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It develops successful students, giving them excellent preparation for their next steps in education, including progression to A and AS Level study, and equips them with skills for immediate employment.

The IGCSE examination is suitable for virtually the whole ability range. It has an 8-point scale of grades: A*, A, B, C, D, E, F and G. (Grade A* is awarded for exceptional levels of achievement).


To take account of differing abilities, there is a choice between Core and Extended curriculum papers in most subjects. This allows teachers to decide on the mostappropriate level of papers for their students.

The Core curriculum in each subject is within the ability range of a large majority of students. It provides a full overview of the subject and is targeted at students expected to achieve grades D to G.

The Extended curriculum, which comprises the Core curriculum and the Supplement, has been designed for the more academically able and leads naturally into higher education or professional training. It is targeted at those...

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International Baccalaureate

Today, parents have a plethora of educational boards from which to choose, to enroll their children. It is no longer just the SSC (Secondary School Certificate) or ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education).

IB is the abbreviation for International Baccalaureate.

It is an internationally recognised school system made up of three educational programmes:

  1. PYP: The Primary Years Programme (Kindergarten to Class 5).
  2. MYP: The Middle Years Programme (Class 6 to Class 10).
  3. DP: The Diploma Programme (Class 11 to Class 12).


The IB programme was founded in 1968 by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), a non-profit educational organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland. Despite having its headquarters in Switzerland, the IBO is an international organisation, not associated with any particular country and free of national political educational agendas.

How is IB different from, say, CBSE?

Is it only for gifted children? Can my ‘normal’ child cope up with IB?

The IB...

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Central Board of Secondary Education

The CBSE today has over 6700 affiliated schools and operates in about 20 countries. For administrative purposes it is organized as several regional offices.


Each Regional office will become a hub for the prospective and affiliated schools in the region. One of the important objectives will be to overcome barriers for access and equity.

With India rapidly emerging as a global leader in IT-enabled services, the CBSE, too, has geared up to provide cutting-edge technologies to all educational institutions seeking affiliation/upgradation. The implementation of the School Affiliation Interactive System (SAIS) is a key step in this direction.

Schools fulfilling the affiliation criteria may now fill up an electronic form and apply online that would help them do away with much of the time-consuming paperwork. Undoubtedly, it is the easiest and the fastest method of application, requiring minimal efforts. Those seeking affiliation with the Board may also look for relevant information posted on the website or e-mail their queries to the authorities concerned.

The facility also spells of...

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