The Cambridge Programme
Cambridge Assessment International Education is a world renowned education system that sets gold standards in education while being flexible to suit the abilities of all children. A Cambridge education prepares students for life, helping them develop curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. Students develop the skills they need to achieve their goals and are taught to make informed decisions. The curriculum is shaped around how the students want to learn, helping them discover new horizons.
The focus is on skill development, conceptual understanding & application across all levels with the objective of making students “Self-Learners”.
Cambridge Programmes offered at CS
There are four programmes offered.
Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP) (G1 to G5)
The programme develops the skills of analysis, evaluation, reflection, collaboration and communication. It strengthens the inter-disciplinary links across English, Mathematics, Science and Global Perspectives.
Lower Secondary Programme (G6 to G8)
The programme focuses on higher order thinking skills, research, analysis and powerful communication. The programme sets clear learning objectives for the first three years of secondary education in English, Mathematics, Science and Global Perspectives and ICT and culminates in the Checkpoint examination in G8. The school uses the analysis from the lower Secondary Checkpoint to give valuable feedback on learner’s strengths and weaknesses before they progress to the next stage of education.
International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) (G9 and G10)
IGCSE is the gold standard in Grade X education with a flexible yet challenging student-friendly programme. We offer a wide spectrum of subjects including Economics, Art, Computer Science, Global Perspectives, apart from the Sciences, math and Languages (Hindi, Tamil and French). The programme is rooted in conceptual understanding and critical thinking.
AS/A Levels (G11 and G12)
The main thrust of the programme is in preparing students for universities with in-depth study of the chosen disciplines. A levels open pathways for further international qualifications and undergraduate programmes abroad and in India. The A level and IGCSE qualifications are recognized by all Indian Universities.
Academic Director’s Note
It is no secret that the 21st century demands a high level of skill sets; the 6 Cs, namely Critical thinking, Creativity, Communication and Collaboration and of late Computer skills and Curiosity which have been added. While CS Academy looks at all of this as part of our pedagogy, the International Stream has the unique advantage of intense backing from a Board of education like the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), which is based in the UK.
As an assessment providing organization, CAIE has enhanced its position as a world renowned education system that is unparalleled. There is something suitable for every student whatever their level, their flair or their ambition. With such a flexible and adaptable system, CS Academy has proudly associated with them for the past 5 years. We offer all their programmes starting from the Cambridge International Primary Programme to the Gold standard `A’ Levels. Students who pass out of this system are well prepared for University. CS students get their placements all over the world from the Orient to the Occident. Our students are placed with scholarships and in prestigious colleges including the University of Chicago, UCL (UK), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Yale-NUS (Singapore) and University of Melbourne to name a few. What is even more heartening is that they are more than ready to face the challenges at these top universities.
The natural progression from the primary to pre-university, gets them ready to make well informed choices of subjects and career, to logically communicate their thoughts and work with teams to accomplish their goals. One of the unique features of all these programmes is tackling issues that have global significance and they can be viewed with the prism of local impact. The subject `Global Perspectives’ provides a complete global overview that cuts through the boundaries of different disciplines and gives that extra `edge’ to the students who pass out of this system.
Another noteworthy point is that we are a Cambridge accredited teacher training centre, providing Cambridge programmes to aspiring teachers. This enables us to attract a host of competent teachers from across the country. Our student’s achievements are globally benchmarked as they leave the portals of the school, ready to be good citizens and leaders.
Ms. Nithya Sundaram.
An educationist with over 40 years’ experience in the industry, Ms. Nithya Sundaram has been a teacher with several Boards of education in India and abroad. She has worked in various capacities, as Level coordinator, supervisor, Principal and Director. Curriculum and Instruction being her expertise she is the Programme Leader for Cambridge Professional Development for teachers. Having worked in three countries other than India like Hongkong, Jakarta and Singapore , she has authored textbooks series for teaching English.