Saturday, September 23, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions - General

FAQs - General

Find out what you can, about the ICSE and IGCSE Examinations at Jankidevi Public School, by reading the information provided by the School in its prospectus and talking to current students and teachers. Students who have studied ICSE and IGCSE are equally eligible to follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme .

The decision to do IBD depends on the individual’s performance and career choice. Those who do not wish to do IBD have the option to pursue the Higher Secondary Examination of Indian School Boards (CBSE, HSC etc.  and thereafter any of the professional courses of the graduate/ post-graduate streams.

As a school that offers both national and international curricula, we are uniquely placed to blend the best elements of these different systems at various levels. The school-wide professional development of teachers through conferences and workshops serves as an effective platform to appreciate and share the strengths inherent in both curricula.

Marks are awarded out of 100 for all subjects. The Council encourages a system of continuous assessment by the school and, therefore, all the subjects have an internal assessment component of 20% marks in the form of project work, while the final written examination accounts for 80% marks. With respect to the optional subject chosen from Group III, it is divided into a Theory paper and a Practical component, with each being assessed to the extent of 50% marks through internal evaluation and 50% marks by way of external evaluation / final written examination. The standard reached in 'Socially Useful Productive Work' (internally assessed) will be given grades A, B, C, D or E; A being the highest and E the lowest. A, B, C or D indicates a 'Pass' and E a 'Fail'.

The ICSE Pass Certificate will be awarded to candidates who attain the 'Pass' standard in at least five subjects, which must include English. In addition, a candidate must attain a 'Pass' grade in 'Socially Useful Productive Work'. The 'Pass' mark for each subject is 35%.

The IGCSe curriculul develops key-learning, problem-solving and investigative skills by encourging an active critical and questioning approach to study. It ensures a broad based education, while encouraging a degree of choice.

The IGCSE curriculum develops skills in enquiry, creative thinking and problem-solving which help in the overall development of a child. Hence one should opt for IGCSE.

The Cambridge IGCSE programme develops a solid foundation of knowledge and skills and provides excellent preparation for higher education for Universities in India.

English, Hindi/French as a second language, Science, Social Science and ICT (Information and Communication Technology) are the subjects offered by the school for the Cambridge Primary Programme.

To qualify for the ICE Certificate, candidates need to have achieved grade ‘G’ or above in at least seven subjects-two of which much be in the Languages subject group and at least one of each of the other subject groups.

Yes, IGCSE is recognised by all the education boards in India as a qualification for admission to other higher secondary education courses.

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