The Vaels International School’s curriculum offers a plethora of routes for the learners by providing a wide range of abilities, including those whose first language is not English. Being one of the top IGCSE schools in Chennai, we provide the students with the most updated and industry-oriented curriculum. Starting from a foundation of core subjects, we move on to build cross-curricular perspectives. We encourage the learners to engage with a variety of subjects and make meaningful connections between them.
The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a comprehensive two-year program, which is spread across Class IX and X, and leads to the final examinations at the Class X level. All Indian Boards and Universities accept IGCSE as equivalent to SSC/ICSE/CBSE board.
Our curriculum is based on Cambridge school’s assessment and offers a flexible and thought-provoking syllabus, supported by different resources and training programs. The students can improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, inquiry, and problem-solving. It is the perfect facilitator for innovative study. There are more than 70 subjects offered at the IGCSE, comprising 30 languages, and schools can offer them in any blend. The IGCSE grows learner awareness, understanding, and abilities in:
- Subject content
- Applying awareness and thoughts to new situations
- Intellectual inquiry
- Flexibility to change
- Communicating in English
- Influencing outcomes
- Cultural awareness
Schools across the globe participate in the development of IGCSE. The syllabuses are international in viewpoint but hold a local relevance. The curriculum have been created specifically for an international students’ body and avoid cultural preference. The program is administered by the University of Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE). The program is recognized across the world with more than 9000 schools in over 160 countries that offer the best curriculum. This board has highlighted adding significance within a national context while also contributing to internationalism. The focus of this board is to safeguard distinctive cultural identity through specific language and the best blend of global as well as local contexts, which is well recognized as an essential dimension of IGCSE.
The IGCSE Programme at school in ECR is one of the leading IGCSE schools in Chennai which is administered by CAIE. In the two-year IGCSE program at Vaels, Classes IX and X, students study an extensive range of topics that are thrilling and stimulating. It helps enhance performance by developing skills in creative thinking, inquiry, and problem-solving. The holistic and experiential nature of this curriculum balances knowledge, understanding and skills, and makes sure that students are well-prepared for the IB Diploma and other pre-university programs.
THE SCHEME OF STUDIES (GRADES IV-XII)
Cambridge Primary for Grades IV & V
|2. French / Hindi / Tamil|
|5. Computer Science|
|6. Global Perspectives|
Cambridge Lower Secondary for Grades VI & VII
|2. French / Hindi /Tamil|
|7. Computer Science|
|8. Global Perspectives|
International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) for Grades VIII, IX & X
What is IGCSE?
The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is provided by University of Cambridge Assessment International Examination (CAIE) one of the world’s leading providers of examinations.
IGCSE is a high profile qualification with an excellent reputation and is recognized by universities and institutes of higher education around the world.
It is equivalent in standard to British GCSE and International CGSE O level examinations.
The IGCSE is a balanced International curriculum which is designed to encourage high academic standards through a practical approach to teaching and learning.
The curriculum consists of a three year course of study leading to an examination which is typically taken at the end of Grade X.
Successful students receive an internationally recognized qualification, the IGCSE.
IGCSE Subjects offered at Vaels International School
Cambridge Upper Secondary – IGCSE for Grades VIII, IX & X
|1. English (0500)|
|2. French (0520) / Hindi (0549) / Tamil (O Level – 3226)|
|Choice of Subjects (Minimum Three)|
|3. Mathematics (0580)|
|4. Physics (0625) / Accounting (0452)|
|5. Chemistry (0620) / Economics (0455)|
|6. Biology (0610) / Business Studies (0450)|
|7. Computer Science (0478)|
|8. Environmental Management (0680) / Global Perspectives (0457)|
This course provides broad knowledge and develops creative thinking, application, orientation for the concepts learned and enquiry into every aspect of the learning.
IGCSE provides a foundation for higher level course, including A and AS levels and the AICE Diploma.
Good grades in IGCSE count towards entry to universities and colleges around the world.
IGCSE offers students, a flexible course of study that gives them the freedom to select the subjects that are right for them.
Study and examination at IGCSE provide a broad knowledge base and learning skills that provide excellent preparation for higher studies and employment.
General Certificate of Education – Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS) Advanced Level (A) for Grades XI & XII
What is “A” Level?
“A” level is a two year programme after X IGCSE conducted by the University of Cambridge UK. “A” level is one of the most recognized qualifications around the world. It is accepted as a proof of academic ability for entry into Universities, Institute of Higher Education and Military Schools, and is equally important for young people moving into employment. These exams are highly specialized and comprise of only three subjects. International “A” level is a “Gold Standard” qualification. It has exactly the same value in admitting students to Universities as the UK equivalent and is accepted as an entry level qualification by the Universities worldwide.
It offers flexibility of going abroad to the desired college and studying further in India as well. “A” level examination is equivalent to the XII standard examination and is recognized by any of the competitive examinations.
|1. English Language (9093) / General English (8021)|
|Science Stream||Management Stream|
|2. Mathematics (9709)||2. Mathematics (9709)|
|3. Physics (9702)||3. Accounting (9706)|
|4. Chemistry (9701)||4. Economics (9708)|
|5. Biology (9700)||5. Business (9609)|
|Additional Subjects Offered:|
|6. Psychology (9990)/Computer Science (9608/9618)|
|7. Business for Science Stream (9609)|