Glimpses…into the world of :– National/ International Education…
Welcome to one of the most exciting periods of life!!!
Regardless of nationality, as soon as a student completes the 8th grade, the clock starts ticking. From that very moment the child has approximately -
…Two Million Minutes until high school graduation…Two Million Minutes to build their intellectual foundation…Two Million Minutes to prepare for college and ultimately career…Two Million Minutes to go from a teenager to an adult
In other words….
How a student spends their Two Million Minutes - in class, at home studying, playing sports, working, sleeping, socializing or just goofing off -- will affect their economic prospects for the rest of their lives.
Reality is :- We are NOW left with 1MM….
The New Reality
In the 21st Century, everyone in the world can compete on an equal footing with everyone else. Therefore the difference between success and failure will be the ability to communicate and to understand.
The COUNCIL was established in 1958 by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate to ensure that its examinations become adapted to the educational needs of the country and assign the ultimate control of the same on the COUNCIL. The COUNCIL was registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 on 19 December, 1967.
ICSE; projects are integral part and there is emphasis on English language.
ICSE Syllabus is Extensive.
Prepares students for National competitions.
Gives Option of choosing streams and subjects as early as 8th std.
Students can drop a subject like Mathematics from this level. Some boards give these options at grade 11-12.
International Boards gives range of subjects and choices that students need/ want for excellence.
NO Major Change proposed as compared to CBSE/State Board
Options based on Choice of professional prog
Subject reviews ( E.Ed might be added to subjects and removed as a separate subject)
Common Admissions Tests
Central Board of Secondary Education
UP board set up in 1921, with rapid growth in 1952 was renamed as Central Board of Secondary Education.
Board today has 8979 schools on 31-03-2007 including 141 schools in 21 countries. There are 897 Kendriya Vidyalayas, 1761 Government Schools, 5827 Independent Schools, 480 Jawahar Novodaya Vidyalayas and 14 Central Tibetean Schools.
Common Syllabus for Math/ Science proposed from 2012
Common Exams for Professional Prog by 2013
5 subjects and similar system
Similar subject options
National Institute of Open Schooling
Accepted by AIU
Equally challenging programs/ courses
General Image – for students/ parents
International Boards in India
Qualification from UK
Qualifications from USA
Qualifications from Switzerland
Qualifications from Australia
Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)
University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the world’s largest provider of international qualifications for 14–19 year olds.
CIE has worked in partnership with ministries of education, qualifications authorities and examination and assessment boards around the world for over 150 years. In some countries such as Singapore Cambridge examinations are the state qualification for students in secondary school.
What is CIE ?
Area of Study
Common characteristics of Cambridge IGCSE/ AS/A syllabuses
Develops students’ independent learning, problem solving and enquiry skills.
Develops students’ knowledge and understanding across key subjects allowing schools to build world class curriculum.
Flexibility and cultural sensitivity helps students’ individualize the curriculum
The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a globally recognized qualification, offered by CIE in 125 countries, for 14-16 years old , in over 70 subjects, since September 1985; taken at the Grade 10 level, similar to the Grade 10 examinations of the CBSE and ICSE or the middle years Program of the IB.
IGCSE/GCE –A levels assessment is conducted by UK assessment organization: Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)
Two Exam Sessions every Year:-
May/ June and October/November.
IGCSE/ GCE-A levels is Linear not Modular, so results in one session do not carry over to the next.
11th and 12th
Advance Subsidiary level
5/6 subjects at As Level
3/4 Subjects at A levels
Current trends students choose more than 6/7 subjects
Any child after MYP or class X exam
English Compulsory (11th std English equivalent o 12th Std language of any other board)
Choices dependent on Professional growth/ aim/ admission to universities
Exams Twice in a Year
Reappearing for Improvement in Grades
For Students in India, CIE provides Grade equivalent in percentage, CIE also provides “expected grade certificate” which is accepted by most universities as per Association of Indian Universities(AIU) and students need to submit final mark sheets when they get their results in August.
AS level exam at the end of 1 or 2 years
A’ level exam at the end of 2 years (usually)
AS level at the end of 1 year + ‘A’ level at the end of 2 years
It is recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as being at par with CBSE, ICSE, etc.
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International Baccalaureate Organization
There are more than 9,00,000 IB students at 3147 schools in 140 countries. ...