IGCSE program for IX & X at Geetanjali Begumpet

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Nageswararao 2012-03-29 11:33:49


Can anybody let me know the pros and cons of IGCSE program for IX & X classes


Nageswararao 2012-03-29 11:37:24


mickey , do you have any info on this . any help is appreciated.


mickey 2012-03-29 15:28:09


 Hi  Nageswararao, I think Gitanjali has only ICSE and not IGCSE. I am not aware if they have introduced it recently.

ICSE & IGCSE are almost the same. However IGCSE is more vast and can be preferred if your child wants to pursue A levels or IB DP after Class X.

I am copying the same content which i had written earlier in one of the threads here. It is about IB and IGCSE


The International Baccalaureate (IB), formerly the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), is an international educational foundation  headquartered in Geneva Switzerland. IB offers three educational programmes for children ages 3–19.  Primary years ,Middle years and Diploma Years for age group (16-19) equivalent to high school.

While the syllabi and curricula of both IB MYP and IGCSE have an international outlook, IGCSE appears to be slightly better as  it is tailored for a more multi-cultural and more multi-lingual people.

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a globally recognised qualification, taken at the Class 10 level, similar to the Class 10 examinations of the CBSE and ICSE or the middle years Programme of the IB.

IGCSE, formed in 1988, is a comprehensive two-year programme, spread over Class 9 and 10, and leads to the final examinations offered every year in May and November. IGCSE assessment is conducted by two UK assessment bodies: Edexcel (also known as London Examinations) and Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).

A student who has passed IGCSE is eligible for any +2 level qualification, like Class 12 CBSE/ ICSE or any international pre-university programme.

Currently, IGCSE is a two-year programme starting at the Class 9 level. A student who has done his/ her early schooling from any other board can join the IGCSE programme at the Class 9 level.

  • Advantages of IGCSE

The IGCSE syllabus is broad-based compared to ICSE and has a very strong stress on application-based learning. It lays emphasis on inculcating the spirit of enquiry. It teaches you to teach yourself as opposed to being taught. This approach is what makes it very special, not only for those planning to study abroad, but also for those who define education as the creation of an independent thinking mind.

The IGCSE programmes are recognized around the world and in India. The curriculum, pedagogy and activities focus on international perspectives making students global citizens in the true sense of the word. The curriculum contains five groups from which the students may choose as per their inclinations and talents.





ket 2012-05-14 19:20:44


Hi Mickey,

Could you please suggest good IGCSC school in Hydrabad for grade 9. How is  Jain International school? Please put your valuable reviews on this topoic.





LaxmiChennupati 2012-05-21 11:52:56


 Yes, Geetanjali has IGCSE.

Recently i had been to that school  and had discussed with the Principal. I came to know that they have started IGCSE from class 7th this year.

IGCSE is  also offered by

DRS Interntional School - Kompally & Oakridge International .


nehakiran 2012-06-08 08:23:38


hi mickey,

this is a details information .i dont konw about these  IB,IGCSE.

those who were  passed these circculums were eligible for our

indian entrances?

could   you please  tell which circulum  is best for a student ?

whose  are to handle  any type of circculums.

like  package type.

means  the one syllabi can go for any type of examinations




mickey 2012-06-08 10:02:56


 Hi NehaKiran,

Opt for CBSE. It's all in one package and stress free too.



nehakiran 2012-06-08 17:44:01


hi mickey,

thanks for  reaply,





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