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dohamum 2014-09-05 01:31:22


hi roshmum,

I read ur post and wanted to know whch combination is better:

IGCSE with IB diploma


All throughout IB

my son just got into a british curriculum school with IB diploma. So, is this a good choice. He is in preschool now. And is IGSCE a challenging and learning based curriculum? I would be very grateful if you could share your thoughts with me.

my email is anubhuti.jain@gmai.com

thanks a lot!


nileshh 2014-09-28 08:45:02


Hi Rosh Mom,

I'm also seeking clarity on this IB v/s IGCSE point. Have read thru your points on this thread and it had helped some. Can you please email me the details around IB v/s IGCSE for my better understand as well?

Thanking in advance...


ADoss 2014-10-09 11:27:58


Hi Roshmum 

I would be grateful to receive your report on the IB Vs. IGCSE Report.  I am really looking at an overall comparison from the perspective of Overall Methodology, Pros and Cons etc., 

Could you please send it to me at angel_doss2008@yahoo.com?

Thanks in advance.



Sundararajaniyer 2014-10-12 18:39:24


Dear Roshmam,

Can you send the mail to me also rajansundar1@gmail.com, I will also be very happy to know that information.


snpdad 2014-10-29 22:06:49


Dear Roshmum and/or others that have gathered this info,

Could you please email the diff between IB and IGCSE to me at shailesh.kekre@gmail.com.

Thanks a lot.


arvind73 2014-11-05 18:33:22


Hi Rosh mom,

The information you have shared on this topic with other parents seeking authentic information to understand is very appreciable.

Can u please send me the info on the differences between IB & IGCSE at arvindbabel@yahoo.com ?  

Thanks in advance.


sanjovi 2014-11-06 14:35:23


Dear Roshmom, thanks for sharing your insights to all. It's indeed very confusing. One of the full IB (PYP, MYP and IBDiploma)school in verbal communication implies that most schools that offer IGCSE 9/10th followed by IB are actually compromising on the programme, and child can get confused by the switches. Also claimed that this combo is actually best for studying overseas after 12th. For someone who is not focussed on overseas education, but more focussed on quality of learning/ application to life, which is better- full IB or the combo? How do the 2 compare on academic pressure/ expectations? Heard one of the combo schools has asked children if not suitable to find another school ! Also is it relevant asto where the teachers have been taught themselves- local/ international boards. Maybe some of these questions are answered in your note...so would be grateful if you can email on phadke.sanjay@gmail.com tks in advance.

also someone mentioned that MYP is moving towards an exam at 10th grade, any more information available on this as also any likely timeline? How does that really impact this whole discussion? Thanks again

Acenam 2014-11-07 20:38:31


Dear RoshMom/Anitha Pillai

I am also seeking admission for my daughter to nursery and am deciding for the boards so could you send me the same details around the curriculum for IB and IGCSE
my email Id is acenam17@hotmail.com.

Also RoshMom, what happens post completion of IBDP, if one continues studying in India, that means one has to get back in the main stream arts, commerce, science or probably engineering/medical how easy or difficult would it be for the kids then or any added advantage you feel these IB/IGCSE boards might provide if not looking from an oversea perspective at all but just a logical/rational learning perspective?

thanks in advance

Candy3 2014-11-11 01:41:40


Hi RoshMom/Tanisha

I am seeking admission for my son in std 1 and am deciding on the boards so could you send me the details of the curriculum for IB and IGCSE 
my email Id is candidadsouza@hotmail.com

what happens post completion of IBDP if one continues studying in India ? Do you go back to the main stream collage or is ICSE the safest board?


Gunjan1982 2014-12-03 21:08:09


Hi RoshMom
I am a father based in Mumbai having done some research on ICSEvsIBvs IGCSE I am still confused about the efficacy is learning, actual coverage, MYP vs IGCSE in secondary school etc etc  You have been doing a great service by sharing your understanding of the same. If you see this please do send me the shared material on Gunjan1982@gmail.com 
Many thanks 

rishikha 2014-12-09 20:19:57


dear roshmum,
could u please send me the details to kdeepti@gmail.com
thanks in advance


123mom 2014-12-13 13:56:40


Hi roshmum
the IB v/s IGCSE confusion is on all the prents mind...
i would be grateful to recieve your report
also i have been suggested that icse till 7th and then igcse is another good option

what is your opinion

my email id nivedita7@rediffmail.com


Manda254 2014-12-13 17:00:00


Hi Roshmam,

could you kindly send me the analysis of the IB and IGCSE to my email add - mnastudio@gmail.com.

or anyone else online who already received the info from Roshmam.



CSShilpi 2014-12-13 21:07:34


Hi, Can you please share the details to jaisingh.ajay@gmail.com or provide the email id of RoshMom to discuss in detail.

AsmaFazal 2014-12-25 20:52:40


Hi RoshMom,

My daughter is just completing her 10th in CBSE and wants to switch to AS/A levels or IB. I would like to know which one is better and why she should choose one over the other. Please email me the details you have at sam0170@gmail.com. Thanks so much.


amruta004 2014-12-31 17:20:32


Hi Rosh Mom,

I am trying to get admission for my son in Sr. Kg in Ram Ratna International school, Bhayander. Can you please email me the details about IB and IGCSE to my email address amrutaghs@gmail.com? Also, do you have any idea about that school?

Thanks in advance,

123mom 2015-01-01 10:28:46


Hey roshmum...have not recieved any mail as yet....could you pl mail it to me...thanks


cainath 2015-01-05 05:19:18


Hai RoshMum,

Your post was very informative in understanding the basic differences between IB and IGCSE.
If possible can you please share any further info that you have on the IB and IGCSE at the below e-mail address
Thanks in advance for the help.


bujju2010 2015-01-05 11:31:32


Hi Rosh Mom,

I'm also seeking clarity on this IB v/s IGCSE point. Have read thru your points on this thread and it had helped some. Can you please email me the details around IB v/s igcse?



vandamette 2015-01-13 23:58:03


Hi Rosh Mom,

We are moving from France to India and I am a little confuse regarding the international curiculum, so if you can share your experience on it, my email is vandame33@gmail.com.
Our kids will integrate grade 8, 9 and 10.
Do you have any  information regarding the best cursus for our kids as we should come back to france in 3 years

Many thanks for your help

Shrutihs 2015-03-06 18:44:38


Hi Rosh mom could you please email the details of ib vs igcse to me?
thanks a lot for your help.

123vijay 2015-03-17 17:51:39


helloi am Vijayi am studying in Chennai, in a Cambridge affiliated schoolrecently, many of my friends have decided to move to the IB part of the education available in my school.i am neither too good or too bad in my studiesi am not afraid to put in a lot of effort, for my education i would feel very relieved if you could suggest the best pathi want to chose the one that would be the closest to the right path...

snehalkiran 2015-03-23 08:27:39


Hello RoshMom,
Appreciate to receive your research of IB and IGCSE on sakroji.kiran@gmail.com.
Thanks in advance.

RoshMom 2015-03-23 09:29:45


Hi Vijay, 
You havent mentioned which grade you are in. What is the reason for your friends to move to IB? Are they planning to do IB DP or only IBMYP and then move back to CIE for highschool? I cant suggest what the best path would be without knowing what you really want to do after 12th  and where you want to pursue your under grad. Under the current scenario, more and more indian universities are accepting students from CIE but due to some disadvantages in IB like clashing of IB exam dates with that of Indian entrance exams, and the delay in receiving the diploma scores, some universities reject IB students though IB is a superior curriculum.  But Constantly, steps have been taken to introduce universities to the iB curriculum their scoring procedures etc so they have a better understanding. But the changes within IB are happening at a slower pace when compared to Cambridge curriculum. For example Cambridge is introducing exams in March for IGCSE from 2015 and exams for A/AS level from march 2016. So by may or june, the student would have received their scores to apply in Indian universities. If you are already in grade 9 or 10 and if there is no particular reason for you to choose a different curriculum apart from the reason that your friends are moving to IB, i would suggest you to continue in CIE. 

I will send you the email. 


123vijay 2015-03-29 13:52:05


Hi Rosh's mom,

I am feeling very grateful for your consideration to reply.

I am in grade 10. I want to become and aeronautical engineer, specialized in aviation. I want to do my UG in America, in a very good college. It might be too much, yet true for me to want to be a part of the ivy league (if possible).
I think my friends want to get the best education, in terms of both knowledge and brand of curriculum (for UG), and that is why they are switching to IB.
I want to do my UG in foreign, as I don't want to switch to State Board (my DAD's suggestion) or CBSE (my FRIENDS' suggestion) for admission in a good college (reason is mentioned under 'IMPORTANT').
I think I will be able to prepare for SAT, for foreign admission, side by side with IBDP.

Even if i want to do my UG in India, Cambridge and IB scores cannot be compared directly with CBSE scores. So I will have to go for a college admitting students on a 100% entrance exam. Then I will have to prepare for the exam separately, apart from my IBDP exam. Also, I will have to concentrate to the internal assessments, as this comprises of 30% of my final scores.

If I don't do all of that, then I will have to go to a really bad Indian college.

So, I would be happy to do my Under-Graduation in the US.

RoshMom 2015-03-29 14:46:37


Hi vijay, now it makes sense. Your reasons are fair enough. Most US universities either look for AP diploma or any rigorous high school program that your school provides. So IBDP Is the best choice in my opinion. But remember you have to do a lot of essay writing in IBDP.  Another thing you need to check is whether there is any difference in the order in which the topics are covered in CIE and IBDP. At least this problem arises in the middle years and students moving from CIE to IB or vice versa during middle schools have faced problems as som topics were covered in advance and some later in CIE when compared to IB. Also try to do some summer jobs or summer internships in addition to preparing for SAT and TOEFL. That would look good and be an added advantage when you submit your  essay for colleges application. Good luck..

RJChhadva 2015-03-30 11:24:17


Kindly mail me the details of Myp vs igcse on chhadva.raksha@gmail.com
thank you 


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