I am looking for school following IGCSE syllabus for my son in Bangalore . The issue I see with some of the schools are.
Does anybody have any good suggestion of the school which follow IGCSE, but the same time value our traditional values and affordable.
What is the specific reason for which you are looking for IGCSE syllabus. Have you considered IB(international baccalaureate) . I have moved from Chennai to Bangalore and looking for school for my son near Whitefield/Marthahalli/Sarjapur for LKG .... I dont want to put him in a regular CBSE and want to give next level futuristic education and at same time dont want to burn my pockets in the process. Including fees,travel,others -Around 1.5 Lakhs/Annum is what i am thinking of. can you let know why you narrowed down on IGCSE.
I was looking for a curriculam which makes the students to think/question rather than simply following what is there in the textbook. I find IGCSE framework is more aligned/structured towards this method of learning compared to other currculam.
Hi Elyas - have you considered any schools on IGCSE till now. If you are fine you can mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org , and we can share numbers and maybe have a quick chat - because even i consider choice of curiiculum to be important and have narrowed down on IB curriculum,
M too looking for school for my tot. Had visited couple of international schools who give IB or IGCSE syllabus but not able to zero in which to follow.
Elyas i too want to know what are the reasons for zeroing on IGCSE. I think u can share the pros of the curriculum here so that many parents will get benefited out of it.
As per my knowledge, IGCSE/IB both are costly affair. LIsting the schools below who teach IGCSE.
Greenwood high international school - Student can opt for it from class 8 onwards. ....costs 1.5 lacs/pa initially.
The International School Bangalore (TISB) - Hav both IB/IGCSE ..costs around 6 lacs/pa initially
Inventure Academy - IGCSE ... costs 3-4 lacs/pa initially
I enquired in silveroaks.co.in - they have IB curriculum upto 5th standard - PYP program, after that it is CBSE. The school in bangalore begins in 2013 only. The fees is listed in the website itself and in what i have enquired in bangalore - this is most affordable.
Oakridge is also IB , but it comes to 1.6 Lakhs/ annum just for fees, if you include transport and food it comes to 2.4 L which is beyond my budget.
I am looking for IB/IGCSE - which is less than 2 L / annum inclusive of all costs for the year like transport,food,uniform,trips,annual day etc etc ...
What i understand is IGCSE under CIE exams is fairly expensive but IGCSE under edexcel examination is not high cost--- BUT i have not come across edexcel schools in bangalore. you can search and let know if you come across any.
i feel time is running out and i intend to close a school in next couple of weeks - becos i am relocating from Chennai and have to find a house based on location of school too. I work in ITPL whitefield.
I totally understand your concern about which school to zero-in for your child as there are many schools in and around Whitefield/Sarjapur area and it can end up getting really confusing. Comparing the IB program and the IGCSE / A Level programs is like comparing oranges with apples. Both have their good points. Inventure is a school that is able to offer the world class IGCSE and A Level programs at a fraction of the cost of many other international schools. They are able to do this while maintaining a high quality program. Inventure offers a choice of selecting the IGCSE or the ICSE program in the 8th grade. Student teacher proportion at Inventure Academy is at 9:1 and the overall physical infrastructure is comparable to schools charging 200 to 300 percent more. I strongly recommend Inventure Academy as an option for your child. Also they have recently added an additional section to K2, grades 1-4 due to increase in demand.
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