Preparatory course for cambridge international general certificate of secondary education (IGCSE) GRADE 9 & GRADE 10
The IGCSE is the world’s most popular exam qualification for 14 to 16 year olds, and the Cambridge IGCSE is recognized by universities and employers everywhere.
The IGCSE Programme is administered by the University of Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE). The IGCSE Programme is recognized worldwide, with over 9000 schools in 160 countries offering the Cambridge qualification.
Cambridge IGCSE offers a flexible and stimulating curriculum, supported by excellent resources and training.
For learners, Cambridge IGCSE helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. It is the perfect springboard to advanced study.
The International General Certificate of Secondary Education or IGCSE is a certification designed to prepare students for a higher education wherever they are in the world.
The IGCSE has always emphasized adding value within a national context whilst also contributing to internationalism.
KKIS takes a holistic approach to how they teach the IGCSE curriculum and provide the best infrastructure and community for students.
IGCSE Key Features :
- Provides an ideal foundation for higher-level courses such as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, and ‘AS/A’ Levels.
- Has worldwide recognition
- Offers syllabi which reflect local economies and cultures within a global context, hence ensuring that students gain a wide perspective while recognizing and valuing their own environment;
- Develops key learning, problem-solving and investigative skills by encouraging an active, critical and questioning approach to study;
- Ensures a broad-based education.
Your child’s choice of IGCSE subjects can have a major bearing on their future education and career.
In the two-year IGCSE programme Classes IX and X students study a range of subjects that are exciting and challenging. It helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem-solving. The holistic and experiential nature of learning balances knowledge, understanding and skills, and ensures that students are well-prepared for the A/ AS LEVEL, IB Diploma and other pre-university programmes.
In Class VIII, which is a preparatory year, students study academic subjects that prepare them for the IGCSE programme, ranging from First Language English, Second Languages like Hindi, Tamil or French, Sciences and Mathematics, along with optional subjects like Art, Computer Studies, Physical Education and Global Perspectives.
This is complemented by inter-disciplinary projects in Class VIII, to develop critical thinking and research skills. Cambridge IGCSE assessment takes place at the end of the course and can include written, oral, coursework and practical assessment. Grades are benchmarked using eight internationally recognized grades, A* to G, which have clear guidelines to explain the standard of achievement for each grade.
Cambridge IGCSE examination sessions occur twice a year, in June and November. Results are issued in August and January.
The objective of this course is to prepare students for the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Examinations, giving them a better understanding and overview of the Cambridge IGCSE Examinations academic subjects comprising of English, Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Physics and more.
Designed for :
- Candidates who are between the ages of 14 – 25.
- Candidates who wish to acquire a qualification that is internationally recognised.
- Candidates who wish to pursue degrees or certificates of higher education.
Subjects and Electives:
ENGLISH / MATHEMATICS / PHYSICS / CHEMISTRY / BIOLOGY / ACCOUNTING / BUSINESS STUDIES / ECONOMICS / GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES / ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT / COMPUTER SCIENCE / HINDI / TAMIL / FRENCH
Duration: 1 year (Full Time)
Age Group: At least 14 years old.
Class Size: 1:20 (Teacher: Student)
Mode of Delivery: Face to Face
Course Commencement Date: 01 April 2023
Course Completion Date: 31 March 2024
Minimum Entry Requirements: Completion of Cambridge IGCSE Lower Secondary or equivalent qualifications.
Language Proficiency: English
Class Periods :
Monday to Friday : 9.20 am to 12.20 pm and 1.00 pm to 3.15 pm
Contact Hours Per Week : 1100 (5.0 days x 5.5 hours)
Examination Period :
At the end of each term
Assessment Methods :
Internal: Quarterly Tests and Year-End Examinations for all subjects, except Art and Physical Education
External: Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Test (optional)
Assessment Grading Criteria :
Internal: Quarterly Tests, Year-End Examinations and Quarterly Assignments are marked according to Kindle Kids International School’ standard grading criteria
External: The Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint Test (optional) is set and marked by Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE).