Presentation on theme: "1 Prakriya Green Wisdom School. 2 Choice of Board Exams Prakriya offers the opportunity to students of choosing one of these school leaving examinations:"— Presentation transcript:
2 Choice of Board Exams Prakriya offers the opportunity to students of choosing one of these school leaving examinations: ICSE (classes 1 to 10) IGCSE (classes 8 to 10)
3 IGCSE Curriculum We are offering the IGCSE curriculum in addition to the ICSE so that: Children have a greater choice of subjects Children can choose to take exams at different levels
4 Why IGCSE ? IGCSE Curriculum Is now recognised in colleges in India (AIU) and also has international acceptance and quality Includes ICE (7 to 9 subjects) and IGCSE (min 5 subjects) Two levels – Core and Extended within these Offers choice from over 70 subjects
5 Objectives in introducing the IGCSE Children learn better ! Learning with greater depth Excellent, user friendly text books Learning to learn – focus on self-initiated learning. Learning with thoroughly researched curriculum with very high web based support for students and teachers
6 …..About CIE Taken at class 10 level - similar to class X examinations of CBSE & ICSE Also offers A and AS certification equivalent to the PUC. It’s a comprehensive 2 year programme spread over class 9 and 10 A student who has done his/ her early schooling from any other board can join the IGCSE programme at the Class 8 or 9 level.
7 Levels Certification is awarded at two levels for the 10 th Exam: ICE - where children can take up 7 to 9 subjects IGCSE -where children can take up a minimum of 5 subjects – if they take up more exams the best 5 will be counted.
8 IGCSE IGCSE offers a balanced curriculum and a flexible but rigorous course of study. Any 5 subjects can be selected from a list of 70 Each subject is offered at Core or Extended Level The core curriculum is an overview of the topic The Extended level is a specialization in that topic
9 ICE International Certificate of Education (ICE) is awarded to students who attempt and pass seven or more papers. The seven subjects must be selected as follows: Two subjects from the language group One from each of the other four groups One more from any of the five groups
10 ICE Group 1: Languages -- (First Language, Second, Language Foreign Language, etc) Group 2: Humanities and Social Sciences -- (Geography, English Literature, History, etc) Group 3: Sciences -- (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc) Group 4: Mathematics -- (Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, etc) Group 5: Creative, Technical & Vocational -- (Accounting, Business Studies, Music, Computer Studies, Food & Nutrition, Art and Design etc )
11 Assessment Final exams are offered every year in May & November Students are allowed to clear papers over three semesters Certificate given to each subject separately. Students opting for ICE get a consolidated certificate. Assessment consists of multiple components in each subject (written, oral, listening, practical…)
12 Assessment The assessment is aimed at a wide ability range of students, with an eight-point grading scale, from A+ to G, with A+ being the highest. Children have the option of bettering their grades in the next semester For each subject, the certificate merely indicates the grades scored, and not pass or fail. Five scores of 'C' or higher indicates a students readiness to pursue +2 level qualifications.
13 Grade Equivalent A* = 95 – 100 A = 90 - 94 B = 75 - 89 C = 60 - 74 D = 45 - 59 E = 30 - 44 F = 15 - 29 G = 6 - 14 U = 0 - 5
Recognition in India/Karnataka According to the Karnataka Government notification dated 03-11-2009 a student who has passed IGCSE with a minimum of five subjects including English as one of the subjects is considered eligible for admission to the First Year Pre University Course of a PU College affiliated to the Dept. of Pre- University Education in Karnataka
Recognition in India/Karnataka Bangalore University in accordance with the recommendations of the Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi recognizes University of Cambridge International “A” Levels as equivalent to Pre University (10 + 2) stage for the purpose of admission to Under Graduate Courses. Students who have successfully completed CIE “A” Level Examination in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and English can take CET Examination conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority subject to fulfillment of minimum marks and other eligibility criteria prescribed by Karnataka Examination Authority
16 Subjects Offered at Prakriya Group 1: Languages (English as First Language, Hindi as Second Language) Group 2: Humanities and Social Sciences (History, Environment Mgmt.) Group 3: Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology,) Group 4: Mathematics (Mathematics) Group 5: Creative, Technical & Vocational (Computer Studies, Art & Design, Food & Nutrition)
17 Support CIE provides online support for students, parents and teachers Interactive and updated information about books, question papers and other study material are provided through their website. Prakriya has a library with a comprehensive Reference Section.
18 Admission Admission is open for the academic year beginning June 2010 ICSE – Classes 2 to 10 IGCSE – Classes 8 and 9