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What is Cambridge Lower Secondary and IGCSE?

Cambridge Lower Secondary is an education program for students aged 11 to 14. It offers a comprehensive framework for teaching and learning across various subject areas, and emphasizes the development of key skills, including critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration. The program helps students develop a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in subjects such as English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Sciences, and prepares them for the next stage of their education.

Cambridge IGCSE is a globally recognized qualification for students aged 14 to 16 that provides a broad and balanced curriculum covering subjects like Mathematics, Science, Humanities, and Languages, and prepares students for further education or employment.

The Cambridge Lower Secondary program is designed to be a clear and structured pathway to the Cambridge IGCSE program. By completing the Lower Secondary program, students are well-prepared for the rigors of the IGCSE program and for success in their future academic and professional pursuits.

What are the subjects offered under Cambridge Lower Secondary at SelaQui?

Cambridge Lower Secondary at SelaQui will offer a range of subjects, including English, Mathematics, Science, ICT and Global Perspectives. Apart from these subjects, as part of our continuing pursuit for developing inquiry, students will have the support in the following subjects as well in Grades 5-8. These are Hindi, French, Social Studies, Citizenship, SEE Learning, Art and Music.

What subjects are offered under IGCSE at SelaQui?

IGCSE at SelaQui offers a wide range of subjects which include English, Mathematics, Coordinated Sciences (double award), Geography, History, and Spanish. Furthermore, the students will be able to develop their Foundational Skills through engagement in Citizenship, SEE Learning, Music, and Art curricula.

Is there a difference in fee structure between CBSE and Cambridge curricula at SelaQui International School?

No, both CBSE and Cambridge curricula are offered within the same fee structure at SelaQui International School. We believe in providing equal opportunities to all students for high-quality education, regardless of the curriculum they decide to pursue.

What are the benefits of studying Cambridge Lower Secondary and IGCSE?

Cambridge Lower Secondary and IGCSE provide students with a broad and balanced education that helps them develop essential skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication. They also prepare them for further study and work opportunities and are recognized by universities and employers around the world.

Apart from the benefits provided by enriched content coupled with developed skills of self-paced learning, the Cambridge program for IGCSE conducts its year end assessments which are aligned with the Indian Academic Calendar in March. Add to that, the widespread acceptance of elite and prestigious institutions of higher learning in India (e.g., Delhi University, Ashoka University, etc.) as well as abroad, presents a wonderful added benefit to the Cambridge learner.

What is the role of teachers in Cambridge Lower Secondary and IGCSE at SelaQui?

Teachers will play a crucial role in both Cambridge Lower Secondary and IGCSE by guiding and supporting students in their learning journey at SelaQui. With the experience of transitioning to an inquiry structure as enshrined in our CD-2020, our educators are better prepared to enable an exciting learning journey for our Cambridge learners. Our educators will help students understand the concepts, provide them with resources and study materials, and prepare them for assessments and exams. They will also provide feedback and support to help students improve their performance.

What will be the assessment process in Cambridge Lower Secondary and IGCSE?

Assessments in both Cambridge Lower Secondary and IGCSE will be a combination of internal and external assessments. Internal assessments will be conducted by our teachers as a formative tool to course correct the learning progression and may include coursework, projects, and class participation. External assessments will be conducted at the end of each stage akin to Cambridge Progression Tests which will serve as summative and are designed to measure a student's overall understanding of the subject.

Can my child switch to a different curriculum after completing Cambridge Lower Secondary and IGCSE?

Yes, both Cambridge Lower Secondary and IGCSE are designed to be flexible curricula that prepare students for a range of educational pathways. After completing these programs, students can choose to continue their studies with Cambridge Upper Secondary, A-levels, the International Baccalaureate, or other qualifications.

What is the school day like?

The school day is structured. Our students are busy from morning 6:00 am until 10:30 pm. From breakfast and house jobs to attending classes, sports and games, evening and night preps, our students are constantly engaged in something or the other.

Is the school a co-ed institution?

It is a Co- Ed Boarding School, with classes from V to XII.

How often do the students go on break?

There are two major breaks: summer and winter, which are at least 30 days long, and a Diwali break.

Where do your students come from?

Students at SelaQui International School come from all Indian States and foreign countries.

How does the school support students when they finish their schooling at Selaqui International School?

There is an active career counselling unit in the school to guide students on career choices. The school has an enabling environment to encourage students to achieve their potential.

What if my child feels homesick?

Every student is assigned a student mentor for the first few weeks to make her/him comfortable, familiarise with the school infrastructure, practices, and ethos. Moreover, there is a whole pastoral team for all-round support and care.