Cambridge IGCSE

At the end of Grade 7, students may choose the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) curriculum offered by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), UK for further study or continue with the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE)-CISCE, New Delhi.

The students of Grade 8 undertake the Checkpoint examinations at the end of the academic year. Practical, application-based activities and assignments are the high points of the Checkpoint curriculum. The emphasis is on the understanding and application of the concepts, rather than on remembering and recalling information. The Checkpoint Examination papers are evaluated by CIE and provide schools with an external international benchmark for student performance. Cambridge Checkpoint enables feedback on a student's strengths and weaknesses in key curriculum areas of English Language, Mathematics and General Sciences.

Students prepare for the IGCSE examinations through Grades 9 and 10. Cambridge IGCSE encourages learner-centred and enquiry-based approaches to learning. It develops a learner's skill in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving, giving the student excellent preparation for the next stage of education.

The IGCSE programme at Jamnabai Narsee International school encourages all-round student development. Students undertake one sport compulsorily and are encouraged to participate in all co-curricular activities - field trips, educational tours and exhibitions. Students also participate in the International Award for Young People (IAYP) programme, during which they take up social service, creativity and adventure-based tasks.

Clearly defined learning outcomes and content ensure that the Cambridge IGCSE is compatible with other curricula and is internationally relevant and sensitive to different needs and cultures. The highlight of this curriculum is the wide variety of subjects that are on offer, providing students with the flexibility to choose the subjects that best suit their interests and learning style.

IGCSE prepares every learner to be:

Confident in working with information and ideas - their own and those of others.

Responsible for themselves, responsible to and respectful of others.

Reflective, developing their ability to learn.

Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges.

Engaged Intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference.


Subjects offered to students of Grade 8


Hindi / French






Art and Design

Physical Education

Global Perspectives/ ICT Starter