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Cambridge Assessment International Education

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  • What is Cambridge IGCSE?    Show more   

  • The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a comprehensive two-year programme, distributed over Class 9 and 10. The final examination will be taken at the end of Class 10.

    • It is a globally recognized qualification, similar to the Class 10 examinations of the SSC, ICSE, CBSE, British GCSE, International GCE O Level examinations or the Middle Years Programme of the IB.
    • All Indian Boards and Universities accept IGCSE as equivalent to SSC/ICSE/CBSE.
    • The IGCSE programme has worldwide status and credibility. In India, the course is delivered in over 130 schools with the number rising each year.
    • Worldwide, it is delivered in schools in over 160 countries and is recognised by colleges and universities in India and everywhere, more so in the USA, UK and other Commonwealth countries.

     

  • How is a Cambridge international curriculum beneficial?    Show more   

    • The world is moving towards globalisation in every sphere and there is a need for a Global education to enable global citizens.
    • Additionally, students need to learn different skills and have awareness towards humanity and social concepts.
    • Teaching methodologies need to evolve and keep in sync with the latest to be able to capture the potential of the student.
    • Students today need to be out of the box thinkers, creative doers, open to taking risks and thinking differently to manage in today’s corporate world.
    • They need to have excellent communication skills and manage people effectively.
    • The way that students learn today needs to be revisited and adapted to the current trends.
    • International students are action oriented, skilled, active life long learners.

     

  • What does Cambridge assessment international education offer?    Show more   

  • Cambridge International leads the way worldwide in raising educational standards with the introduction of their IGCSE and A level study program.

    • Cambridge has structured their teaching methods with planning and precision to align the requirements at a global level.
    • Quality assurance is provided with ongoing teacher training workshops and regular evaluation and support.
    • It thus aims to be a world leader in offering students and parents the very best of modern education.
  • What subjects are offered at IGCSE level in AGS?    Show more   

  • We offer the following subjects-

     

    The following groups of subjects make up the curriculum. We require students to study 7 to 8 subjects in preparation for the IGCSE in order to ensure that all students retain a wide range of options for further study and career choices. This can lead to an additional qualification - the International Certificate of Education (ICE).

    Note: The subjects on offer maybe altered depending on the overall demand for a particular course, and the capacity of the students, and the school's decision will be final.

     

  • What are the IGCSE Courses and Examination like?    Show more   

  • 1) The course differs for each subject, but throughout there will be a mix of assessment methods, including coursework, practical exercises, oral and listening tests, projects and written examinations.

    2) IGCSE courses usually take two years to complete and examinations are taken at the end of this period.

    3) Subjects are graded A* through to G - grade A is awarded for the highest level of achievement and grade G for the lowest.

     

  • What is the next step after IGCSE?    Show more   

  • After IGCSE, a student is eligible for any 10+2 level qualification like: Local Boards – Class 12 CBSE/ ISC /HSC. Or International pre-university programs like IBDP and AS/A levels(UK).

     

  • Can a Cambridge student take any of the Indian Competitive exams like IIT?    Show more   

  • Yes. The course content of Cambridge for the Sciences and Mathematics is in line with the prescribed syllabus of all India open entrance tests for Engineering or Medicine undergraduate studies. All IIT’s and other specialized institutes recognize Cambridge AS/A level. Furthermore, this curriculum is more practical, and application based. The focus is on the student’s knowledge, reasoning power and problem-solving abilities which are required to clear all professional entrance exams.

     

  • Is the staff well trained to conduct Cambridge Programmes?    Show more   

  • Cambridge provides online and face-to-face training courses for their teachers so that they have complete knowledge and skills to deliver Cambridge curricula successfully. It is mandatory for every teacher to go through the training.
    Recruitment process of teachers is stringent with three rigorous steps which include – questionnaire session, content test, demo classes and interactive session with subject experts. Recruited teachers undergo intensive training.