CAIE (Cambridge Assessment International Education)
At IRA we offer the CAIE curriculum with a broad range of internationally recognised qualifications.
The University of Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) is world's most popular international qualification taken in over 160 countries.
The Cambridge International Education for 5 - 19 year olds is divided up into four stages:
- Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP)
- Secondary 1/ Checkpoint
- Secondary 2/ IGCSE
- Cambridge International A Levels
The CAIE curriculum at IRA is enriched by our teachers offering personalised guidance and mentoring to our students. The teachers at IRA undergo regular training, attend seminars and conferences which enable them to upgrade themselves in mark schemes, and examiner’s report etc.
The state-of-the-art facilities like the ICT Lab with supervised internet connectivity, the Science and Math Labs, classrooms conducive to learning, and an open access to our well equipped library facilitate the international curriculum of our academy. The Interactive whiteboards and other audio-visual aids further supplement classroom teaching. These facilities are in line with the CAIE requirements.
We advocate a teaching approach based on positive achievement which is brought out through a variety of teaching strategies like Teacher-led whole class learning, Group and Individual work, Games and imaginative play, and Practical work. These strategies address different learning styles, as well as the development of thinking skills, independence, risk-taking and creativity. The Field trips and educational visits organised by the school offers an experiential learning opportunity to our young scholars.
The CAIE curriculum is enriched by these strategies which put the students of IRA Global at the core of the learning process.
Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP)
The CIPP curriculum of IRA Global is based on the ideas, theories and practices prevalent internationally. It is a comprehensive provision for teaching, learning and assessment in the core subjects for children aged between 5 to 11 years.
The Primary Programme covers the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science, developing essential skills in literacy, numeracy and scientific enquiry while covering a good knowledge base. While at the periphery, the students receive instruction in national and foreign languages, Information technology and creative art, thus completing the continuum of holistic development.
Secondary 1/ Checkpoint
The Secondary 1/Checkpoint curriculum at IRA Global provides natural progression from Cambridge Primary and develops children's knowledge and skills in Mathematics, English and Science. Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme is part of the Cambridge Secondary 1 stage.
Cambridge Secondary 1 offers a curriculum framework for educational success for learners, typically for 11-14 years old. It also provides excellent preparation for our learners embarking on Cambridge Secondary 2 (IGCSE).
We offer the core subjects - English, Math and Science as per the curriculum framework given by the CAIE. Checkpoint text books recommended by CAIE are used for the purpose. Students language skills are further enriched through training in national and foreign languages. The Social Studies are also taught, the emphasis is on developing students understanding of their environment and deepening their reverence for rich geographical wealth and the glorious historical heritage of our country. There is a gradually progression into the study of world history and global geography with emphasis on developing worldview of students and intensifying the understanding of his role in the world at large. Students are further equipped with technical skills through the study of Information and Communication Technology.
Cambridge Checkpoint tests are taken at the end of Cambridge Secondary 1. It is an innovative new diagnostic testing service marked by CAIE. It provides schools with an external international benchmark for student performance.
Secondary 2/ IGCSE
At IRA Global we offer the Secondary 2/IGCSE curriculum. The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is the world's most popular international qualification for 14 - 16 years old. It develops students' skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving, and gives them excellent preparation for the next stage in their education.
We offer a combination of subjects catering to the Science and Commerce streams. Each subject is certificated separately, offering a variety of routes for learners of different abilities. It is used as a preparation for A Level, AS, International Baccalaureate and US Advanced Placement courses.