World’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year-olds.
Core of the IGCSE curriculum emphasizes a practical approach to learning based on inquiry.
Cambridge IGCSE develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:
Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations
Flexibility and responsiveness to change
Working and communicating in English
Provides an ideal foundation for higher-level courses such as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, 'A' Levels and the North American APT (Advanced Placement Test).
Has worldwide recognition and is equivalent to the Certificate of Secondary Education from Indian education boards, General Certificate of Secondary Education, and 'O' Level.
The teaching-learning process in Vasant Valley School is synchronised to the methods followed by the Cambridge Board.
The essence of our pedagogy is ‘learning for understanding’ and reading beyond course books, which epitomises the IGCSE philosophy.
In the two-year IGCSE programme, students of Classes IX and X study a range of subjects on offer which gives students a more rounded education.
The IGCSE curriculum and assessments are designed with the following Cambridge learner attributes in mind:
Confident in working with information and ideas - their own and those of others
Responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others
Reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn
Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference
Students will select 9 subjects in Grade 9 as follows:
Mandatory English Language
Elective 1 Spanish/Hindi Elective 2 English Literature, Chemistry, Information and Communication Technology Elective 3 Economics, Physics, History Elective 4 Mathematics Elective 5 Economics, Biology, Coordinated Sciences Elective 6 Art and Design, Computer Science, Business Studies Elective 7 English Literature, Environmental Management, Business Studies
The Cambridge ICE certificate is a group award designed for schools that want to offer a broad curriculum. Students enter and sit for a minimum of seven subjects selected from the five IGCSE curriculum areas:
Group 1- Languages
Group 2- Humanities
Group 3- Sciences
Group 4- Mathematics
Group 5- Creative and Vocational
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.