International General Certificate for Secondary Education (IGCSE) is for students aged 14-16 and equivalent to a class 10 in India. Innovative assessment models are coupled with extensive online and offline teaching resources.
General Certificate for Education (GCE) AS & A Levels is for students aged 16-18 and equivalent to classes 11 and 12 in India. The curriculum offers international standards along with a wide range of resources. Students can then move on to universities in India or abroad for further education.
TWSI has been recognized as an Edexcel International centre. Edexcel, formerly known as London Examinations and the largest awarding body in the UK of academic and vocational qualifications. Formed over 100 years ago by a royal charter, the Edexcel Board is respected across the world as an advocate of quality educational standards.
Edexcel Board which is present in over 110 countries worldwide offers the IGCSE and GCE AS & A Level qualifications for schools. These qualifications are recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and students are eligible to apply to universities in India.
Edexcel board provides a wide umbrella of flexible features to help students succeed in their critical academic years including:
Studying a truly international curriculum studied by some of the top state & private schools in the UK.
Exemption from IL’s for students of IGCSE English A.
Two tier system of subject for core subjects like Maths so all students can pass this critical subject.
Differed unit-based examination system for the critical grades of 11 and 12 so retakes and improvements are easier.
Progression into vocational qualifications leading to exemption from 2 years of university in the UK.
INTERNATIONAL CURRICULUM:- IGCSE–UK CURRICULUM +
IGCSE (UK) Syllabus is followed at TWSI, where the students will be assisted and guided as per the norms and regulations of the IGCSE Board. The Edexcel Board – UK has granted its approval to run from LKG to Grade XII.
The first batch of IGCSE classes at TWSI from Grade IX to Grade XII will commence in the academic year 2016 – 2017. Students will appear for their examinations in London Board of Examination (Edexcel – UK).
IGCSE-UK stands for International General Certificate of Secondary Education. The globally accepted and approved pattern is slightly different from the curriculum that we are known about. The IGCSE-UK is a 10 Level program for students.
The IGCSE-UK assessments are however conducted only by UK approved assessment boards in which Edexcel is one of the 5 boards by the government of UK to offer IGCSE-UK pattern in UK. The assessments that are conducted by IGCSE-UK Schools are not just written but include variety of tests like oral tests or even grading 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.
ADVANTAGES OF EDEXCEL IGCSE CURRICULUM +
The Edexcel - International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is one of the most recognized qualifications around the world. IGCSE courses are renowned for developing vital educational skills, including recall of knowledge, oral skills, problem solving, initiative team work and investigative skills.
The resulting qualification provides a foundation for higher level courses, such as levels, the Advanced International Certificate of Education, the North American Advanced Placement program and International Baccalaureate.
Edexcel IGCSE offers a flexible course of study that gives candidates the freedom to choose subjects that are right for them, while providing them with a broad knowledge base and lifelong skills. This world class curriculum is 'student friendly' and helps the students to 'think out of the box'.
IGCSE's are recognized as a reliable record of attainment which counts towards entry to universities and colleges around the world.
A good grade in IGCSE English as a Second Language is accepted for entry by almost all universities in the UK, Canada and Australia as evidence of adequate competence in the English Language.
IGCSE Science will help the students to develop scientific abilities and skills relevant to the study of science, which will be of use in everyday life. Students will gain an awareness of the study and practice of science and will understand that scientific applications have both beneficial and detrimental effects on the individual and the environment.
In India, IGCSE is accepted as equivalent to 10th grade of other Indian boards and Edexcel is one of the approved boards and an associate member of COBSE (Council of boards of school education in India).
In India, GCE – ‘O’ level and GCE – ‘A’ level of Edexcel is recognized by AIU (All India Universities) as equivalent to +2 stage qualification of an Indian Board giving access to the bachelor degree programs at all Indian Universities
EDEXCEL IGCSE – UK has been approved by:
An UK based board of education that offers IGCSE, A+ and A level
Government of India
COBSE – Council of Board of Secondary Education
AIU – Association of Indian University
Accepted by all Indian Boards across Indian Sub-Continent during school to school transfer programme
Indian High Commission
Part of Pearson group and was formerly known as London Examinations
Dept. of Secondary and Higher Education by Govt. of India
SUBJECTS OFFERED AT INTERNATIONAL GCSE EXAMINATIONS (IX & X) +
|1.||ENGLISH (A) OR ENGLISH (B) OR ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)|
|2.||LANGUAGE HINDI / FRENCH /ARABIC AS FIRST LANGUAGE|
|1.||SCIENCE (DOUBLE AWARD)|
|2.||ICT (COMPUTER SCIENCE)|
|8.||ARTS & DESIGN|
SUBJECTS OFFERED AT GENERAL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION- AS(1) & A2(A) LEVEL +
|1.||ENGLISH LANGAUAGE / ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE / ENGLISH LITERATURE|
|1.||MATH Pure /Core/Extended, OR MECHANICS OR STATISTICS|
|2.||SCIENCE:- PHYSICS / CHEMISTRY/BIOLOGY|
|3.||ICT (Computer Science) :- APPLIED ICT / COMPUTING|
|7.||DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY FOOD TECHNOLOGY /PRODUCT DESIGN|
|8.||GOVERNMENT & POLITICS 1, 2|
|9.||HEALTH CARE & SOCIAL CARE|
|10.||ART & DESIGN|
|11.||FRENCH / ARABIC|
|12.||DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDIES|
|15.||MUSIC & MUSIC TECHNOLOGY / MEDIA|
|16.||LEISURE STUDIES / TRAVEL & TOURISM|