Academic Programmes

The Gandhi Memorial International School offers personalized qualified learning environment from Nursery to IGCSE, O level Science and Commerce streams and the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The medium of instruction is English.

The curriculum in general is the same as that followed in English medium schools in most of the commonwealth countries of the world. The school follows the Indian, U.K. and IB (Geneva, Switzerland) curricula and pattern of education. Matriculation examination is conducted at the end of Grade 10 while the Higher Secondary at the end of Grade 12.

The Higher Secondary certificate awarded to successful candidates of this examination is accorded recognition on an all Indian basis as equivalent to Indian Higher Secondary Certificate (10+2 scheme).

Pre-School education consists of:

Nursery (playway) Age 3+ years
Kindergarten (K.G) Age 4+ years
Prep Age 5+ years

The Board of Secondary Education Indian Schools, Indonesia

MATRICULATION (SCIENCE STREAM)  External Assessment

  • English (Language & Literature)
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Geography / History
  • Second Language (Hindi / French / Indonesian / Mandarin)
  • Advance Computer Studies (Optional Subject)

Internal Assessment

  • Pancasila and Morals
  • Physical Education
  • Computer Studies (Core)
  • Art / Music

MATRICULATION (COMMERCE STREAM)

External Assessment

  • English (Language & Literature)
  • Mathematics
  • Business Studies
  • Commerce / Biology
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Geography / History
  • Second Language (Hindi / French / Indonesian / Mandarin)
  • Advance Computer Studies (Optional Subject)

Internal Assessment

  • Pancasila and Morals
  • Physical Education
  • Computer Studies (Core)
  • Art/Music

HIGHER SECONDARY (SCIENCE STREAM)

External Assessment

  • English (Language & Literature)
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology / Information Technology in Global Society / Economics
  • Hindi / French / Indonesian / Mandarin

Internal Assessment

  • Pancasila and Morals
  • Computer Studies (Core)
  • Physical Education

HIGHER SECONDARY (COMMERCE STREAM)

External Assessment

  • English (Language & Literature)
  • Mathematics
  • Business and Organization
  • Information Technology in a Global Society / Biology
  • Economics / Accounting
  • Hindi / French / Indonesian / Mandarin

The Matriculation and Higher Secondary Examinations are conducted by Board of Secondary Education Indian Schools, Indonesia which is recognized by the Association of Indian Universities of India, U.S.A., U.K., Australia, etc. The school offers IGCSE, O Level University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate subjects and Certificate Examinations held twice a year - October/November and May / June and the I.B. (Geneva Switzerland) Diploma Examination May session.

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 University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate

IGCSE is a balanced international curriculum which is designed to encourage high academic standards through a practical approach to teaching and learning.

The curriculum consists of a course of study leading to an examination which is typically taken at the age of 16. Successful students receive an internationally recognized qualification, the international General Certificate of Secondary Education, which is equivalent in standard to the international GCE Ordinary level and British GCSE examinations.

The curriculum is suitable for students of all nationalities and all levels of ability. It provides an ideal preparation for higher level courses such as the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), international GCE Advanced Level, SAT and APT, International Baccalaureate, and for vocational
training and employment.

IGCSE is used by schools in over 100 countries throughout the world and has  been recognized as a qualification for matriculation purposes by universities in the United Kingdom and in many other countries.

IGCSE covers a broad range of subjects with syllabuses which are regularly reviewed to keep pace with developments in educational practice and to meet the needs of schools throughout the world.

QUALIFICATIONS

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

IGCSE examinations lead to the award of one of eight grades (A*, A, B, C, D, E, F, G) in each subject. The highest grade is A* which matches A* in British GCSE examinations. Grades A, B and C are equivalent to the corresponding grades in the international GCE Ordinary Level and British GCSE examinations.

IGCSE certificates list results in all subjects in which the candidate has gained a grade G or better. Candidates who fail to achieve the minimum satisfactory  standard of work in a subject will not be given a grade in that subject.

In most subjects, candidates take examinations at one of two levels: Core or Extended. The extended level is designed for candidates of higher academic ability who are expected to achieve grades A*, A, B and C, while the less demanding Core level provides for candidates who are expected to achieve D,  E, F and G.

International Certificate Education (ICE)

The ICE is awarded to candidates who pass in seven or more IGCSE subjects, including two from Group I and one from each of Groups II to V. Successful candidates are placed in one of three categories:

Distinction: Grade A* or grade A in five subjects and grade C or better
in two subjects;

Merit: Grade C or better in five subjects and grade F or better in two
subjects;

Pass: Grade G or better in seven subjects;

ASSESSMENT

IGCSE examinations are conducted by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES). The examinations consists of a variety of tests and are not limited to conventional written papers. Examinations in nearly all subjects include the option of projects, oral or practical work which may be assessed by the students own teachers.

Extensive training is given to teachers before they carry out the assessment of their students work. This training is available both in the form of courses held in Cambridge and elsewhere, and in Distance Training Packs for teachers who are unable to attend a training session.

The assessment carried out by teachers is checked by external examiners appointed by UCLES, in order to ensure consistency of standards between schools.

ADMINISTRATION

IGCSE is administered by UCLES. Specialist staff in the IGCSE Office co-ordinate the work of examiners. Subject offices and administrative staff to ensure the smooth running of the examination, and are available to provide information and advice to schools and other institutions.

IGCSE can only be taken by students at schools which are registered with UCLES. Schools which wish to register should contact the Information Unit at UCLES.

Examinations are held in May / June and November each year. Nearly all subjects are available in both of these sessions.

UCLES

The University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) has provided international examinations of the highest quality since 1863. Today it’s a world leader in education assessment, with schools and colleges in more than one hundred countries throughout the world following courses leading to its examinations. Over one million candidates appear for UCLES examinations  through recognized local centers

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 The International Baccalaureate Diploma

The International Baccalaureate (IB) programme is a comprehensive and rigorous two-year curriculum, leading to examinations, for students aged between sixteen and nineteen. Based on the pattern of no single country, it is a deliberate compromise between the specialization required in some national systems and the breadth preferred in others. The general objectives of the IB are to provide students with a balanced education; to facilitate geographic and cultural mobility; and to promote international understanding through a shared academic experience. Since its founding, the IB Diploma has become a symbol of academic integrity and intellectual promise. The student who satisfies its demands demonstrates a strong commitment to learning, both in terms of the mastery of subject content and in the development of the skills and discipline necessary for success in a competitive world.

SUBJECT GROUPS

The IB curriculum consists of six subject groups:

  • Language A1: (best language) including the study of selections from World literature.
  • Language A2: literature and language course for speakers with a high level of competence in target language or Language B: foreign language learning programme for students with previous experience of learning the language or Language ab initio: foreign language learning programme for beginners.
  • Individual and Societies: History, Geography, Economics, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Anthropology, Business and  Organisation, Information Technology in a Global Society.
  • Experimental Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Systems, Design Technology.
  • Mathematics: Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Mathematical Studies, Advanced Mathematics (Sl.)
  • Electives: Art/Design, Music, Theatre Arts, Latin, Classical Greek, Computer Science a second subject from Individuals and Societies or Experimental Sciences group, a third modern language, Information Technology in a Global Society, the Advanced Mathematics (SL), or a School based Syllabus approved by the IBO.

ELIGIBILITY

  • To be eligible for the award of the Diploma, candidates are required to offer one subject from each of the groups.
  • At least three and not more than four of the six subjects are taken at the Higher level (minimum 240 teaching hours), the others at Subsidiary level (minimum 150 teaching hours).
  • Each examined subject is graded on a scale of 1 (minimum) to 7 (maximum).
  • The award of the Diploma requires a minimum total of 24 points and the absence of certain disqualifying conditions explained in detail separately.
  • The Diploma candidate must meet three additional requirements:
  1. Submission of an Extended Essay ;
  2. Satisfactory completion of a course entitled Theory of Knowledge (TOK) ;
  3. Compulsory participation in the extracurricular CAS programme (Creativity, Action, Service).

All students are encouraged to engage in the full Diploma programme. Those who fail to satisfy all requirements, or who elect to take fewer than six subjects, are awarded a Certificate for the examinations completed. Diploma candidates wishing to offer more than six subjects receive an additional Certificate for the extra subjects (s).

The Organization is based in Geneva, Switzerland, with administrative office in New York, Buenos Aires and Singapore. The Examinations Office, located in the United Kingdom, oversees- two examination sessions per year. The May session serves the large majority of candidates; schools in the Southern Hemisphere subscribe to the smaller November session. Over 2000 individual examiners  worldwide participate in the assessment of student work. The three working  languages of the 18 are English, French, Spanish and Mandarin.

READING THE IB TRANSCRIPT

The grading scheme in use for the IB examinations is as follows:

  • Very poor
  • Poor
  • Mediocre
  • Satisfactory
  • Good
  • Very good
  • Excellent