FAQ

1) What is different about International Centre for Excellence?
In a city of reputed international Schools, International Centre for Excellence stands out for the following reasons:

The management has an experience of two decades in education and is open to celebrating diversity. We believe in making our students global citizens by:

  • appreciating and respecting differences
  • learning through exchange of ideas
  • encouraging innovative learning through technology

We inculcate the values of Independence, Confidence and Enthusiasm in our students so that they are well equipped to face the unknown future.

  1. We spell quality and excellence and practice the same with our students. Our numbers in each Grade do not go beyond 20 in order to provide personalized attention emphatically.
  2. We are a Cambridge registered School following the Cambridge Curriculum from Primary to Grade 12. This enables our students to be well prepared for each stage of the Cambridge academic programme as the knowledge and skills are backwardly aligned within the curriculum.
  3. We are the only School located in the city with an infrastructure that meets international standards and is adequate for a child’s growth in all aspects – physical, social, aesthetic and intellectual.
  4. The teaching- learning process in our School revolves around the student taking the lead in his/her own learning. Our teachers are true facilitators who are CIDTT qualified and use varied strategies to make learning meaningful.
  • How do you support student preparation for SAT?

To some extent the AS/A level curriculum helps student prepare for SAT exam. However, we help them in contacting centres conducting coaching classes and organize workshops with regard to this. SAT exams will be conducted in school, once the school becomes the Centre.

  • Do local colleges accept IGCSE and A level Grade?

The local colleges give provisional admission to students who have appeared for Cambridge IGCSE or AS/A Level Examinations based on their predicted grades. You can find which universities recognize Cambridge qualifications at www.cie.org.uk/recognition. You can visit the site and search by country and by qualification.

  • Do you have any educational trips planned?

Educational trips are planned for an academic year as they enhance learning through real- life experiences. The trip may be to places within the country or abroad.

  • How do you offer Academic Support?

Support classes are provided where students can clarify doubts and do extra practice. Teachers reinforce the concepts taught.

  • How do you deal with Expat transition?

The Grade teacher and Counselor regularly meet them, areas of settling down are identified and action plans are worked out for the same.

  • How is safety ensured for students ?

Teachers or staff are present at all such times besides the security officer, in addition to the CCTVs. Teachers and students use personalized digital access cards for entry and exit to the respective areas of the School.

2) Whom do I contact for admission?
You can write to admissionsofficer@ice.ac.in and book an appointment to visit the School.

  • Are students eligible to get into an Indian University after AS/A levels?

Yes,they definitely can. Details will be provided during interaction at the School campus.

  • Does the School provide support in Career and Counseling guidance?

Yes, definitely. There is a full – fledged Career Counselor who interacts with the students through scheduled meetings to guide them through the whole process of university admission.

  • What are the co-curricular activities?
    1. Clubs –– Will comprise Speaking and Communication, Art, Dance, Music, Science, Environment etc
    2. In- School Competitions
    3. External Competitions
    4. After School Activities
1) What is different about International Centre for Excellence?
In a city of reputed international Schools, International Centre for Excellence stands out for the following reasons:

The management has an experience of two decades in education and is open to celebrating diversity. We believe in making our students global citizens by:

  • appreciating and respecting differences
  • learning through exchange of ideas
  • encouraging innovative learning through technology

We inculcate the values of Independence, Confidence and Enthusiasm in our students so that they are well equipped to face the unknown future.

  1. We spell quality and excellence and practice the same with our students. Our numbers in each Grade do not go beyond 20 in order to provide personalized attention emphatically.
  2. We are a Cambridge registered School following the Cambridge Curriculum from Primary to Grade 12. This enables our students to be well prepared for each stage of the Cambridge academic programme as the knowledge and skills are backwardly aligned within the curriculum.
  3. We are the only School located in the city with an infrastructure that meets international standards and is adequate for a child’s growth in all aspects – physical, social, aesthetic and intellectual.
  4. The teaching- learning process in our School revolves around the student taking the lead in his/her own learning. Our teachers are true facilitators who are CIDTT qualified and use varied strategies to make learning meaningful.
  • Are students eligible to get into an Indian Education System after Grade 10 through IGCSE?

Yes, they definitely can. Details will be provided during interaction at the School campus.

  • How do you support student preparation for SAT?

To some extent the AS/A level curriculum helps student prepare for SAT exam. However, we help them in contacting centres conducting coaching classes and organize workshops with regard to this. SAT exams will be conducted in school, once the school becomes the Centre.

  • Do local colleges accept IGCSE and A level Grade?

The local colleges give provisional admission to students who have appeared for Cambridge IGCSE or AS/A Level Examinations based on their predicted grades. You can find which universities recognize Cambridge qualifications at www.cie.org.uk/recognition. You can visit the site and search by country and by qualification.

  • Do you have any educational trips planned?

Educational trips are planned for an academic year as they enhance learning through real- life experiences. The trip may be to places within the country or abroad.

  • How do you offer Academic Support?

Support classes are provided where students can clarify doubts and do extra practice. Teachers reinforce the concepts taught.

  • How do you deal with Expat transition?

The Grade teacher and Counselor regularly meet them, areas of settling down are identified and action plans are worked out for the same.

  • How is safety ensured for students while moving around/playing in School / during lunch break etc?

Teachers or staff are present at all such times besides the security officer, in addition to the CCTVs. Teachers and students use personalized digital access cards for entry and exit to the respective areas of the School.

  • How are IGCSE grades determined?

The IGCSE examination is suitable for virtually the whole ability range. It has an 8-point scale of grades:

A*, A, B, C, D, E, F and G. (Grade A* is awarded for exceptional levels of achievement).

To take account of differing abilities, there is a choice between Core and Extended curriculum papers in most subjects. This allows teachers to decide on the most appropriate level of papers for their students.

The Core curriculum in each subject is within the ability range of a large majority of students. It provides a full overview of the subject and is targeted at students expected to achieve grades C to G. The Extended curriculum, which comprises the Core curriculum and the Supplement, has been designed for the more academically able and leads naturally into higher education or professional training. It is targeted at those expected to achieve grades A to E.

Core Curriculum C, D, E, F & G
Extended Curriculum A*, A, B, C, D & E

The overlap of three grades (C, D and E) is designed to accommodate students who perform either better or worse than their teachers expectations. Students who fail to meet the minimum satisfactory standard for either the core curriculum (Grade G) or the Extended curriculum (Grade E) will be marked (U).

  • What are the co-curricular activities?
    1. Clubs –– Will comprise Speaking and Communication, Art, Dance, Music, Science, Environment etc
    2. In- School Competitions
    3. External Competitions
    4. After School Activities
  • What is different about International Centre for Excellence?

In a city of reputed international Schools, International Centre for Excellence stands out for the following reasons:

  1. The management has an experience of two decades in education and is open to celebrating diversity. We believe in making our students global citizens by:
  • appreciating and respecting differences
  • learning from others
  • being able to solve problems with love and oneness.

We believe in inculcating the values of Independence, Confidence and Enthusiasm in our students so that they are well equipped to face the unknown future.

  1. We spell quality and excellence and practice the same with our students. Our numbers in each Grade do not go beyond 20 in order to provide personalized attention emphatically.
  2. We are a Cambridge registered School following the Cambridge Curriculum from Primary to Grade 12. This enables our children to be well prepared for each stage of the Cambridge academic programme as the knowledge and skills are backwardly aligned within the curriculum.
  3. We are the only School located in the city with infrastructure that meets international standards and is adequate for a child’s growth in all aspects – physical, social, aesthetic and intellectual.
  4. The teaching- learning process in our School revolves around the student taking the lead in his/her own learning. Our teachers are true facilitators who are CIDTT qualified and use varied strategies to make learning meaningful.
  • What curriculum do you follow?

WWe follow the Cambridge Secondary 1 programme which is offered by Cambridge International Examinations. This leads up to the IGCSE programme.

  • What is the Calendar year for the School?

Our Calendar year is June to April.

  • What are the working days in the week?

Monday to Friday from 8:00 am – 02:45 pm

  • Whom do I contact for admission?

You can write to admissionsofficer@ice.ac.in and book an appointment to visit the School.

  • How do you counsel students and deal with discipline issues?

Regular counseling sessions are conducted for students to understand their responsibilities. Reflections are done to help them get a proper insight into the repercussions of disruptive behavior.

  • What is the Academic Support provided to students who need it?

Support classes are provided where students can clarify doubts and do extra practice.

  • How can a parent be involved in student activities?

Parents need to go through the books of the students and check their HW schedule. Regular talks regarding School will prove useful.

  • How do you encourage parental involvement?

Regular PTMS are held for parents to discuss their concerns, besides these appointed dates, parents can meet with the respective teachers/Vice Principal with prior appointments.

Parents are provided a Parent Expertise Form, which they fill to highlight their area of expertise. As and when required parents do come over for a guest lecture or an activity.

  • How do you deal with Expat transition?

The Grade teacher and Counselor regularly meet them, areas of settling down are identified and action plans are worked out for the same.

  • How is safety ensured for students while moving around / playing in School / during lunch break etc?

Teachers or staff is present at all such times besides the security officer, in addition to the CCTVs. Teachers and students use personalized digital access cards for entry and exit to the respective areas of the School.

  • How will I know what’s happening in my ward’s classroom, and in the school?

We conduct Parent Orientation programs in the beginning of the academic year. We invite parents for workshops and seminars at regular intervals. We offer informal one-to-one meet between parent and teacher for every student as and when there is any concern.

Parents will get updates about School activities through a combination of newsletters,Monthly snippets , Diary notes, Facebook updates ,emails , SMS and phone communication.

  • How experienced are the Staff ?

Most of the faculty holds advanced degrees and are CIDTT trained, experienced facilitators and are also committed to ongoing professional development. Staff undergoes continuous in-house professional training while working with ICE.

  • What are the co-curricular activities?
    1. Clubs –– Will comprise Speaking and Communication, Art, Dance, Music, Science, Environment etc
    2. In- School Competitions
    3. External Competitions
    4. After School Activities
  • What is different about International Centre for Excellence?

In a city of reputed international Schools, International Centre for Excellence stands out for the following reasons:

  1. The management has an experience of two decades in education and is open to celebrating diversity. We believe in making our students global citizens by:
  • appreciating and respecting differences
  • learning through exchange of ideas
  • encouraging innovative learning through technology

We inculcate the values of Independence, Confidence and Enthusiasm in our students so that they are well equipped to face the unknown future.

  1. We spell quality and excellence and practice the same with our students. Our numbers in each Grade do not go beyond 20 in order to provide personalized attention emphatically.
  2. We are a Cambridge registered School following the Cambridge Curriculum from Primary to Grade 12. This enables our students to be well prepared for each stage of the Cambridge academic programme as the knowledge and skills are backwardly aligned within the curriculum.
  3. We are the only School located in the city with an infrastructure that meets international standards and is adequate for a child’s growth in all aspects – physical, social, aesthetic and intellectual.
  4. The teaching- learning process in our School revolves around the student taking the lead in his / her own learning. Our teachers are true facilitators who are CIDTT qualified and use varied strategies to make learning meaningful.
  • What curriculum do you follow?

We follow the Cambridge Primary programme which is offered by Cambridge International Examinations.

  • What is the Calendar year for the School?

Our Calendar year is June to April.

  • What are the working days in the week?

Monday to Friday from 8:00 am – 02:45 pm

  • Whom do I contact for admission?

You can write to admissionsofficer@ice.ac.in and book an appointment to visit the School.

  • How do you support a child who is not performing well academically?

Support classes are in- built in the School Time Table where students will be given attention to recap of concepts and extra practice.Informal Parent meetings will be organized to plan collaborative action plans for the same.

  • Are assessments purely paper- pencil tests?

It is a balanced blend of paper- pencil, research based, project work, flipped classrooms and hands on activities. Students are informally assessed through all means of learning.

  • How is safety ensured for students while moving around / playing in School / during lunch break etc?

Teachers or staff are present at all such times besides the security officer, in addition to the CCTVs. Teachers and students use personalized digital access cards for entry and exit to the respective areas of the School.

  • How do you deal with Expat transition?

The Grade teacher and Counselor regularly meet them, areas of settling down are identified and action plans are worked out for the same.

  • What is the teacher-student ratio in Pre-Primary and Primary?

Pre-primary 1:10 and for Primary 1:12

  • Is there any age cut off for Pre-Primary?

Prep I – 3 ½ and above by June
Prep II – 4 ½ and above by June

  • How will I know what’s happening in my ward’s classroom, and in the school?

We conduct Parent Orientation programs in the beginning of the academic year. We invite parents for workshops and seminars at regular intervals. We offer informal one-to-one meet between parent and teacher for every student as and when there is any concern.

Parents will get updates about School activities through a combination of newsletters,Monthly snippets , Diary notes, Facebook updates ,emails , SMS and phone communication.

  • What is done when a student loses his / her belongings?

Report to the Grade teacher / EA through a mail or Diary note . The same will be looked for in the Lost and Found. Parents are also requested to label the belongings to facilitate this process.

  • Apart from academics , what are the other skills which students can aspire to learn?

Students will learn to develop as reflective thinkers, risk-takers and learn to apply their knowledge in real-life situations

  • How experienced are the Staff ?

Most of the faculty holds advanced degrees and are CIDTT trained, experienced facilitators and are also committed to ongoing professional development. Staff undergoes continuous in-house professional training while working with ICE.

  • What are the co-curricular activities?
    1. Clubs –– Will comprise Speaking and Communication, Art, Dance, Music, Science, Environment etc
    2. In- School Competitions
    3. External Competitions
    4. After School Activities
    5. Life Skill classes