Cambridge IGCSE Curriculum

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JIRS believes in this:

  • To enable students to learn a positive but critical approach to problem solving
  • To think globally and to create responsible global citizens utilizing international curriculum
  • Fully compliant with principles of student-centered learning

JIRS successfully started imparting the Cambridge curriculum (CIE) from 2004 onwards with grade 8 IGCSE, School admits students for both the sessions of exams conducted by CIE, namely Summer (May-June) & Winter (October-November). With the ever growing demand for IGCSE and the demand from parents the school has launched GRADE 7 – IGCSE from 2008-09 session onwards JIRS has successfully sent eight batches of students for IGCSE exams from June 2007 – November 2013 and the results are commendable. The school has sent six batches of GCE “A” Levels and more than 80% of the students are pursuing their higher education in foreign universities. The following sections provide more details about the CIPP, IGCSE & GCE “A” LEVEL PROGRAMS with subject combinations offered at JIRS.


CIE is part of Cambridge Assessment, Europe's largest assessment agency and a department of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge Assessment was established in 1858 as the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES), and it celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2008. CIE examinations are taken in over 160 different countries Cambridge qualifications are recognized by universities, colleges and employers across the globe.

IGCSE – Lower Secondary Program (LSP) – GRADE 7

The Cambridge Lower Secondary Program is a framework for educational success for students approximately 11-14 years old. It builds on the primary stage, and develops children's knowledge and skills in Mathematics, English and Science. The Lower Secondary Program has been developed to link seamlessly with the Cambridge International Primary Program and provides standardised tests to allow careful monitoring of progress from primary to lower secondary phases. It also provides excellent preparation for students embarking on IGCSE or O Level courses.

Subjects offered at JIRS – GRADE-7


IGCSE Program (From Grade 8 – 10, and 9-10)

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is provided by University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), one of the world's leading providers of examinations. IGCSE is a high profile qualification with an excellent reputation. It is recognized by universities and institutes of higher education around the world. It is equivalent in standard to the British GCSE and International GCSE 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 10. Successful students receive an internationally recognized qualification, the IGCSE. Where a student is found fit after 8 grade from any curriculum, the student can pursue IGCSE from grade 9 onwards and take CIE exams at the end of grade 10


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 courses, including A and AS Levels and the AICE Diploma. Good IGCSE grades 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.

What are the subjects in the IGCSE curriculum?

There are five Subject Groups in IGCSE with several subjects to choose from, in each group:

  • Group 1: Languages (First Language, Second Language, Foreign Language, etc.)
  • Group 2: Humanities and Social Sciences (Geography, English Literature, History, etc.)
  • Group 3: Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.)
  • Group 4: Mathematics (Mathematics, Additional Mathematics.
  • Group 5: Creative, Technical & Vocational (Accounting, Business Studies, Computer Studies, Music, etc.)

International Certificate of Education (ICE) Award

The ICE is more prestigious than the standard IGCSE. Instead of the five papers needed to obtain the IGCSE, if a student attempts and passes seven or more papers, he / she is awarded the ICE. The seven subjects must be as follows:

  • Two subjects from the language group
  • One from each of the other four groups
  • One more from any of the five groups

At JIRS, the following subjects are offered at the IGCSE level

Science Stream Management Stream
1 English as First Lang – 500 (Group – 1) English as First Lang – 500 (Group – 1)
2 English as Second Lang – 511 (Group – 1) English as Second Lang – 511 (Group – 1)
3 French as Foreign Lang – 520 (Group – 1) French as Foreign Lang – 520 (Group – 1)
4 Hindi as Second Lang – 549 (Group – 1) Hindi as Second Lang – 549 (Group – 1)
5 Mathematics – 580 (Group – 4) Mathematics – 580 (Group – 4)
6 Physics – 625 (Group – 3) Accounting – 0452 (Group – 5)
7 Chemistry – 620 (Group – 3) Business Studies – 0450 (Group – 5)
8 Biology – 610 (Group – 3) Economics – 0455 (Group – 2)
9 Environmental management – 680 (Group – 2/3) Environmental management – 680 (Group – 2/3)
10 Info. and Comm. Tech. – 417 (Group – 5) Info. and Comm. Tech. – 417 (Group – 5)
11 Art and Design – 400 (Group – 5) Art and Design – 400 (Group – 5)
12 Physical Education – 413 (Group – 5) Physical Education – 413 (Group – 5)

What is “A” Level?

'A' level is a two year program after X std. 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 U.K. equivalent and is accepted as an entry level qualification by 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 STD examination and is recognized by any board in India and hence the students can appear for any of the competitive examinations.

GCE “A” Level Subjects (XI & XII)


9093 – English Lang (G2)
9093 – English Lang (G2)
9709 - Mathematics (G1)
9706 – Accounting (G3)
9702 - Physics (G1)
9707 - Business Studies (G3)
9701 – Chemistry (G1)
9708 – Economics (G3)
9700 – Biology(G1)
9709 – Mathematics (G1) / 9713 – AICT (G1)

* 9713 – AICT (G1)
* 9691 –Computing (G1)
9707-Business Studies (G3)
9704- Art & Design (G3)
9708 –Economics (G3)
9706 –Accounting (G3)

AICE: The subject combination of commerce stream covers all the groups required for AICE award.

* Subject may be offered as an option for any group 1 Science stream subject.

Contact Details:
PHONE: 91 ‐ 80 ‐ 27577050 / 60
Fax: 91‐80‐27577007

CIE Vice Principal
Mr. Utpal Kumar Seal
PHONE: +91 95352 25101

CIE Coordinator
Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Bhandi
PHONE: +91 9448972108

Children who are appearing for their Grade 10 IGCSE, 11 and 12 GCE ‘AS/ A Level’ Cambridge International Examinations have to pay the Examination fee as per the
actual charges by the CIE. Examination fee is not included in their regular school fee.

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