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BOARD INFORMATION : CIE-IGCSE

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(prepared from publicly available data)

CIE - University of Cambridge International Examinations
(IGCSE for Class 10 and A/AS Levels for Class 12)

 
2.1 About CIE
Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the largest provider of the world's International Qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds.
   
CIE qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world.
   
CIE is a part of the Cambridge Assessment Group, a not-for-profit organisation and a department of the University of Cambridge, UK.
 
 
2.2 Curriculum & Teaching- Learning
The Board believes in a purely progressive philosophy of education where the curriculum must begin with what is relevant and what matters to the child.
   
One of the prerequisites for the learning to happen is to cultivate the spirit of enquiry so that education never ends.
   
The classrooms are interactive and lively places for the child to enhance his/her self esteem and develop the necessary skills.
   
Cambridge curricula develop learners' understanding, knowledge and skills.
   
Cambridge offers world-class teacher and learner resources, including expert training and support resources.
   
Students are expected to study a wide range of subjects at Cambridge IGCSE. The students follow a broad and balanced curriculum with syllabuses from the following groups –Language, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Science, Business, Creative, Technical and Vocational.
 
 
2.3 Academic Programs and Qualifications
The academic programs at CIE are well designed and very progressive in their pedagogical approach to suit the international standard with multi-cultural activities.
   
Their qualifications assess abilities in a wide range of subject areas and cover the full school age range.
   
International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is the qualification at the Standard 10th level and the Cambridge International AS and A Level is the qualification at the Standard 12th level.
 
 
2.4 Assessment and Examinations
Cambridge offers rigorous and flexible assessment, leading to international qualifications, which are recognised worldwide.
   
The course differs for each subject, but throughout there will be a mix of assessment methods including coursework, practical exercise, oral and listening tests, projects and written examinations.
   
Cambridge IGCSE course usually takes two years to complete (9th and 10th Std) and examinations are taken at the end of this period. Examinations are held in June and November each year and results are issued in August and February respectively. Subjects are graded A to G, grade A is awarded for the highest level of achievement and grade G for the lowest.
   
CIE exams allow the children to have the electives as mentioned at CBSE and CISCE. AS level is equivalent to our Class 11and A level is Class 12. Our universities expect children to achieve A level in at least three electives and in English.
   
Students have the option to complete A level by taking exam at the end of Class 12, or give AS level which is half of the syllabus of A level exam after Class 11 and then give exam for remaining part of curriculum at the end of class XII to get A level.
 
 
2.5 Future and Benefits
International A level is a ' gold standard ' qualification and have been accepted to entry to universities and institutes of higher education all over the world.
   
International AS level brings flexibility to international A level program by allowing the students to follow a staged assessment route and completing the final A level assessment at a subsequent session.
   
Good international A and AS grades are a key to all major English speaking universities and many non English speaking universities.
   
Good grades at international A level can result in up to on full years standing or credits at universities in US and Canada.
   
Moreover the flexible course study give the students to have a lot of freedom to select the subjects as per their ability and also allows to develop high order thinking skills.
   
It is more suited and adaptable to the cultural context of India as the board follows the British system of education compared to other international boards.
   
It is well-balanced in terms of academic rigour and freedom provided to the students.
   
Recognition in India- A and AS Levels, IGCSE and O levels have long been recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and this information is published in the 'Equivalence of Foreign degrees' published by the AIU.
   
Universities and colleges in India are autonomous but in general follow the recommendations of the AIU.
   
About 100 institutions and colleges in India have given recognition to the qualifications from CIE board including: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Central Board of Secondary Education, Council of Boards of School Education in India, Department of Secondary & Higher Education, Gujarat State Secretary / Higher Education Board, ILS Law College, India Institute of Technology, among others.
Website: http://www.cie.org.uk/
 
 
 
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