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Cambridge IGCSE

IGCSE Course – Grades 9 and 10

The Universal School offers the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) course for grade 9 and 10 students. This programme is provided by the University of Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). The two-year IGCSE programme is the world’s most popular international programme for 14-16-year-olds. It develops students’ skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem-solving skills, giving them excellent preparation for their next steps in education.

Subjects

Subjects – Scholastics
Group – I Languages
First Language English
English as a Second Language
French as a Foreign Language 
Hindi as a Second Language 
Group – II (Humanities and Social Sciences)
Economics 
Global Perspectives
Group – III (Science)
Physics
Chemistry
Biology
Environmental Management 
Group – IV (Mathematics)
Mathematics
Group – V (Creative & Professional)
Information and Communication Technology
Business Studies 
Computer Science
Accounting
Co-Scholastics:
Vedic Mathematics (IG 1)
Career Counselling
Life Skills/Value Education
Sports/Physical Education

The minimum requirement for qualifying in IGCSE is English + 4 subjects. The student can opt for more subjects to suit their higher education and career goals.

Life skills

In our goal to provide a holistic education that develops responsible global citizens, our school uses a well researched and developed Life Skill program to impart ethics, values and civic sense to our students. We believe that an ideal learning environment shapes young students into confident and conscientious adults. We actively promote community engagement and open dialogues amongst students which sharpens their sensitivity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Career Guidance

Students have a plethora of courses to choose from, the decision of selecting the right course depends on various factors like interest, aptitude etc. The school’s dedicated Career Guidance Counsellors take this crucial responsibility in close coordination with students and their parents and teachers. The choices can be overwhelming, and students and parents require trusted support at this critical juncture. The team incorporates excellent resources and helps students from Grades 9 and 10 make an informed decision about their educational and career choices.

Assessment

Cambridge IGCSE external assessment takes place at the end of the course (IG 2), and can include written, oral,listening and practical assessment. This broadens opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning.There is a choice between core and extended curricula in many subjects,making Cambridge IGCSE suitable for a wide range of abilities. 

IG 1 :

  • Two Progression Tests
  • Two Term-end Examinations

IG 2:

  • 1 Booster Examination
  • 3 Mock Examinations

Feedback/Reflection — In a year, four feedback sessions are scheduled for the Parents where they meet the Teachers and get feedback regarding the student’s progress.