At Ekya Schools, our focus lies not just on our curriculum but also the learning experience our children take away each day. We believe in making our lessons immersive, fun and thought-provoking. Education is all about understanding and experiencing. It is not about memorizing or rote learning – because that can only help you remember things for a select time in a select manner. It’s only when you experience what you are learning, can you apply it in situations that matter. Only when you can make sense of what you are being taught can you use it effectively.
Students have access to so much information and resources that it is imperative that they know how to use it to its potential. And that is what schooling does for them. Today, the world is shrinking thanks to technology and global interaction. Everything is local yet global. Our children especially, need to be prepared to be a part of this global village. And this foundation is set through education.
And now, Education is opening up newer avenues of learning.
- To prepare students for the global revolution.
- To enable parity in teaching and assessment.
- To give equal opportunity for all students across countries to compete on a common platform.
In our endeavor to provide our students with the options to experience different curriculums, we have introduced the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum in two of our schools – Ekya JP Nagar and Ekya Byrathi. IGCSE is a well-balanced curriculum and lends an international perspective to education. It opens up avenues for children to learn an international format and be able to pursue their education in any country in the world.
A leading international qualification for 14 to 16-year-olds, Cambridge IGCSE is a passport for our students to join a community of learners from more than 10,000 schools in over 160 countries. Cambridge IGCSE is recognized by leading universities and employers worldwide as evidence of exemplary academic ability.
Here are 5 reasons that the IGCSE curriculum may be well suited for your child.
- It is one of the most sought-after and recognized qualifications in the world.
- It has an international orientation and is a flexible course of study.
- It develops and encourages vital educational skills, including oral skills, investigative skills, problem-solving, teamwork, recall of knowledge, and initiative.
- This programme has worldwide status and credibility.
- It is recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as being at par with CBSE, ICSE, etc.
More importantly, IGCSE also offers a wider range of subjects and encourages high academic standards through a practical approach to teaching and learning. The Assessment system is not limited to the conventional method of written examinations and they consist of a variety of tests e.g. oral and listening tests. Both teaching and assessing are based on a more holistic format of education.
To know more about how IGCSE works you can log on to ekyaschools.com or visit our campuses at JP Nagar and Byrathi. You can also check out our FAQ’s to answer some of your questions:
Can a Cambridge student take any of the Indian Competitive exams like IIT?
The course content of Cambridge for the Sciences and Mathematics is in line with the prescribed syllabus of all India open entrance tests for Engineering or Medicine undergraduate studies. All IIT’s and other specialized institutes recognize Cambridge AS/A level. Furthermore, this curriculum is more practical and application based. The focus is on the student’s knowledge, reasoning power and problem-solving abilities which are required to clear all professional entrance exams.
What subjects should you take if you want to pursue Engineering/Medicine?
Physics, Chemistry, and Math at the Higher Level are recommended for students interested in Engineering, either in India or overseas.
Physics, Chemistry, and Biology are required for studying medicine in India. Medicine in the UK requires 2 Higher Level sciences. Medicine in the US and Canada is a postgraduate degree.
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