IGCSE Education and its importance

IGCSE Education is becoming more and more popular among parents nowadays. The reason behind this is the global approval and recognition that the IGCSE education gets. This article helps parents to understand more about IGCSE education, its concept as well as importance for students.

Importance of IGCSE Education for kids

IGCSE EducationWith so many boards and curriculum pattern coming up every single day, parents are really confused with where and which board to opt for. With many parents preferring the same old, conventional board which suits them and their kids, few go out and explore what is better or simply best for their kid and his future. Other than Secondary School Certificate (SSC) which continued to dominate education for quite some time, sprouted ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) and CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education). These two had become very popular among parents nowadays, but now with IGCSE too sprouting in, there is more like a competition which will leave parents more confused.

Concept of IGCSE Edcuation

IGCSE stands for International General Certificate of Secondary Education. This mean the curriculum that you would accept for your child would definitely match to that of International standards, one which is globally accepted and approved. A little different from the curriculum that we are known about, the IGCSE too is a 10 Level program for students. The IGCSE assessments are however conducted only by UK approved assessment boards which are either of the two: Edexcel and Cambridge International Examinations. In India, as of now Cambridge International Examinations take charge of the assessments.Compared to the other existing curriculum, say the ICSE and CBSE, the IGCSE too includes wider range of subjects in its study pattern which may provide high academic achievement and standards. But the assessment that are conducted by IGCSE Schools are not just written but include variety of tests like oral tests or even gradings based on overall achievement. A practical approach is what one can find in this pattern. The grades are allocated to students based on their overall performance and they may vary from A+, A to G, where A+ is considered to be extraordinary performance and G would stand for Failure.

Is IGCSE Programme perfect for a child

Finally any study curriculum which imparts education is perfect, as long as the student wishes to learn and the school wishes to teach. However if one needs to know how beneficial IGCSE pattern would be for a child then one thing is goes without saying that the pattern and curriculum is beyond par. Since the curriculum is accepted and matches global standards one can expect a great credibility. The other benefits of IGCSE pattern include:

- World wide acceptance and status.

- Ideal for students who have recently shifted to India from countries like US or UK.

- Balanced education full of international standards.

- Recognized by most of the educational institutions all over the world.

- Known to develop and encourage a child's educational skill, problem solving strategy, investigative skills, interests and overall development.

Few of the known IGCSE Schools in Maharashtra

Arya Cambridge International School in Thane

Sanjivani International School in Kharghar

D Y Patil International School in Nerul

Dr. Pillai Global Academy in Borivli

Singapore International School in Dahisar


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