Curriculum

Curriculum

King’s College India, a British Day, Weekly & Full Boarding school believes in the holistic development of children and opens a world full of possibilities with global exposure, personalised learning and world-class facilities in a nurturing environment. The provision of experiential learning and an all-inclusive approach makes King’s different from other schools and provides individualised awakenings for children who are looking for more than just structured learning.

Founded in 2016, we offer a modern style of teaching through Cambridge Curriculum based on IGCSE and A levels starting from Pre-Nursery to Standard 12. It is through this Curriculum that we ensure a high-quality education for our students.

Continuing the 140-year-old legacy of King’s College Taunton, our partner school in the UK, we are offering an identical world-class education with an Indian approach.

IGCSE Subjects

The Cambridge IGCSE curriculum offers a variety of routes for learners with a wide range of abilities, including those whose first language is not English. Starting from a foundation of core subjects, students are then encouraged to mix and match according to their interests and abilities.

Cambridge IGCSE aims to develop 7 main skills:

  • Subject content
  • Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations
  • Intellectual enquiry
  • Flexibility and responsiveness to change
  • Working and communicating in English
  • Influencing outcomes
  • Cultural awareness

How it works

Starting from Standard 9 and Standard 10 (IG1 and IG2), we offer a broad range of subjects that very few schools can match.  Students are allowed to choose and make up different combinations according to their interests and future need. The school organizes orientations for the students and parents for subject selection at this stage. Above that, the Career Counselling department helps the students to understand their potential and needs.

Students may choose a maximum of seven subjects and a minimum of five. As you can observe, it is not essential to take all seven subjects so that they can tailor their choices according to their needs. Progress is carefully monitored throughout these years and all necessary support is given to ensure the success of our students. We aim to prepare each student for their A level, which is the most important exam for their university entry.

Cambridge Advanced:

Cambridge International AS & A Level develops learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills in:

  • Independent thinking
  • In-depth subject content
  • Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations
  • Handling and evaluating different types of information sources
  • Thinking logically and presenting ordered and coherent arguments
  • Making judgements, recommendations and decisions
  • Presenting reasoned explanations, understanding implications and communicating them logically and clearly
  • Working and communicating in English.

In standard 11 and 12, students prepare for their A levels for which careful advice is given by the Career Counselling department to ensure that their choices match the requirements of popular courses at prestigious universities.

How It Works

A levels consist of a two-year, linear course, examined terminally. For AS Level (Standard 11), students must choose a minimum of four subjects and in A-Level (Standard 12), a minimum of three subjects out of a good range of subjects offered to them in King’s College India.

These two years prepare students for the future, especially when it comes to being ready for the following years at university which is the next step.

Refer to the Cambridge website for further information: 

https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/programmes-and-qualifications/

FAQ’s

There are many key differences between one and the other, while the almost content remains practically the same, the teaching methodology certainly differs.

For starters, CBSE is a national curriculum while Cambridge is an international Curriculum. Therefore, Cambridge is more of a global learning community. 

Secondly, while CBSE focuses on building a strong base in the core subjects such as languages and sciences from a theoretical approach, Cambridge introduces a combination of practical and theoretical work giving way to a more dynamic and activity-based method of learning. The latter always aims to go beyond the formal curriculum and contribute to a well-rounded education system. 

Having carried out and been successful in receiving a Cambridge qualifications means that those students who wish to study abroad are exempted from the English Proficiency Test, allowing them a better chance to be accepted into the university they wish for.

Cambridge Curriculum offers a wide range of subjects that not many other educational systems are able to match. There is a good range of subjects that students can choose from in both IGCSE and A-Level which they can mix and match according to their preferences. Cambridge Curriculum allows students to broaden their horizons during their education years.

The Cambridge International Curriculum is recognised by universities and employers worldwide. Over 10,000 schools in over 160 countries (including India) follow the Cambridge curriculum. Therefore, if your child wishes to pursue his/her studies within the same country, he/she will not find any problem to get admission to universities. In any case, your child will stand out from the crowd for holding a highly prestigious qualification.

As mentioned previously, Cambridge is an International Curriculum practiced worldwide; therefore, there are no issues when it comes to Government jobs.

Cambridge assessments take place at the end of every course and can include four main fields of knowledge: written, oral, coursework and practical assessment. This system broadens opportunities for students to show their abilities and skills in each sphere. 

Grades are benchmarked using eight internationally recognised grades, A* to G, the former being the highest achievable grade and the latter being the lowest.