as a qualification by Universities. The examination is typically taken at the end of two years, in Grade 10.

IGCSE provides a broad study programme by drawing subjects from 5 areas:
Group 1:  Languages (First Language, Second Language, Foreign Language, etc)

Group 2:  Humanities and Social Sciences (Geography, English Literature, History, ET

Group 3:  Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc)

Group 4:  Mathematics (Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, etc)

Group 5:  Creative, Technical & Vocational (Accounting, Business Studies, Computer Studies, Music, etc.)

IGCSE Subject Options 2019-2021

A student who takes examinations in a minimum of 7 subjects qualifies for the IGCSE certificate. The ICE Certification (International Certificate of Education) is awarded by the CIE for the recommended combination of subjects in the IGCSE examinations.

Cambridge ICE is awarded to students who pass in at least seven Cambridge IGCSE subjects, including two from Group 1 and one from each of Groups 2 to 5. The seventh subject may be chosen from any of the syllabus groups.

Students who qualify for the Cambridge ICE award will be placed in one of three categories:

  • Distinction – Grade A or better in five subjects and grade C or better in two subjects.
  • Merit – Grade C or better in five subjects and grade F or better in two subjects.
  • Pass – Grade G or better in seven subjects.

Subjects offered under each group at SVIS:

Group 1: Languages:
First Language – English
Second Language – English as a Second Language, (for non-speaking English students)

Hindi, Sanskrit (provisional)

Group 2: Humanities and Social Sciences:
Economics

Group 3: Sciences:
Physics, Chemistry, And Biology

Group 4: Mathematics (Extended or Core)

Group 5: Creative, Technical and Vocational:

Computer Science, Information and Communication Technology,

Physical Education

Cambridge IGCSE assessment takes place at the end of the course and can include written, oral, coursework and practical assessment. This broadens opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning, particularly when their first language is not English. In many subjects there is a choice between core and extended curricula, making Cambridge IGCSE suitable for a wide range of abilities.

Grades are benchmarked using eight internationally recognized grades, A* to G, which have clear guidelines to explain the standard of achievement for each grade.

What is an international curriculum?

  • Over 10,000 schools in over 160 countries follow the Cambridge international curriculum
  • The curriculum is international in philosophy and approach, but can be tailored to local contexts
  • Cambridge students study for Cambridge international qualifications which are accepted and recognized around the world
  • Schools can also combine the Cambridge International curriculum with national curricula
  • Cambridge students move between Cambridge schools can continue their studies following the same curriculum.

Challenging and inspiring students worldwide

The Cambridge international curriculum sets a global standard for education, and is recognised by universities and employers worldwide. Curriculum is flexible, challenging and inspiring, culturally sensitive yet international in approach. Cambridge students develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. They also gain the essential skills they need for success at university and in their future careers.

Cambridge hopes that its learner attributes can contribute by encouraging teachers to focus on the strategies and habits needed for lifelong learning within and beyond the curriculum.

The syllabuses and teaching strategies work together to enhance 21st century skills in the learners:

  • Critical thinking
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Creativity and Imagination
  • Problem Solving
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Global and Cultural Awareness
  • Leadership
  • Technology
  • Initiative
  • Social Responsibility and Ethics

That’s why success with Cambridge International opens doors to the world’s best universities – in the US, the UK, Australia, Canada and beyond.

Research shows that good learning habits matter. Cambridge students are encouraged to reflect on their learning so that they are able to build on experience and plan ahead. They will be confident, innovative and resourceful, secure in their knowledge yet open to new ideas and opinions. They will also be responsible – to themselves, and to others. These habits lay the foundations for productive study and employment, and are actively promoted and encouraged by Cambridge syllabuses and qualifications.

For more information you can visit the Cambridge Assessment International Education website.

IGCSE courses offered at SVIS are as follows:

  • English as II Language
  • Sciences- Biology, Physics & Chemistry
  • Computer Studies
  • Mathematics

For each subject, the certificate merely indicates the grades scored, and not pass or fail.

Five scores of ‘C’ or higher indicates students readiness to pursue +2 level qualifications, like the Class 12 CBSE, IB Diploma, Advanced Placement Diploma (US), etc. The curriculum supports the development of learners and teachers who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged. The demands of living and working in the contemporary world, characterized by uncertainty, globalization, rapid change and technological innovation, need to be reflected in a school’s educational approach.

Factual knowledge is in abundance and freely available. The ability to process and apply knowledge effectively and wisely is now critical. Learners need to become problem solvers, able to interact with subject content in critical and innovative ways. They should acquire and employ strategies of assessing, processing, synthesizing and evaluating content and develop an understanding of how it all fits together as an academic discipline.

In addition to acquiring these broad-based skills, successful learners learn to take responsibility for their own learning. They do this by developing self-awareness, self-motivation and by adopting strategies and habits to take control of their learning. They are inquisitive and actively engaged, able to shift easily between independent study and collaborative enquiry. Additionally, the acquisition and implementation of ICT skills to access, process, evaluate, to communicate and share knowledge and understanding are considered fundamental learning competencies.

However there is an international bench mark examination to assess the student’s learning ability. Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint tests have been designed to assess learners at the end of Cambridge Lower Secondary.  They are available in English, English as a second language, mathematics and science, and give valuable feedback on learners’ strengths and weaknesses before they progress to the next stage of education.

The School time is as under:

The School timing: 8.30 a.m. to 3.40 p.m.

At SVIS AS Level, we offer:

  • English Literature
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

What are the subjects in the IGCSE curriculum?There are five Subject Groups in IGCSE with several subjects to choose from, in each

Group:

Group 1:  Languages (First Language, Second Language, Foreign Language, etc)

Group 2:  Humanities and Social Sciences (Geography, English Literature, History, etc)

Group 3:  Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc)

Group 4:  Mathematics (Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, etc)

Group 5:  Creative, Technical & Vocational (Accounting, Business Studies, Computer Studies, Music, etc.)