International General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) is an international education curriculum and qualification provided by the University of Cambridge.  IGCSE is the pre-eminent standard of international education accepted around the world.  The National Education Policy of 2020 is aimed at shifting all education in India towards the strategies, principles and pedagogy that exist within international education standards.

So the NEP 2020 is surely plugging that gap in the education system. and NEP will make the new generation to receive international standard education…PM Narendra Modi’s dream idea through NEP is to prepare the educated youth, and a secured and enriched nation.
– Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Oct 2021

In other words, India as a whole has recognized and is adopting the educational system that has been in place and available through IGCSE for over twenty years.

The IGCSE qualification is delivered through international boards such as Cambridge International Education. Schools within India are recognized as international schools based on their approval and acceptance by one of these boards.

The Learning Curve International School is the only school in Mysore that is approved by both Cambridge International Education. Read below to find out more about each board.

Why is CAIE IGCSE right for my learner?

IGCSE is a qualification brand for academic and generation qualifications from the University of Cambridge. IGCSE’s qualifications are world renowned and highly respected, giving learners the opportunity to succeed in life, learning and employment. By combining world-class qualification standards with a forward thinking approach and international content, IGCSE qualifications are the ideal pathway to today’s top universities, offering learners access to tomorrow’s global opportunities. They also offer teachers the high-tech support they need to help students achieve their full potential and make the most of these opportunities.

Nationally Recognized Qualifications

In India, International GCSE is accepted as equivalent to 10th grade of other Indian boards and IGCSE is one of the approved boards and an associate member of COBSE (Council of Boards of School Education in India). GCE – ‘A’ level of IGCSE is recognized by AIU (Association of Indian Universities) as equivalent to +2 stage qualification of an Indian Board giving access to the bachelor degree programs at all Indian Universities.

Read more through these links: 

Globally Recognized Qualifications

IGCSE qualifications give your child the opportunity to study towards academic qualifications that are recognized and revered by the best universities around the world. They prepare your child to excel at degree level in what is now a truly international higher education environment. IGCSE qualifications open doors to the world’s leading universities – including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, University of Hong Kong, University of Melbourne and National University of Singapore.

About Cambridge International Education

We are an approved Cambridge International School, registered to offer education programmes from Cambridge Assessment International Education, part of the University of Cambridge. We are proud to be part of the world’s largest international community of schools, preparing students for life with Cambridge qualifications that are valued by universities and employers around the world. The Cambridge pedagogy gives students a clear path for educational success. We shape its curriculum around how our students learn – with a wide range of subjects and flexible ways to offer them. Our programmes inspire students [or your child] to love learning, helping them discover new abilities and a wider world.

Subjects For IGCSE

Cambridge ICE is a group award for Cambridge IGCSE, 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.

Cambridge ICE curriculum
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: Professional and Creative


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. Environmental Management (0680) can count as either a Group II or a Group III subject and we at TLC are making it a compulsory subject for all students.
ICE Certification charges will be extra which has to be paid during board exams.

Group I Languages

English (0500) ( Compulsory for all students)

Second Language: Hindi(0549) ( Exam is only available in March Series)

Foreign Language: French (0520)

Group II: Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Environmental Management (0680)
  • Economics (0455)

Group III: Sciences

  • Physics (0625)
  • Chemistry (0620)
  • Biology (0610)
  • Environmental Management (0680)

Group IV: Mathematics

  • Mathematics (0580) (Compulsory subject)
  • Additional Mathematics (0606)

Group V: Professional and Creative

  • Art and Design (0400)
  • Business Studies(0450)
  • Information Technology (0417)
  • Computer Science (0478)

About Pearson-Edexcel

Edexcel is a qualification brand for academic and general qualifications that are world renowned and highly respected, giving learners an opportunity to succeed in life, learning and employment. At TLC, we combine world-class qualification standards with a forward-thinking approach and international content. Edexcel qualifications are the ideal path for today’s top universities, offering learners access to tomorrow’s global opportunities. We are affiliated with Pearson Edexcel, where we offer premier education from preschool to Grade 8. Our curriculum (both Cambridge and Edexcel) is specifically designed to prepare our students for seamless transition to universities in India and abroad while keeping pace with the high standard demanded by the International School system.