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Bunts Sanghas S.M.

Shetty International School


Frequently Asked Questions IGCSE
1. What is CIE? CIE is Cambridge International Examination UK which offers curriculum for CIPP (1st to 6th), CLSP (7th & 8th), IGCSE (9th & 10th), AS & A Level (11th & 12th). 2. Is the IGCSE Programme recognized by Higher Secondary Boards and Universities in India? Yes, it recognized by CBSE, ICSE and State Education boards in India as a viable qualification for entry to class XI or for other higher secondary education courses. 3. How are IGCSE students assessed? A variety of assessment techniques are used, appropriate to the various subjects, such as oral & listening tests, practical and course work which look at overall performance over this two-year period and contribute 30-50% of the final grade in all subjects, in addition to written examinations. 4. a. b. What are the benefits of IGCSE, when compared with other examinations that might be taken in classes IX and X? It is an International Examination with world-wide status and credibility. It encourages indeed, demands the questioning and discovery method of learning, rather than relying on rote learning. c. It provides excellent preparation for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme that Bunts Sanghas S.M.Shetty International School students may follow in classes XI and XII. Students who have taken the IGCSE Programme will be familiar with the styles of learning and the expectations of the IB/ A Levels, IGCSE XI & XII. d. The course work and practical provide a strong skill development and application orientation. e. The IGCSE provides a foundation for higher level courses, including AS and A Levels and the AICE Diploma f. Good IGCSE grades count towards entry to universities and colleges around the world g. IGCSE offers students a flexible course of study that gives them the freedom to select the subjects that are right for them
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Study and examination at IGCSE provide a broad knowledge base and learning skills that provide excellent preparation for employment

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Can an IGCSE student at Bunts Sanghas S.M.Shetty International School continue his/her studies at another IGCSE authorized school if the need arises? Yes, as all IGCSE authorized schools across the world follow a common curriculum, IGCSE students, like IB students, enjoy enormous mobility & transferability. However, admission to another school will be subject to the admission policy of that school and the availability of places and subjects on offer.

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What is CIPP? Cambridge International Primary Programme is the first level of the CIE (University of Cambridge International Examination) that comprises of Grade 1 to Grade 6.

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How CIPP will help the students? The Primary Programme aids identification of a students strengths and weaknesses and can be used to support learning and development. The Primary Programme progresses students seamlessly into middle years curricula, such as CAMBRIDGE LOWER SECONDARY PROGRAMME & IGCSE

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What type of curriculum will be followed? Curriculum is appropriate and relevant internationally. It includes topquality teaching and assessment resources. It is appropriate for teaching and learning in local and international schools. It offers flexibility to choose the subject.

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What are the subjects offered? Core Subjects English Science Mathematics Optional Subjects Hindi, Social Studies Art & Craft, Music, P.E Yoga & Thinking Skills

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What are the special features of CIE? Dynamism. Global Prospective. Adaptable, student friendly curriculum. Pragmatic approach towards learning. Teacher student Ratio 1 : 15

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Are the teachers trained for teaching the CIE curriculum?

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The teachers will be specially trained by the Cambridge University. 12. Why should we go for CIPP? Cambridge International Primary Programme Provides valuable addition to the provision in school. Provides progression tests for in-school use for stages 3-8 in core subjects. Provides students with the foundations they need to take UK key Stage tests. 13. How is progress monitored at CIPP level? The students progress is monitored through various tests such as : 14. Primary Progression Test (Grade 3 onwards) Primary Achievement Test (In Grade 6) Check point (For Grade 7 and 8 ) IGCSE (Grades 9 and 10)

What options are available after completing the IGCSE Programme? Our IGCSE students can follow the AS / A level / IB Diploma Programme in classes XI and XII. Other options include GCE A level, the Advanced International Certificate of Education and the North American Placement Test or can also shift to Indian State Board for Standards XI & XII . The IGCSE board examinations are held in May-June and the results are announced online in the 2nd week of August or in November for which the certificates are issued in February. Although these timelines do not synchronize with the admission schedules of the Indian +2 boards (ISC/CBSE/HSC), IGCSE students may seek provisional admission to them on the basis of the predicted grades. Not withstanding the above position, the time-lag between the announcement of IGCSE results and the class XI admission timelines in India acts, to some extent, as a limiting factor with respect to options within the Indian curriculum. It is also pertinent to note that students who pursue programmes like the IB Diploma, GCE A level and so on, after their IGCSE class X, will also have the option to study with universities in India.

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Is it possible for a child to shift from IGCSE to SSC board? They can change to any board any time.

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