Q1. Why has DPSIS opted for IGCSE accreditation?
To render globally relevant, wider options to our students.
Q2. Does this mean, ICSE & ISC will be replaced by the IGCSE?
No, IGCSE option is going to be an additional option. Both ICSE/ISC and Cambridge curriculum will run concurrently.
Q3. How will same teachers of the school handle both ICSE/ISC & IGCSE?
This aspect was amply clarified by Ms. Stefanie, East Asia Representative on 08 Nov 2008 in her talk as well. The professional training for teaching of IGCSE subjects is mandatory. The same will be ensured.
Q4. How do you compare ICSE & CBSE? It is believed ICSE/ISC is comparatively difficult?
Range and number of mandatory subject under taken by the ICSE students up to Grade 10 is comparatively much more. We believe that the students with their wider exposure to a comprehensive ICSE programme will certainly have an edge over other students.
As regards with respect to Grade 11 & 12, it is important for the parents to understand that the number of subjects and the content in both ICSE & CBSE curriculum are same with very minor differences.
The term easy and difficult is not supposed to be relevant in today’s time. Each student must excel and for that each student must believe in himself / herself. There is nothing in this world which is difficult or not possible.
Q5. What is the acceptability of IGCSE and A level curricula in Indian colleges and universities?
The acceptance of IGCSE and the Cambridge A level programme world over is unquestionable.