Cambridge (CAIE)

CAMBRIDGE (CAIE)

PRINCIPAL MESSAGE

Mr. Man Singh Subba, is a prominent educationist hailing from beautiful city Dehradun in Uttrakhand. He is scholar in English Literature who has been an ardent learner throughout. He is MA in English Literature. He is passionate about all kinds of aesthetic subjects and believes in taking educational profession as an art. His professional career flanks over more than 23 years in the field of education. Being a teacher of English throughout with devout passion in the subject, he has headed many schools. He has been a teacher, counsellor, mentor, head and principal. Over the years, he has amassed a plethora of experience in the field of education.

He has been associated with education boards like CISCE, CBSE, IB and APE, CAIE. He has headed Cambridge Schools for over a decade. He believes in maximum drive into technology oriented teaching embed with values and qualities that prepare students for challenges in life.

Overview

The school is registered with Cambridge Assessment International Examination, Cambridge, UK. The school offers classes Pre-KG to grade 8 for CBSE students and Pre-KG to A Level (grade 12) for Cambridge students. The academic year begins in April and the Final examinations are taken in Feb-March.

English is the medium of instruction throughout the school. CBSE curriculum is followed for grades Pre-KG to grade 8 if the students are admitted for CBSE. Primarily, the school is CIE school. Other than English, regional language is also offered. The school makes every effort to ensure that each student reaches a high standard in the languages. Hindi, Tamil and French are available as second and third languages.

Cambridge Assessment International Education

Cambridge Assessment International Education prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning.

The Cambridge Pathway gives students a clear path for educational success from age 5 to 19. Schools can shape the curriculum around how they want students to learn – with a wide range of subjects and flexible ways to offer them. It helps students discover new abilities and a wider world, and gives them the skills they need for life, so they can achieve at school, university and work.
Qualifications such as Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS & A Level are recognized by universities and employers worldwide as evidence of academic achievement.

Sunshine Program

Our Sunshine Program is designed for pre-primary years. 

TSA offers PKG, JKG and SKG pre-primary classes. TSA believes that it is very important to build the foundation for lifelong learning skill in the children, hence pre-primary experience is tailored to meet the requirement of these skills. Here, at TSA, pre-primary students stand respected, capable, curious, inquisitive and full of abilities and ideas. Our experience staff particularly working with pre-primary section, co-construct in-depth investigations with the students so that each child is actively involved with the studies.

These investigations may last a short period or  extend throughout the entire school year.  These investigations are the tools for the students to observe, question, hypothesize and experiment in authentic, meaningful investigations, which forms platform for the children to extend far beyond basic skills.

Most importantly, students leave the pre-primary program excited about learning and with the ability and confidence to succeed in the next stages of their education. This powerful approach to learning is based on the education policy of TSA.  

Our pre-primary program is structured in such a way that children are viewed as capable learners who have so much to offer. At TSA, children play, explore, discover the beautiful indoor and outdoor environments and learn naturally. The curriculum which broadly is play way method, aims at developing personal, social, and emotional aspects in the children at the beginning stage. Communication, world knowledge, creative and aesthetic development, mathematical awareness, physical development, literacy, teamwork, self help skills are the prime area where our Sunshine Program focuses.

Cambridge International Primary Program

Cambridge Primary Checkpoint tests have been designed to assess learners at the end of Cambridge Primary. They are available in English, English as a second language, mathematics, science and Cambridge Global Perspectives. The tests give valuable feedback on learners’ strengths and weaknesses before they progress to the next stage of education.

The tests are marked in Cambridge and provide schools with an external international benchmark for learner performance. Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Global Perspectives students produce a team project that is assessed by teachers and externally moderated by Cambridge International. Each learner receives a statement of achievement and a diagnostic feedback report, giving schools detailed information and parents extra trust in the feedback they receive.

Feedback reports

Schools use the feedback from Cambridge Primary Checkpoint to make strategic decisions, drawing upon a pool of information and specialist reporting tools that are built into the tests. 

The Cambridge Primary Checkpoint feedback reports enable teachers to: 

  • Tailor individual learning programmes 
  • Monitor group and individual performance 
  • Compare the performance of all learners taking tests in that session 
  • Manage learning programmes within schools and as learners move between schools. 

The test feedback measures a learner’s performance in relation to: 

  • The curriculum framework 
  • Their teaching group 
  • A whole school cohort Previous years’ learners. 

Learner report 

The report on a learner gives: 

  • A Cambridge Primary Checkpoint score for the whole subject 
  • A Cambridge Primary Checkpoint score for each main topic/skill 
  • A list of the questions (and the sub-topics/skills) where the candidate’s performance was particularly strong or particularly weak 
  • A statement of achievement. 

Teaching group report 

The report on a teaching group gives: 

  • An average Cambridge Primary Checkpoint score for the whole subject 
  • An average Cambridge Primary Checkpoint score for each main topic/skill 
  • A list of sub-topics/skills with comments on the performance of the group 
  • The Cambridge Primary Checkpoint scores of each learner on the subject and on each main topic/skill 
  • The marks scored by each learner on each question. 

School report 

The report on a school gives: 

  • An average Cambridge Primary Checkpoint score for the whole subject 
  • An average Cambridge Primary Checkpoint score for each main topic/skill 
  • A list of sub-topics/skills with comments on the performance of the learners. 

End of series report 

The end of series report gives the results of the whole cohort, from all schools worldwide, broken down by age and first language, so that schools can compare their own results with those of similar learners. The report also gives the examiner’s comments on the test.

Cambridge Lower Secondary Program

Cambridge Lower Secondary Program is tailored for Classes VI, VII and VIII (Stage 7,8 and 9). It is founded on the values of the University of Cambridge and the best practice in schools. Curriculum plays crucial role when it comes to meet schools’ vision. It develops learners who are inquisitive, responsible, innovative and engaged.   It develops skills and understanding in English, Mathematics, Science and Cambridge Global Perspective. The qualification takes into account vital elements like world class curriculum, high quality support and integrated assessment.

Cambridge Lower Secondary Program acts as stepping stone for Cambridge Upper Secondary Program and other educational programs. It prepares students for the next level which ensures excellence in academics. In other words it is a foundation for progression to higher level. Exams like Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint tests is used for monitoring learner’s readiness to the next stage of education.

Being an international curriculum, it is characterised by the element of cultural sensitivity. It includes top quality teaching and assessment resources appropriate for teaching and learning in local and international school.

The curriculum framework of Cambridge Lower Secondary Program has been designed with the goal of educational success for students. Students are expected to participate actively in class, to ask questions, to make presentations, to carry out independent research and also to work collaboratively in teams. Our teachers help the students to develop the skills that will enable them to succeed in this dynamic teaching environment.

Assessment:

Periodic Evaluation:

This type of assessment supports learning during the learning process and is at the heart of our school’s teaching-learning framework. Our Teachers are constantly assessing the child’s understanding through a range of formative assessments targeting various skills. This helps us to check for understanding along the way and provide feedback to students so they can improve their performance.

Cumulative Evaluation:

We believe that periodically it is essential to evaluate the student’s assimilation of knowledge and understanding based on pedagogic philosophy. A comprehensive progress report is sent to parents at the end of every term. These reports detail academic accomplishment, personal development, participation in activities and general conduct.

Progression Test:

Progression Tests: These tests are taken at the end of the academic session. These tests are tailored to assess the student’s achievement with an international benchmark which helps teachers to identify learner’s strengths and weaknesses and give advice on progression routes

 Cambridge Checkpoint:

At the end of Lower Secondary i.e. grade VIII (stage 9), students take the Cambridge Checkpoint tests. They are standardised, set and marked by CAIE to provide schools with an external international benchmark for student performance. It provides detailed feedback on students’ strengths and weaknesses in key curriculum areas before they move into IGCSE Level stage.

Feedback of this kind is an invaluable source of information. Schools and colleges will be able to make strategic decisions, drawing upon a pool of information and specialist reporting tools built into Cambridge Checkpoint. Learners at international schools will have a transferable indication of their academic progress.

Cambridge IGCSE

Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success. Developed over 30 years ago, it is tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide. We align the standards of Cambridge IGCSE with the GCSE qualification taken in England .

Cambridge IGCSE is a standard international qualification which helps learners to improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving . It prepares learners for the advanced study.

Cambridge IGCSE develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:

Subject content

Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as unfamiliar situations

Intellectual enquiry

Flexibility and responsiveness to change

Working and communicating in English

Influencing outcomes

Cultural awareness.

What is the difference between IGCSE Core and IGCSE Extended?

To take into account differing abilities, there is a choice between Core and Extended curriculum papers in some subjects.

The Core curriculum 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 has been designed for the more academically able. It is targeted at those expected to achieve grades A* to E

The Schram Academy Ayanambakkam offers following subjects in IGCSE

  1. English
  2. Maths
  3. Physics
  4. Chemistry
  5. Biology
  6. Information and Communication Technology
  7. Business
  8. Economics
  9. Accounting.
  10. Enterprise
  11. Hindi
  12. French
  13. Art and Design
  14. Physical Education (from 2020)
  15. Travel and Tourism (from 2020)
  16. Global Perspective (from 2020)

Cambridge ICE

Cambridge ICE is a group award for Cambridge IGCSE, and is very popular in the USA and South America.

It allows schools to offer a broad and balanced curriculum by recognising the achievements of learners who pass examinations in at least seven Cambridge IGCSE subjects from five different subject groups, including two different languages.

The Cambridge IGCSE subjects are grouped into five curriculum areas:

Group I: Languages

Group II: Humanities and Social Sciences

Group III: Sciences

Group IV: Mathematics

Group V: Creative and Professional 

Learners must take two different languages from Group I, and one subject from each of Groups II, III, IV and V. The seventh subject can be taken from any of the five subject groups.

The subjects available are listed below. Please note that not all subjects are available in both the June and November series.

​Group I: Language

               English, French, Hindi

Group II: Humanities and Social Science

               Economics, Global Perspective, Environmental Management

Group III: Science

               Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Group IV: Mathematics

               Mathematics

Group V: Creative and Professional

        Accounting, Art and Design, Business Studies, Enterprise, Information and Communication Technology, Travel and Tourism

Note: Please note that Cambridge is flexible for the subject choice, but it depends on the school, according to the resources available with school, to offer subject combination. School tries best to accommodate with the subject choice of the student, however, above mentioned subjects are available according to the groups/combination which will be informed before academic session commences.

Cambridge Advance

Cambridge Advanced is typically for learners aged 16 to 19 years who need advanced study to prepare for university and higher education. It offers learners two routes: Cambridge International AS  Level and Cambridge International  A Level,

Thousands of learners worldwide gain places at leading universities every year with Cambridge International AS & A Levels. The syllabuses develop a deep understanding of subjects and independent thinking skills.

Schools have a choice of  subjects and the freedom to offer them in almost any combination. Learners can specialise or study a broad range of subjects.

The syllabuse prepares learners for university study, which is why universities worldwide value and recognise Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications.

Cambridge International AS & A Level develops learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills in:

  • In-depth subject content
  • Independent thinking
  • Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations
  • Handling and evaluating different types of information source
  • Thinking logically and presenting ordered and coherent arguments
  • Making judgements, recommendations and decisions
  • Presenting reasoned explanations, understanding implications and communicating them logically and clearly
  • Working and communicating in English.

Cambridge International A Level is typically a two-year course, and Cambridge International AS Level is typically one year. Some subjects can be started as a Cambridge International AS Level and extended to a Cambridge International A Level.

Following subjects are available at TSA Ayanambakkam Campus.

Cambridge AICE Diploma

The Cambridge AICE Diploma is made up of individual Cambridge International AS & A Levels, which have widespread international standing as educational qualifications. 

By demanding knowledge from three different subject groups, plus the core compulsory subject, Cambridge International AS Level Global Perspectives & Research, the Cambridge AICE Diploma provides a broad curriculum with a balance of maths and science, languages, arts and humanities, and interdisciplinary subjects. It maintains flexibility and choice by allowing students to choose subjects at different levels.

Core 

To achieve the Diploma, all learners will need to study and pass the revised Cambridge International AS Level Global Perspectives & Research (9239). This skills-based course challenges learners to think critically, analyse evidence and compare perspectives. The learning is assessed through a team project and presentation as well as a written examination.

Subjects

There are a range of  Cambridge International AS and A Level subjects to choose from across four subject groups:

Group 1: Mathematics and Sciences

Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics

Group 2: Languages

English, Hindi, French, Tamil

Group 3: Arts and Humanities

Accounting, Art and Design, Business, Economics, Travel and Tourism

Group 4: Interdisciplinary subjects (optional)

English General Paper, Thinking Skills

Learners must achieve at least one credit from each of Groups 1, 2 and 3. A maximum of two credits can count from Group 4, which is optional.

Note: Please note that Cambridge is flexible for the subject choice, but it depends on the school, according to the resources available with school, to offer subject combination. School tries best to accommodate with the subject choice of the student, however, above mentioned subjects are available according to the groups/combination which will be informed before academic session commences.