CBSE PATTERN 

Comprehensive & Innovative-runs from April to March. FAIPS is committed to a global education in order to allow the children maximum versatility in their future lives.
We seek to draw on the best of educational research with special emphasis on ideas and educational traditions which ameliorate the child's personality.

The early years (3-9 years old):
This constitutes the primary years, from classes L.K.G. to V and is the foundation on which the child stands in his later years.
This program offers a comprehensive inquiry based, intellectually motivating do-and-learn approach to teaching and learning.
The play way method is what we advocate.
They learn how to solve complex problems, think critically and develop a body of relevant knowledge and skills.

The middle years (10-13 year old):"
The Middle School – early Secondary Classes VI to VIII when the students’ activities are increasingly discipline based.
Here the child chisels his knowledge into a meaningful whole and learns to apply all that he has assimilated in his daily life.
There is ample scope of creativity, freedom of expression and a one-to-one rapport with the teachers.

The Final years (14-17 year olds):
This constitutes the Secondary and the Senior Secondary Classes, IX to XII. For these classes, the session commences from April to March.
The child is expected to take All India Secondary School Examination, at the end of Class X with minimum five subjects English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science and Hind/French.

After the successful completion of the Secondary Examination, the student enters the last two year of his school life. Here, the student is permitted to choose his stream. The options are:


Medicine: English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
Engineering: English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Sc / Economics
Commerce: English, Mathematics, Economics, Business Studies and Accountancy
Humanities: English, Political Science, Psychology, Multimedia & web tech and Economics

After the completion of Class XI and XII the student appears for the All India Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, after which he / she is eligible for any University in India, or abroad for further studies.

 

IGCSE
The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a curriculum and assessment system, suitable for schools around the world, certified by the University of Cambridge. It is an internally based curriculum allowing teaching to be placed in a localized context, making it relevant in different regions. IGCSEs are internationally recognized by schools, universities and employers.

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) provides a choice of core and extended papers in most subjects.

The curriculum is completed over a period of 3 years, grades 9, 10 and 11. Grade 9 will be a Foundation Course for the students of grade 8 coming to grade 9.The student should be 13 years old, as on 01-04-2013, and should have a pass certificate of class 8.


The entry point is in grade 9. The subjects in grade 9 are: English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology,Economics, Business Studies, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), French and Arabic.

After successful completion of 1 year, the student moves on to Level I (grade 10) and then to Level II (grade 11), at the end of which the student is ready to take the Final IGCSE Examination in May – June 2015.


In grade 10 (Level I) and in grade 11 (Level II) the school offers 8 subjects, at Extended Level, 3 beingcompulsory and the other 5 optional, according to the aptitude of the student. The extended level is designed to stretch the most capable students, a maximum grade of A* or A being awarded, and a minimum of C to G, depending upon the subject.


IGCSE curriculum is a Grade based system, where only the grades are reflected and in languages where there is a speaking component, a range of 1 – 5 is awarded, 1 being the highest speaking ability.


A student has to take 3 compulsory subjects: English (as a Second Language), Mathematics, Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

The Optional subjects are: Physics / Business Studies, Chemistry / Economics, Biology / Accounting, Arabic (as First Language), French (as a Second Language).


However, it is advisable that the student takes the Final Examination in 4 or 5 subjects in Year 10 – The subjects being English, French (optional), Arabic (optional), ICT, Biology / Business Studies, Physics / Economics.

The remaining subjects can be completed in Year 11 – the subjects being Chemistry / Accounts, Math, French (optional), Arabic (optional).