Why are Indian Students Increasingly Opting for Education in IB and Cambridge Schools?

Author : george harley | Published On : 23 Sep 2021

About a decade back, we usually knew most children around us enrolled in only CBSE and ICSE – ISC schools of India.  Some of them study in institutions affiliated to regional state boards.

However, the school education system of India has evolved in the past ten years and today more learners are keen to embrace a global system of education by choosing top international schools in Delhi NCR. These institutions offer popular International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes, particularly for primary school students.

The IB PYP course

The best IB school in Noida has adopted IB Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - that focuses on the all-round development of a child - to equip her/him with the finest of academic, physical, social and emotional skills.

The programme follows inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. It offers students myriad opportunities to reflect on what they know, understand and can do in life. It also enables them to become globally minded adults with a passion for constant learning. Community service is a coherent part of PYP and helps learners to become more responsible and considerate.

Courses in a Cambridge international school – Lower Secondary, Upper Secondary and Advanced

Some of the best IB schools in Noida are also allied to Cambridge Assessment International Education. Once the students have graduated from their primary education at such schools, they join the Cambridge programmes for the next stage of learning – Grades 6 to 12.

As the curriculum for Grades 6, 7 and 8, Cambridge Lower Secondary programme offers ten subjects to choose from including English, Mathematics and Science. It provides numerous opportunities for children to develop their creativity and expression while promoting their wellbeing in a variety of ways.

The best Cambridge school in Noida also tailors its curriculum around how it needs its students to learn. All courses are flexible, allowing schools to deliver any combination of subjects available and adapt the content to suit their perspective, culture and philosophy.

At the upper secondary level – for Grades 9 and 10 – the Cambridge schools have IGCSE curriculum that prompts learners to engage with a range of subjects, and make connections between them. These IGCSE schools in Delhi NCR follow syllabuses that have a global outlook while retaining a local relevance. The students develop international mind-set without any cultural biases.

Cambridge Advanced is for Grades 11 and 12 students who need progressive training to prepare for their university and higher education. The best schools in Noida and most other parts of India have adopted the Cambridge International AS & A Level programmes at this stage.

The programmes at AS & A levels develop senior students’ knowledge, understanding and skills with:

  • Comprehensive subject content
  • Independent thinking
  • Ability to apply knowledge constructively to manage familiar and extraordinary situations
  • Skills to handle and assess various information sources
  • Logical thinking and abilities to present systematic and rational arguments
  • Aptitude for sound judgements, recommendations and decision-making
  • Skills for presenting reasoned justifications, knowing implications of different decisions and conveying ideas clearly
  • Working and communicating flawlessly in English language

With methodically designed courses at each stage of learning, there are plenty of reasons to choose an IB and/or Cambridge school. Parents of children who are too young to understand the depth of a course like IB PYP should also explore the benefits of these international programmes and make an early decision to get their wards admitted in a global school.

Author bio: The Noida based campus of Amity Global School was established in the 2010 and follows the globally recognised IB and Cambridge programmes. A disciplined approach to academics, sports and extra-curricular activities is the hallmark of the institution.