The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education was first established by the Local Examinations Syndicate of the University of Cambridge in the year 1958. The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) is a private, non-governmental board of school education in the country which strictly affiliates English medium schools only.
The Board primarily conducts two examinations ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) for class 10 and ISC (Indian School Certificate) for class 12. Depending upon the needs and requirements of the particular school, ICSE Board grants both permanent as well as provisional affiliation. There are certain norms that should be adhered to while seeking affiliation from ICSE failure to fulfill any of the pre-requisites might lead to disaffiliation as well.
Why ICSE School?
Listed below are the benefits of starting an ICSE affiliated school:
- ICSE syllabus is more comprehensive as compared to the syllabus offered by CBSE.
- Students who opted for ICSE board have an edge over other students in exams such as TOEFL, IELTS etc.
- ICSE certification is recognised around the world, mainly by foreign universities.
- The syllabus is regularly updated keeping in mind the latest global trends.
- Students have wide choice to choose from a variety of contemporary books and international texts as well.
- ICSE curriculum is not ?textbook oriented? and has a wider outlook for the holistic development of the students.
- The ICSE has more practical application projects and practicals in ICSE are better ways of learning not just cramming the subject.
- Evaluation is more objective and qualitative.
Undoubtedly, seeking affiliation for the school is indeed a burdensome process; therefore it is advisable to take up a school franchise.