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Multiple curriculum Available In India: An Analysis

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The current education system follows different kinds of curriculum. The most well-known curricula are CBSE, ICSE, IGCSE/IB, SSC. A comparative analysis of all these curricula will make it convenient for you to choose the right one for your child.

CBSE

CBSE curriculum focuses on developing both Mathematical and Scientific side of the students. However, it has fewer language papers. The system of education in CBSE is very much embedded with the objectives of thinking methodology, problem-solving, practical application of knowledge, developing technical and analytical skills in the student.

The evaluation process at CBSE does not have any aggregate criteria, rather it has 33% margin in theory & practical for passing the Class 10th. Subjects considered for Class 10th exams are Mathematics, Social Studies, English, Science and one language. Apart from these, other subjects which are given as optional include Home Science, Physical Exercises, Information Education, Fine Arts, Music, Dance, etc.  

Preparation for competitive exams for IIT JEE, AIEEE, AIPMT, are structured as per CBSE syllabus. Also, there are many National level competitions for Science and Mathematics. CBSE follows NCERT syllabus and all its teachers must have B.Ed/M.Ed or Masters in particular subject.

ICSE

The core focus of ICSE is to develop skills of Language (English in particular), Arts and Science in the child. ICSE is specifically structured for gaining better analytical skills, communication fluency, academic performance and management skills in the child. It is a very balanced curriculum that evaluates student’s proficiency levels in Mathematics, Social Studies, English, Science and one language at Class 10th level. Apart from these, subject like Home Science, Physical Exercises, Information Education, Fine Arts, Music, Dance, etc. are offered as optional subjects to the child. The student must hold an aggregate with a distribution of 20% in the 1st Group of subjects and 50% in the 2nd Group.

ICSE helps in the preparation of TOEFL, and many other language-based competitive exams.

ICSE follows syllabus is based on the need of the hour criteria, and all its teachers must have B.Ed/M.Ed or Masters in particular subject.

 

IGCSE/IB

The students who consider IGCSE/IB for education go on to develop a command over subject content and are particular about learning the concept. Humanities, Languages, and Arts are the core subjects and very few textbooks are prescribed. The educational goal of IGCSE/IB is to create the sense of holistic learning and intercultural awareness in the child. The focus is on developing communication skills, flexibility in intellectual growth.

The curriculum in Class 10th comprises of Mathematics, Social Studies, English, Science and one language. The inclusion of a vocational subject makes this curriculum more futuristic. IGCSE/IB follows internal checking process without any formal written exams. There are checkpoints at the primary & secondary levels.

International competitive exams like GRE, GMAT, TOEFL gets convenient through IGCSE/IB. There are many co-curricular activities considered by this curriculum. All teachers are educated and trained to develop high skill-set in their students; that allow the students to meet international level of competition. The syllabus gets revised as per international developments to meet the requirements.

SSC/State Board

Like ,SSC curriculum too focuses on developing the Mathematical and Scientific side of the students. It also stays focused on developing Regional Language. The educational approach of SSC is to gain academic benefits and is strictly marks-oriented. At Class 10th level, SSC evaluates Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Marathi, and one more compulsory language as per the choice of the student. SSC also adds the provision of one vocational subject that can help in cultivating spirit of entrepreneurship in the child.

Competitive exams are organized for English, Mathematics, one Vocational Subject and Regional Languages. The examination process is on semi-annual and annual basis, with a minimum of 35% marks needed to pass.

CBSE

ICSE

IGCSE / IB

SSC

Maths / Science

High – Very High

Moderate – High

Moderate –High

Moderate-High

Languages / Social Study

Moderate

High

Very High

Moderate-High

Extra Curricular

High

High

Very High

Moderate

Educational Approach

Knowledge Application

Practical / Analytical

Conceptual / Analytical / Overall

Theoretical

Exam Toughness

Moderate – High

Very High

High – Very High

Low – Moderate

Cost

Moderate

Moderate – High

Very High

Low

Teachers Training

Moderate – High

Moderate – High

High – Very High

Low – Moderate

Curriculum Update

Moderate – High

High

Very High

Low – Moderate

Analysis by Rohan Savla-Mumbai

https://india.goodschoolin.com/uniform-system-assessment-cbse/

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