At L'ecole Chempaka International, we offer the Cambridge Courses, the Chempaka Way, to enrich our school with cross-curricular perspectives and support modern curriculum development, while setting standards which are recognized worldwide by encouraging, good and innovative modes of teaching. With wide recognition from higher educational institutions in India and across the world, the Cambridge IGCSE and A Level Courses offer our students a wide range of opportunities. The Cambridge IGCSE programme is offered in Grades VII - X and A Levels in Grades XI - XII.
Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Education) is a comprehensive programme with a balanced mix of practical experience and theoretical knowledge. Following a flexible and progressive approach, the IGCSE curriculum develops students skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. With schools from the world over having contributed to developing the IGCSE curriculum, the course has attained the stature of being the best in international education. CIE continues to be in pace with changing needs, and regularly updates and extends its curriculum. At L'ecole Chempaka International, we offer the Cambridge IGCSE course, the Chempaka Way - to enrich our students with cross-curricular perspectives and broaden their opportunities, with wide recognition from higher education institutions and employers across the world..
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To encourage International understanding and to support modern curriculum development.
To set standards which are recognized worldwide by encouraging good and innovative modes of teaching.
To enable the students to become confident and well informed in a modern technological world.
At L'ecole Chempaka International (LCI), we offer the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum in Grades 8, 9 and 10. The entry point to the IGCSE Course in Chempaka is Grade 8 (Age 13+). Please check with the school for the admission procedure.
The ICSE curriculum is the general base adopted by L'ecole Chempaka from Grades 1 to 7. Enhanced by L'ecole's own dynamic method, honed over the years, and a careful selection of cross-curricular text books, this has proved to be a solid foundation for our students, and prepares them well to take up any programme in Senior School. With this base, they can excel in either the ICSE or Cambridge IGCSE streams in senior school equally well. In Grade 8, students and their parents will be in a position to make an informed choice and opt to focus on preparation for either the Cambridge IGCSE or ICSE Board examinations in Grade 10.
In general, the University of Cambridge International Examinations recommends around 130 guided learning hours for each subject for preparation for the board examinations. The course content can be covered over 2 years (Grades 9 and 10). At LCI, we begin the programme in Grade 8 to give the students an additional year to review, be exposed to and prepared in the course content and assessment objectives.
LCI offers the students a balanced mix of 12 selected subjects. In Grade 8, students are expected to take all 12 subjects to give them a wide base. In Grades 9 and 10, they may choose to drop a few subjects, aiming for a minimum of 9 subjects. Cambridge ICE is the group award of the IGCSE and requires the study of at least 7 subjects drawn from the five different IGCSE subject groups.
|Group I||Group II||Group III||Group IV||Group V|
|Languages||Humanities & Social Sciences||Sciences||Mathematics||Creative, Technical & Vocational|
|1.First Language English (compulsory)
|9.Mathematics(compulsory)||10.Information & Communication Technology
11.Art & Design
Being of the same root, the content covered in both curricula is similar for the sciences and mathematics. While the ICSE programme might require the student to go more in-depth in certain areas, the IGCSE programme tests the student's grasp of concept, reasoning, analysis and critical thinking. The question pattern, and what the student is tested on, is thus different, as the IGCSE is not a text-book oriented course. It is therefore misleading to say that either curriculum is 'easier' or 'tougher'. They are simply similar in content, but different in their approach to testing knowledge.
Cambridge learners acquire knowledge, skills and understanding that enable them to enter or re-enter the Indian education system without difficulty. They are better prepared for more independent study. Top colleges across India recognise and value the Cambridge IGCSE and A-Level (+2) programme. Overseas and nationally, IGCSE Level leads to the A Level (+2) or IB Diploma Programme. The Association of Indian Universities (AIU), states that 5 passes at IGCSE Level, with Grade C or above and at least 2 passes at A Level, is equivalent to a +2 stage qualification of an Indian board, giving access to bachelor degree programmes at Indian Universities. Candidates intending to join Medical or Engineering degrees are required to have A Level passes in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths & English, in addition to 5 passes at IGCSE Level. For a list of Colleges/ Universities in India's equivalency criteria for IGCSE/ A Levels, look up: http://recognition.cie.org.uk/SearchRecognitionsResults.aspx
Choosing Cambridge international quali?cations opens up a world of opportunity. For details, see: http://www.cie.org.uk/docs/recognition/india_recognition_samples.pdf
Our teachers undergo the online training programme by the University of Cambridge International Examinations to familiarise themselves with assessment objectives and marking scheme, so that they can formulate effective lesson plans. Lessons are tailored for active student participation and hands-on learning. Teachers constantly update their plans to make lessons effective and meaningful. We aim towards a student-led and teacher-facilitated classroom experience.