Weighing the Scales- Choosing Between CBSE, ICSE, IB or REAL WORLD.

So, which one should you go for? 

Here is an analytical difference between the three boards and an insight into the Superior way of learning. A way that gets our leaders of tomorrow ready for the real world!!

CBSEISCIBCBSE with Superior 3-in-1 Learning
Focus & ApproachTraditional Way of teaching. More focus on accumulation of knowledge, especially Math & ScienceAdvanced Curriculum. Expansive in approach. Equal Weightage to Humanities, Science and Commerce. Special Focus on English. Advanced Curriculum. Expansive in Approach. Equal Weightage to all streams of EducationSame Curriculum as CBSE. Enquiry, Experiential and Project Based Learning. Equal weightage to all streams of education with focus on Life Skills.
SubjectsPredefined subject combinations. 
3 streams
Same streams with different fixed and variable subjects. More options of subjects to choose from.Offer 6 different subject groups. Children choose 1 from each.Same streams with different fixed and variable subjects. More options of subjects to choose from.
Compulsory SubjectsEnglishEnglishSUPWCreativity Action Service (CAS)Extended Essay (EE)Theory of Knowledge (TOK)English
TextbooksPrescribed Textbooks + SyllabiPrescribed Textbooks + SyllabiPrescribed Textbooks + Recommended ReadingPrescribed Textbooks + Syllabi + Recommended Reading
Who Should go for itStudents looking for a scoring board with syllabus aligned with leading entrance examinationsStudents looking for overall grooming and language skills developmentStudents aiming for foreign universities or looking for global skills developmentStudents looking for a scoring board with syllabus aligned with leading entrance examinations. overall grooming and language skills development. global skills development with international methodology and wide acceptability.
Criteria of AssessmentAbility to Memorise and recall conceptsUnderstanding, skill development, Knowledge and applicationUnderstanding, skill development, Knowledge and applicationUnderstanding, skill development, Knowledge and application
Complexity/ Difficulty LevelLess Complex, more scoring, concepts taught in less depth. More stringent scoring, concepts taught at advance levelDemanding curriculum, students evaluated in various ways in addition to written examsStudents assessed all year round and on variety of criteria. Emphasis on oral and  problem-solving skills too.
Monetary $$$$$$$$$$ 

Education is about what happens inside of the walls, not what board is posted on the outside of the walls. Although the most important factor is not the board, but what’s actually happening in the school. The board determines how and what students learn. In order to really know, a parent must visit the school and see first-hand things like the culture of the school, the type of instructional strategies employed, how staff members interact with one another and with visitors, etc. What are the professional qualifications of the faculty and how often do they get professional development/training? Do staff members seem happy and comfortable or are they stressed out, anxious and overwhelmed?  How accessible is the School leadership? Most importantly, are students happy and engaged?  Do they actively participate in their education or is education something ‘done to them’?  
That’s the broad differences between the leading curriculums in India. Go ahead and make the best choice!! If you still have any doubts about these boards, or are unsure about which one to choose, drop your query at [email protected].

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