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ICSE and CBSE boards moving towards foreign boards

Nov 20, 2014 15:48 IST

    From the year 2017, Doon School in Dehradun is giving a thought of moving from the ICSE board, which offers the ICSE curriculum, to the IGCSE and IB (International General Certificate of Secondary Education and International Baccalaureate respectively) curriculum.

    Privileged private schools across India under CBSE or ICSE Board are losing students in large numbers to international schools & examinations like the International General Certificate of Secondary Education and International Baccalaureate respectively. Across the nation, the trend has picked up of late.

    Recently, Doon School clued-up its parent community that it was taking into consideration moving from the ICSE system to IGCSE.  In a reply through email, the school stated that it was "considering a move from ICSE to IGCSE" although a "final decision had not yet been taken" & for the moment, the school would prolong to be affiliated to the ICSE Board. Parents state that that they have been told the school would make the change gradually without causing trouble to existing students.

    When school was interrogated as to why it was considering the move, the school stated, "Pedagogical techniques around the globe are witnessing a paradigm shift. The demands on the boys for admission into top colleges and universities, both within India and abroad, require them to be able to think critically, think conceptually and develop research and analytical skills."

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