CURRICULUM

The School is affiliated to University of Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), UK for Check point, IGCSE & A-Level

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D. G. Khetan International School (Grade I – X)

Bilasrai Kashinath Gadia A-Level Junior College

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EYP (Early Years Program)

Play Group – Sr.Kg

In the Early Years Program, we strive to provide a comprehensive module that balances the individual stages of each child’s social, emotional, physical and academic development within a child-centered, teacher-guided and international environment.

We aim to foster each child’s curiosity, creativity, confidence and independence in order to nurture a love of learning at school, at home and throughout their lives. Our goal is to expose learners to a meaningful curriculum of skills, attitudes and knowledge through developmentally appropriate activities that the children will build upon throughout their academic careers.

TIMINGS:

PRE-PRIMARY PLAYGROUP: 11:30 AM TO 1:30 PM (JKIS CAMPUS)

PRE-PRIMARY NURSERY: 11:30 AM TO 2:30 PM (JKIS CAMPUS)

PRE-PRIMARY JR.KG: 8:15 AM TO 11:15 AM (JKIS CAMPUS)

PRE-PRIMARY SR.KG: 8:00 AM TO 11:AM (DGKIS CAMPUS)

CPP

(Cambridge Primary Programme)

Grade I – V

The Primary Years Programme follows an international curriculum which encourages students to develop the conceptual understanding, knowledge and skills that they require to become conscious learners. Our curriculum fosters a higher level of questioning skills in the student. The topics covered have been carefully selected, and moduled based on their relevance and significance.

The Cambridge Primary Programme enables the learners to develop their skills and understanding through the primary years in subjects such as English, Maths, Science, Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Global Perspective, ICT and PE. It focuses on developing knowledge and skill in core subjects which form an excellent foundation for future grades. The assessments marked in CPP provides an International Benchmark of Learners Performance. The detailed report helps to highlight the strength and weaknesses of learners and make targeted improvements.

TIMINGS

GRADE 1 – 4: 12:50 PM TO 5:45 PM

GRADE 5 – 10:  7:00 AM TO 12:50 PM

The assessment pattern for the Cambridge Primay Programme is as follows:

Formative Assessment Continuous Programme June to March
Summative Assessment Term 1 October
Term 2 April

 

Lower Secondary 1 – Checkpoint

Grade VI – VIII

D. G. Khetan International School Middle Years programme has at its core, the traditional subjects: Mathematics, Arts, Science, Languages, Humanities, Physical Education, Technology; but great importance is given to the interconnectedness of learning that is essential for an individual to be effective in the modern world.

The Lower Secondary Programme at D. G. Khetan International School provides an ideal preparation for students during the middle years of schooling. The programme is a three-year programme for students aged from 11 to 14 years and offers an education that is skill-based, challenging, creative and flexible and requires a great deal of discipline.

Teaching – Learning in the Classrooms:

The Middle Years curriculum uses concepts called the ‘Areas of Interaction’ as lenses which aims to evolve the learning in each subject.

To avoid rote memorization, various methods like mind mapping, graphic organizers, experiential learning, enquiry method, research etc. are used in the

Curriculum

This Programme which spans through grades 6 to 8 is a framework which addresses a wide range of learning styles. It involves all students in their own unique learning processes to provide a standard, internationally accepted foundation of knowledge. It is a comprehensive program of academic challenge appropriate to this age group.

The Checkpoint Grade

The Checkpoint curriculum is innovative, diagnostic, designed to help students learn and assess their abilities. It is conducted in grade VIII.

 

SCHOOL TIMINGS: 7:00 AM TO 12:50 PM

 

 

The assessment pattern for the Checkpoint grades is as follows:

Formative Assessment Continuous Programme June to March
Summative Assessment Term 1 October
Term 2 April

IGCSE

(International General Certificate of Secondary Examination)

Grades (IX and X)

The IGCSE Programme (International General Certificate of Secondary Examination) has been designed for 14-16 year olds. The Cambridge IGCSE provides a broad programme across a wide range of subject areas. It encompasses global curriculum, allowing teaching to be placed in a localised context, making it relevant in different regions.

SCHOOL TIMINGS: 7:00 AM TO 12:50 PM

The subjects for IGCSE is as follows:

Science Commerce
English English
Mathematics Mathematics
Hindi Hindi
Business Studies Business Studies
Physics Economics
Chemistry Accounts
Biology Art & Design / ICT
Art & Design / ICT

The school conducts formative and summative assessments as an internal ongoing process. Students appear for the IGCSE board examinations conducted by the CAIE after 24 months of schooling. The IGCSE provides an experience of scrupulous external assessment in Grade X

The Remedial Programme

 

It is a programme devised as an additional help in English, Math and Science for CPP and Lower Secondary level after the school hours for student identified with learning difficulties. It helps to bridge the gap by bringing children at par and cope with the integrated curriculum.

NIOS 

It is a programme devised as an additional help in English, Math and Science for CPP and Lower Secondary level after the school hours for student identified with learning difficulties. It helps to bridge the gap by bringing children at par and cope with the integrated curriculum.

B.K. Gadia ‘A’ Level Junior College (AS & A Levels)

Having successfully established the institution up to Grade X, Navchetna Charitable Trust has extended their vision of providing quality education beyond schooling by opening Bilasrai Kashinath Gadia (A – Level) Junior College within the school premise.

The college follows the A – Level curriculum and is affiliated to the University of Cambridge. It caters to Humanities, Science and Commerce streams. Students and teachers depart from the standard teaching measures and share more of a mentor – mentee relationship. Pupils are educated outside the restrictive covers of textbooks; the challenges of life are held in priority in the process of their education.

With the ideal of shaping the Indian mind with a global vision, Bilasrai Kashinath Gadia Junior College aims to create a class apart. The college boasts of modern classrooms, amenities and resources, thus planned to keep student’s comfort and their needs foremost in mind. The ‘A’ Level follows a finely-crafted curriculum well equipped by learning material of world-class quality.

 

Subjects offered in A – Level

English is a compulsory subject. Besides, a student will have to take up any three subjects either from Science, Commerce or Humanities stream.

Following are the subjects as per the different streams offered our college.

7:00 AM TO 12:50 PM

 

Science Commerce Humanities
English (Compulsory) English (Compulsory) English (Compulsory)
Biology Business Studies. Business Studies
Physics Economics Economics
Chemistry Accounts Sociology
Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics
IT IT IT
Psychology Psychology Psychology
Art & Design Art & Design Art & Design

View Statement of purpose for A Levels here

Download Subject Selection Form here

SPA (Sports & Performing Arts)

After School & Saturday Club Actvities

Football Elementary & Intermediate Art Classes
Volley Ball Personality Development
Gymnastics Dance
Speech & Drama Zumba
Athletics Karate
Judo Enjoy-A-Ball
Skating Robotics
Handball Cricket
Basketball Athlectics
Music Basketball
Dance Mini Hockey
Skating
Speech & Drama
Football
Handball

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION  

D.G. Khetan International School is the first project of ‘Nav Chetna Charitable Trust’. We thank all the parents who have believed in us and given immense support to the school.

The school is affiliated to The University of Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) U.K. for IGCSE (class IX & X) and the School is a CAIE Centre.

  • The school has acquired NOC from the State Government (Educational Department, Mantralaya, Mumbai)
  • The curriculum in the PRE- SCHOOL and the PRIMARY YEAR follows the CAIE curriculum which prepares the children for the Indian as well as International boards.
  • The curriculum followed by D. G. Khetan International School does, however extend beyond the boundaries of required point syllabubs coverage. It empowers the students to explore their individual talents and become lifelong learners.
  • The School offers check point curriculum to the students of VI, VII and VIII By the end of grade VIII, students are encouraged to take check point examination conducted by CAIE which is a diagnostic test to identify the academic strengths of a child.
  • Students of grade IX & X are offered IGCSE (CAIE) programme, which is a 2 years programme at DGKIS.

Synopsis of International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Programme

  • At an International Level – Comparable to British GCSE & International 0 level.
  • School course is of 10 years duration.
  • Classes IX and X are a combined course(IGCSE)
  • Choice of subjects given in IX
  • Class VIII serves as a preparatory phase for IGCSE exams to be taken at class X level
  • Assessments are ongoing, followed by the board exams at the end of Class X.
  • Books and support material are available at all leading book stalls.
  • All subject teachers are trained by CAIE at DGKIS.

 Know more about University of Cambridge (CAIE)

  • The University of Cambridge is the oldest and the largest International Examination Board, conducting exams for 2.5 million students a year in 160 countries. The CAIE programme is conducted as per the International syllabus, under the strict structure of the University of Cambridge, with examination papers sent and marked by the CAIE.
  • CAIE qualifications are accepted and recognized by universities, education providers and employers across the globe. CAIE has developed and promoted qualification around the world for almost 150 years.
  • As per the AIU (Association of Indian Universities), 5 (five) passes at IGCSE in Grade A. B, C and minimum 2 (two) passes at A level examination (XII) of the British examining bodies is equivalent to 2+ (HSC) stage qualification, which is the minimum eligibility requirement for admission to Bachelor’s degree programme at Indian Universities.

 Frequently Asked Questions – IGCSE

  1. Is the IGCSE Programme recognized by schools and universities worldwide?

 Ans: Yes

  1. Is the IGCSE Programme recognized by higher secondary boards and universities in India?

 Ans: Yes, it is recognized CBSE, CISCE and state education boards across India as a viable qualification for entry to class XI or for other higher secondary education course.

  1. Q. How are IGCSE student assessed?

Ans: Cambridge IGCSE assessment takes place at the end of the course and can include written, oral, course work and practical assessment. This broadens opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning. Grades are benchmarked using eight internationally recognized grades, A*to G, which have clear guidelines to explain the standard of achievement for each grade.

  1. What are the benefits of IGCSE (CAIE), when compared with other curriculum examinations that might be taken in classes IX and X?

Ans: IGCSE has many benefits/advantages as compared to other boards. Some of them are as follows:

  • Prepare students for Life: Cambridge programmes help students to develop an informed curiosity and lasting passion for learning.
  • Development of Skills : IGCSE develops and encourages vital educational skills, including oral skills, investigative skills, problem solving, team work , recall of knowledge and initiatives.
  • Learners Attributes: Cambridge helps students become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged. Students are ready to tackle the demands of tomorrow’s world, capable of shaping a better world for the future.
  • Practical Approach : IGCSE offers a wider range of subjects and encourages high academic standards through practical approach to teaching and learning. It lends an international perspective to studies.
  • Flexible Syllabus : IGCSE is a balanced curriculum and a flexible course of study. Most subjects offer a choice between core curriculum and extended curriculum. This gives students of all ability levels the freedom to choose subjects that are right for them and opportunity to score good grades.
  • International Recognition: The IGCSE programme has worldwide status and credibility. This board holds wide international recognition and those graduating with this diploma hold a good footing when applying to international universities.
  1. We have a transferable job, what happens when we move to another city ?

 Ans: The studies are quite similar to Indian syllabus and pattern. Education department will endorse the transfer certificate if all formalities are completed by the earlier school.

  1. Will my child need to take tuitions to cope with the curriculum?

Ans: Each child has the advantage of individual attention from the teachers owing to fair children – teacher ratio that enables optimum learning within the class. The teaching also focuses on practical application method of concepts learnt, which is usually not supported by the home tuitions.

  1. What about books, will they be provided ? If not are they easily accessible?

Ans: Text books can be provided & are available in the market.

  1. Will the teachers be specially trained to execute this curriculum ? Does their qualification equip them for this kind of teaching?

 Ans: To teach in any CAIE school, a teacher requires minimum qualification as per Indian Standards. The teachers are usually sent for the training conducted by CAIE and are given in-house training to equip them to deliver lesson in an enquiry based and a practical approach format.

  1. Can an IGCSE student at D.G. Khetan International School continue his / her studies at another IGCSE authorized school if the need arises?

 Ans: Yes, as all IGCSE authorized schools across the world follow a common curriculum, IGCSE students, will not face problems in continuity of academics. However, admission to another school will be subject to the admission policy of that school and the availability of places and subjects on offer.

  1. What options are available after completing the IGCSE Programme ?

Ans: Our IGCSE students will have a choice to continue with D.G. Khetan International School for’A’ Level programme for classes XI and XII. The IGCSE board examinations will be held in March at D.G. Khetan International School. The results are announced online in the last week of May. Although admissions for the Indian +2 boards (ISC / CBSE / HSC) take place in June, the IGCSE students may seek admission to these courses with complete documents.

It is also pertinent to note that student who pursue programmes ‘A’ levels, after their IGCSE class X, will also have the option to study with universities in India.

  1. Q. What is the academic future of a student after the A level (Class XII of IGCSE) ?

 Ans: A briefing document for students of University of Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) on university admission procedures in India will clarify the query on the academic future after A levels.

  1. Introduction

Admission to Indian higher education institutions (Universities and Colleges) is open to those who have passed a senior secondary school examination after twelve years (10+2 of Indian system) of schooling. The Examinations include the Senior School Certificate Examination of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), India, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), India and the Higher/Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the State Boards for Secondary Education in India. Foreign and international examinations that are deemed equivalent are also accepted. These include 0 Levels, IGCSE and A Levels from University of Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) Board.

 

  1. Entry/Admission Requirements

The Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, has been identified by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, to recommend on the equivalence of foreign qualifications. AIU recognizes five (5) passes at the Ordinary Level examination (0 Level) or the International General Certificate in Secondary Education (IGCSE), with Grades A*, A, B or C, with minimum of two passes at the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level examination, as being equivalent to the Senior Certificate (10+2) Examination. The grades achieved are recorded on the certificate issued by CAIE. In addition, on the Statement of Results, you can find the uniform percentage mark out of 100 for each syllabus. Grades and percentage marks are also provided by the school on a transcript.

 

 Professional Courses

Applicants to professional degrees need to be 17 years of age on 31st December of the year of entrance examination / admission. For entry to professional courses students must sit for the Common Entrance Tests (CET) for the appropriate course.

Admission to Indian Universities and Colleges is based on a merit list, usually compiled by the aggregation of the marks from the year 12 examinations and the mark from the Common Entrance Tests (CET). CET are held at both national and state level depending on the course applied for (apart from Tamil Nadu which does not have CETs)

Engineering: To be eligible to sit for the JEE CET student will need 5 IGCSE/O Levels with Grade C or higher plus passes in A level in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with a minimum of 75% English at AS or A Level may also be required.

Medicine and Dental Science: To be eligible to sit for the CET students will need 5 IGCSE/O Level with Grade C or higher plus passes in A Level in Physics, Chemistry and Biology with a minimum of 50%. English at AS or A Level may also be required. The Medical Council of India, following guidance from CBSE has accepted AS English taken in Year 12 as equivalent to the Indian Year 11 examination.

Architecture: To be eligible to sit for the CET student will need 5 IGCSE/O Level with Grade C or higher plus passes in two A Level including Mathematics with a minimum of 50%.

Non-Professional Courses :Minimum entry requirements for liberal studies (science, commerce, arts) are 5 IGC SE/O Level with Grade C or higher plus passes in two A Levels.

Mathematics Group : Pass in A Level in Physics and Mathematics.

Biology Group : Pass in A Level in Chemistry and Biology.

Computer Science: Pass in A Level in Physics and Mathematics.

Pharmacy:  Minimum entry requirements are 5 passes in IGCSE/O Levels with Grade C or higher plus passes in two A Levels including Chemistry and Mathematics and AS Level in Physics or Biology.

Commerce- Minimum entry requirements are 5 IGCSE/O Levels with Grade C or higher including Mathematics plus passes in two A Level of which one must be in a relevant subject.

 Arts : Minimum entry requirements are 5 IGCSE/O Levels with Grade C or higher plus passes in two A Levels in any subjects (with the exception of Economics which requires a pass in A Level Mathematic).

NB India universities reserve the right to give equivalence to foreign qualification. Some universities may require three passes at A Level for admission to bachelor degrees in liberal studies (non-professional Subjects) also. However, most universities follow the advice of the Association of Indian Universities and make a reference to the Association if there is any doubt about equivalence. Please also note that Schools/students should check regarding local requirements for languages and other subjects.

  1. Admission Stage and Timeline : In India the academic year usually begins in June / July and ends in March /April of the following year.

 

Professional Course:

In the case of professional courses the concerned Statutory Body controls the admission schedule and Teaching programme For example, in the case of the MBBS programme the Medical Council of India has laid down that the results of the Common Entrance Tests must be declared by 15th June, admissions completed by 31st July, academic session started by 1stAugust and the consequential admission, if any, be completed by 30th September.

 

The Admission procedure involves:

  • Issue of Notice of Common Entrance Test (CET) by different institution/organizations through newspaper advertisements, usually in November- December of the year preceding admission.
  • Conduct of CETs in late April-May.
  • Announcement of result and merit list soon after the CET.
  • Conduct of Counseling Sessions and admission of students in June.
  • Cut out date for entrance examination and admission is subject to the notification from the concerned authorities.
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